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Kevin Sharpe

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780300162004

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300162004.001.0001

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Wars of Words and Paper Bullets

Wars of Words and Paper Bullets

(p.285) Chapter 9 Wars of Words and Paper Bullets
Image Wars

Kevin Sharpe

Yale University Press

This chapter focuses on wars of words and paper bullets during the period of Charles I in England. When Charles I recalled parliament in November 1640, he was led back from the silence of the 1630s to a speech mode of royal representation. Even after relations with parliament broke down, the king continued to make carefully crafted speeches to committees of the Long Parliament, to parliaments called to Oxford, and to assemblies of the gentry in several counties and towns. During the 1640s, Charles discovered eloquence along with an evident new appreciation of the power of the royal word uttered in person. His speeches at his trial and on the scaffold, rather than the last words of a desperate man, conveyed a confidence in the power of his word to be effective well beyond the grave.

Keywords:   Charles I, speech mode, committees

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