Eikon Basilike Frontispiece

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Mark Cartwright
by William Marshall
published on 03 February 2022

The frontispiece of the Eikon Basilike (first published in 1649) showing the late King Charles I of England (r. 1625-1649). The king, executed by Parliament during the English Civil Wars (1642-51), is here shown kneeling and holding forth a crown of thorns and is represented as the embodiment of a Christian monarch who rules in God's name and with his guidance.

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Marshall, W. (2022, February 03). Eikon Basilike Frontispiece. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/15224/eikon-basilike-frontispiece/

Chicago Style

Marshall, William. "Eikon Basilike Frontispiece." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified February 03, 2022. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/15224/eikon-basilike-frontispiece/.

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Marshall, William. "Eikon Basilike Frontispiece." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 03 Feb 2022. Web. 08 Feb 2023.