- Title Pages
- Preface and Acknowledgements
- Chapter 1 Writing Divine Right
- Chapter 2 Figuring Stuart Dynasty
- Chapter 3 Staging Stuart Dynasty
- Chapter 4 Contesting the King
- Prologue: A Failure Image?
- Chapter 5 The Words and Silences of a King
- Chapter 6 Depicting Virtue and Majesty
- Chapter 7 Performing Sacred Kingship
- Chapter 8 Demystifying Majesty
- Prologue: The Civil War and the Contest for Represntation
- Chapter 9 Wars of Words and Paper Bullets
- Chapter 10 Visual Conflicts and Wars of Signs
- Chapter 11 Rival Rituals and Performances
- Prologue: Representing Republic
- Chapter 12 Writing Republic
- Chapter 13 A Republican Brand?
- Chapter 14 Staging Republic
- Chapter 15 Subverting the Commonwealth
- Prologue: ‘Bring Crownes and Scepters’
- Chapter 16 Proclaiming Protectorate
- Chapter 17 Painting Protectoral Power
- Chapter 18 Protectoral Performances
- Chapter 19 Contesting and Commemorating Cromwell
A Republican Brand?
A Republican Brand?
- (p.427) Chapter 13 A Republican Brand?
- Image Wars
- Yale University Press
This chapter discusses the different style and image of government after Charles I's execution. The execution of Charles I, and the abolition of monarchy, necessitated not only a new constitution and government but a different style and image, an entirely new form of visual representation. One of the Commonwealth's early acts was that passed on 4 July, 1649, for the sale of the goods and personal estates of the late King, Queen, and Prince. Many of the royal goods listed as sold were in fact passed to those to whom the government was in debt, in lieu of full monetary settlements. The proposal to portray a narrative of conflict that went back to 1640 chimed nicely with parliament's desire to underscore continuity and with its own prose catalogues of the providences, which had blessed its actions from the outset of the troubles.
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