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45,909. The awkward fit between humanity and royalty obsessed Shakespeare. (Shakespeare & Royalty) Simon Schama’s Shakespeare I, BBC 2012
45,910. What happens when a human animal breaks through the mask of royalty? (Shakespeare & Royalty) Simon Schama’s Shakespeare II: Hollow Crowns
45,911. He probed deeper into the royal mind than anyone before or since. (Shakespeare & Royalty) ibid.
45,912. The ultimate drama queen – Elizabeth I. (Shakespeare & Elizabeth I & Royalty) ibid.
45,913. Shakespeare could see the ageing queen up close. (Shakespeare & Elizabeth I & Royalty) ibid.
45,914. The stirring patriotic anthem which Shakespeare gives us in Henry V is lodged so deep in our memory ... A true portrait of a king. (Shakespeare & Royalty & Patriotism) ibid.
45,916. In February 1601 Shakespeare’s Richard II was playing at the Globe. If Shakespeare had given us a portrait of a strong king in Henry V, then in Richard II we get something quite different. Richard is arrogant, self-obsessed. (Shakespeare & Royalty) ibid.
45,917. Is it ever justifiable to overthrow the king? (Shakespeare & Royalty & King) ibid.
45,918. Shakespeare lived in an age when writing was a dangerous game. Christopher Marlowe was murdered. Thomas Kyd was tortured. Ed Johnson was thrown into jail. (Shakespeare & Royalty & Write) ibid.
45,919. At James’s coronation he was dressed resplendently. (Shakespeare & Royalty & James I) ibid.
45,920. The King’s Men performed at court. Shakespeare was now much closer to the throne. (Shakespeare & Royalty & James I) ibid.
45,921. Where else had they spent their honeymoon but Elsinore Castle. (Shakespeare & Royalty) ibid.
45,922. Claudius acts like the rightful king. He acts like a devoted husband. (Shakespeare & Royalty) ibid.
45,923. On 4th November 1605 36 barrels of gunpower were discovered beneath the House of Lords. The plotters were Catholic militants. (Shakespeare & Royalty & House of Lords) ibid.
45,924. In the early 1590s more than a hundred Scottish witches had gone on trial. (Shakespeare & Royalty & Witch) ibid.
45,925. Macbeth and his wife lust for the throne ... His manhood is at stake ... ‘Screw thy courage to the sticking place’ [Lady Macbeth]. (Shakespeare & Royalty) ibid.
45,926. Madness. Insomnia. Suicide. (Shakespeare & Royalty) ibid.
45,927. What Shakespeare is obsessed with is the tension between humanity and the delusions of majesty. (Shakespeare & Royalty) ibid.
45,928. There are many shocking things in Lear: the eye-gouging the most heartbreaking ending in all of Shakespeare. (Shakespeare & Royalty) ibid.
45,929. Lear: He is on the torturing road to understanding. But the man who must help him on his journey is his Fool. Once again Shakespeare dares to make comparisons. (Shakespeare & Fool & Royalty) ibid.
45,930. The Fool is merciless. (Shakespeare & Fool & Royalty) ibid.
45,931. Shakespeare reveals our common humanity ... The equality of suffering. (Shakespeare & Royalty & Suffering) ibid.
31,093. What do we have for royalty? A mad Kraut sausage-sucker and a son who can’t keep his own sausage to himself. (England & George & Royalty & Monarchy) Blackadder III: Duel & Duality, BBC 1987
32,509. Everyone likes flattery; and when you come to royalty you should lay it on with a trowel. (Royalty & Flattery) Benjamin Disraeli to Matthew Arnold
32,510. Royalty is completely different than celebrity. Royalty has a magic all its own. (Royalty & Monarchy) Philip Treacy
32,511. You can’t treat royalty like people with normal perverted desires. (Monarchy & Royalty & King & Pervert) Tom Stoppard, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead
32,512. We have to be more royal than royalty itself or nobody will believe us. Philippa Gregory, The White Queen
78,736. Four centuries ago the law itself would be put on the rack. At one end was the king’s law and at the other the common law. Which system would win and which would snap? For over a decade parliament’s doors were locked. The king ruled alone and supreme. (Law & King & Monarchy & Royalty) The Strange Case of the Law II: The Story of English Justice: The Pursuit of Liberty BBC 2012
137,215. The extraordinary life of Princess Alice, the Duke of Edinburgh’s mother and the Queen’s mother in law is one of the best kept secrets in Royal history. Born in Windsor castle, she begins life as a privileged royal. But from the start, Alice is no ordinary princess. She was deaf. She served as a nurse on the front line. She goes on to face huge personal challenges and is committed to an asylum. But she would overcome these struggles to help those in need. (Royal Family & Royalty & Greece) Princess Alice: The Royals’ Greatest Secret, Channel 5 2020
137,216. Reporting of Alice’s death is minimal; it makes just the fourth item in the night’s news. (Royal Family & Royalty & Greece) ibid.
137,217. The Greek monarchy is not a stable one. Greece had only existed as a county in its own right for seventy years following the break-up of the Ottoman empire. (Royal Family & Royalty & Greece) ibid.
137,218. Out of the latest tragedy Princess Alice emerges with a renewed sense of purpose. But her return home to Greece throws up another test: one that takes her into a clandestine battle with the Nazis. (Royal Family & Royalty & Greece) ibid.