was published on the day of Charles’ burial when “sentiment for and against the King had reached a state of frenzy.” It was the. Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by Project Gutenberg. Eikon Basilike, Or, The King’s Book. Edited by Edward Almack. London: A. Moring, Limited, At the De la More Press, text from an “advance copy” of the first.

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It is now generally agreed that Gauden is likely to have compiled the text using some authentic writings of the King as a foundation.

A Very Short IntroductionOxford: It was published on 9 Februaryten days after the King was beheaded by Parliament in the aftermath of the English Civil War in Retrieved from ” https: In such a case, the authorship would have had no consequence on the effects of the book, however, because Eikon Basilike was presented as a portrait of Charles Stuart, the man, and not merely of King Charles I, then it became important for Milton to attack the person of the king as portrayed by his book and prove that it was not an authentic piece of work.

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The frontispiece was engraved by William Marshall. Scholars continue to disagree about the merits of this claim, though assuming that if Gauden wrote it, he had access to Charles’s papers when he did so.

See edition by P. What resulted was a ruthless pamphlet war as Cromwell and the Commonwealth sought to win the ideological battle against the image of a martyr king. Any information would be wonderful. In other projects Wikimedia Commons.

Oxford University Press, [http: Although the Commonwealth justified a public execution in terms of exacting justice on a tyrant, this was a moment that was meant, in part, to help break down the fabric of sacral kingship. The Trial of King Charles the First. Retrieved December 31, from Encyclopedia. Perhaps the greatest impact was made by a woodcut as frontispiece showing Charles at his devotions. Gauden arranged for Richard Royston to print the book and after a series of delays, the first copies went into circulation around the time of the execution.

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Eikon Basilike by King of England Charles I and John Gauden

In the midst of this propaganda war, Milton was commissioned by a desperate Cromwell to pen a response to the book when all other efforts to combat its influence had failed. And in their place to introduce an arbitrary and tiranicall government.


Eikon Basilike and the Martyrdom of Charles I. I was wondering if the style of printing is known? Eikon basilike or King’s Book was one of the most successful books ever published and established Charles I’s reputation as a martyr. Milton’s response sought to portray the image of Charles, and the absolute monarchy he aspired to, as idolsclaiming a reverence due only to God, and therefore justly overthrown to preserve the law of God.

Eikon basilike : or, The king’s book

After training to be a barrister, then turning to medicine, he became an Egyptologist and left some of his rare books to the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge. That heavn’nly Crown, already mine, I view with eies of Faith divine.

Wedgwood, Poetry and Politics under the Stuarts, Cambridge: By executing him in such a manner for all to see, the public was meant to be reminded of all the injustices that he committed against his subjects. Please subscribe or login to access full eikonn content.

That Splendid, but yet toilsom Crown Regardlessly I trample down. Learn more about citation styles Citation styles Encyclopedia.