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The royal touch in early modern England : politics, medicine and sin, Stephen Brogan

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The royal touch in early modern England : politics, medicine and sin
Title
The royal touch in early modern England
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politics, medicine and sin
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Stephen Brogan
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eng
Summary
The royal touch was the religious healing ceremony at which the monarch stroked the sores on the face and necks of people who had scrofula in order to heal them in imitation of Christ. The rite was practised by all the Tudor and Stuart sovereigns apart from William III, reaching its zenith during the Restoration when some 100,000 people were touched by Charles II and James II. This ground-breaking book, the first devoted to the royal touch for almost a century, integrates political, religious, medical and intellectual history. The custom is analysed from above and below: the royal touch projected monarchical authority, but at the same time the great demand for it created numerous problems for those organising the ceremony. The healing rite is situated in the context of a number of early modern debates, including the cessation of miracles and the nature of the body politic. The book also assesses contemporary attitudes towards the royal touch, from belief through ambivalence to scepticism
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  • illustrations
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Royal Historical Society Studies in History New Series
The royal touch in early modern England : politics, medicine and sin, Stephen Brogan
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The royal touch in early modern England : politics, medicine and sin, Stephen Brogan
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http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.7722/j.ctt13wzsj3
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-257) and index
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online resource
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1 online resource (xi, 265 pages)
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9781782045106
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computer
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rdamedia
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illustrations, colour plates.
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