The Orders of Knighthood and the Formation of the British Honours System, 1660-1760

Лицевая обложка
Boydell & Brewer Ltd, 2008 - Всего страниц: 470
`Sheds considerable new light on the nature, development and functions of the orders in a key phase of their history, and goes a long way to explaining how such archaic institutions could flourish in a culture that is commonly thought anti-traditional and especially hostile to the "middle ages"'. Professor JONATHAN BOULTON, University of Notre Dame. This is the first comprehensive study to set the British orders of knighthood properly into the context of the honours system - by analysing their political, social and cultural functions from the Restoration of the monarchy to the end of George II's reign. It examines the revival of the Order of the Garter and the proposals to establish the Orders of the Royal Oak and the Esquires of the Martyred King at the Restoration, the foundation (1687) and the revival (1703-4) of the Order of the Thistle as well as the foundation of the Order of the Bath (1725). It establishes just how central a part the orders played in the British high political life and its comprehensive and multidimensional approach carefully contrasts the idealistic discourse of virtue and honour to the real workings of the honours system; it also makes the case for the 'Chivalric Enlightenment'. The 'orders over the water', the Garter and the Thistle conferred by the Jacobite claimants, are discussed for the first time in the context of the established British honours system. Overall, the comparison between the socially very restricted British and the increasingly meritocratic Continental orders highlights the isolation of the British honours system from the European tendencies.
 

Отзывы - Написать отзыв

Не удалось найти ни одного отзыва.

Содержание

Christian gryphius KurzerEntwurffDer Geist und Weltlichen Ritter
1
frontispiece for the unpublished armorial of the order of the bath
21
the ideas of the honours
22
to the temple of honour
28
frontispiece of J W rammelsberg BeschreibungAller Geist und Welt
32
aubry de La mottraye The Voyages and Travels of A De La Motraye 7 The garter stall plate of the fourth duke of hamilton
57
two revivals two foundations
61
martyred king
67
ashmole Institution 14 The commemorative medal of the installation of king Charles Xi of
193
The garter and the Thistle
211
Prince Charles edward stuarts garter and garter star ashmolean
226
frontispiece of Statuten Des Königlichen Preußischen Ordens
248
the administration the officeholders and the religious
254
gilbert burnet by robert dunkarton after John riley and John smith
258
armorial bookplate of sir Thomas brand green rod
268
and their fame remain to their Posterity
277

works of Thomas Simon 9 allegorical scene with the insignia of the order of the bath and
73
patterns of appointments and disappointments
98
The knights of the british orders appointed 16601760
99
The honours of Charles iis natural sons
105
and the orders 2 The garter
109
Armilogia siveArs Chromocritica 11 sidney first earl of godolphin by John smith after kneller 12 armorial bookplate of the third earl of hyndford kt ...
115
offices in the garter 13 The kg and some other appointments of the first four dukes of
117
commoners and firstgeneration peers appointed kgs
123
the honours conferred on six of the seven signato
130
The dukes of bedford as kgs
143
The Thistle
155
The bath
168
Proposed kbs 1725
175
the dynastic and diplomatic role of the orders
187
the symbolic capital of the orders
286
The Jacobite kgs and kts and their advancement in the Jacobite peerage 29 The double knights of the established and the Jacobite orders 29 The garte...
292
Vitruvius Scoticus 20 The fourth duke of hamilton after kneller in the collection of Lennox
300
love house Limited haddington
311
Joseph sympson Junior
319
Queen elizabeth i The royal Collection
325
The first earl of sandwich after sir Peter Lely national Portrait gallery London
340
The funeral effigy and a part of the funeral procession details of francis sandford The Order and Ceremonies Used for and at the Solemn Intern
351
ment of The Duke of Albemarle London 1670 plates 1819 30 The monument of the second duke of montagu by Louisfrançois roubiliac Conway Li...
357
conclusion
360
an account on the knights of st andrew by sir Charles erskine ii armorial pedigree of the second duke of montagu iii sir edward Walpole iV Prince Ch...
367
The knights of the orders of the garter and the Thistle appointed
377
effigy of Charles ii
422
Авторские права

Часто встречающиеся слова и выражения

Библиографические данные