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The Resource Monarchy and the end of empire : the House of Windsor, the British government, and the post-war Commonwealth, Philip Murphy

Monarchy and the end of empire : the House of Windsor, the British government, and the post-war Commonwealth, Philip Murphy

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Monarchy and the end of empire : the House of Windsor, the British government, and the post-war Commonwealth
Title
Monarchy and the end of empire
Title remainder
the House of Windsor, the British government, and the post-war Commonwealth
Statement of responsibility
Philip Murphy
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
By the early twentieth century it was becoming clear that the Empire was falling apart. The British government promoted the Crown as a counterbalance to the forces drawing the Empire apart, but when India declared their intent to become a republic in the late 1940s, Britain had to accept that allegiance to the Crown could no longer be the common factor binding the Commonwealth together. They devised the notion of the Headship of the Commonwealth, enabling India to remain in the Commonwealth while continuing to give the monarchy a pivotal symbolic role. Monarchy and the End of Empire provides a unique insight on the triangular relationship between the British government, the Palace, and the modern Commonwealth since 1945. In the years of rapid decolonization which followed 1945 it became clear that this elaborate constitutional infrastructure posed significant problems for British foreign policy. Not only did it offer opportunities for the monarch to act without ministerial advice, it also tied the British government to what many within the UK had begun to regard as a largely redundant institution. Philip Murphy employs a large amount of previously-unpublished documentary evidence to argue that the monarchy's relationship with the Commonwealth, initially promoted by the UK as a means of strengthening Imperial ties, had increasingly become an impediment to British foreign policy --
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1965-
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Murphy, Philip
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Windsor, House of
  • Imperialism
  • Decolonization
  • Monarchy
  • Great Britain
  • Commonwealth countries
  • Commonwealth countries
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Monarchy and the end of empire : the House of Windsor, the British government, and the post-war Commonwealth, Philip Murphy
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-233) and index
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volume
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rdacarrier.
Content category
text
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rdacontent.
Contents
Preface and Acknowledgements 1: The Holy Family: an introduction 2: 'The Pivot of Empire': Monarchy and the Commonwealth, 1918-1945 3: 'A Common Act of Will': The Making of the New Commonwealth, 1945-1952 4: 'A Personal and Living Bond': Accession, Coronation, and Commonwealth Tour, 1952-1954 5: Winds of Change and the Royal Family 6: 'A poor sort of courtesy to Her Majesty': Republics, Realms and Rebels, 1960-1970 7: 'A Fragile Flower': Britain and the Headship of the Commonwealth 8: 'A Royal Duty': Commonwealth Heads of Government Meetings in the 1970s 9: 'De-Dominionisation' in the 1970s 10: 'On Her Own': The Queen and the Commonwealth in the 1980s 11: The Fall and Rise of the Royal Commonwealth Bibliography
Control code
FIEb17495301
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiv, 240 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780199214235
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Uk)016507419
  • (StEdALDL)1/3107068
  • (OCoLC)869428969
Label
Monarchy and the end of empire : the House of Windsor, the British government, and the post-war Commonwealth, Philip Murphy
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-233) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Preface and Acknowledgements 1: The Holy Family: an introduction 2: 'The Pivot of Empire': Monarchy and the Commonwealth, 1918-1945 3: 'A Common Act of Will': The Making of the New Commonwealth, 1945-1952 4: 'A Personal and Living Bond': Accession, Coronation, and Commonwealth Tour, 1952-1954 5: Winds of Change and the Royal Family 6: 'A poor sort of courtesy to Her Majesty': Republics, Realms and Rebels, 1960-1970 7: 'A Fragile Flower': Britain and the Headship of the Commonwealth 8: 'A Royal Duty': Commonwealth Heads of Government Meetings in the 1970s 9: 'De-Dominionisation' in the 1970s 10: 'On Her Own': The Queen and the Commonwealth in the 1980s 11: The Fall and Rise of the Royal Commonwealth Bibliography
Control code
FIEb17495301
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiv, 240 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780199214235
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Uk)016507419
  • (StEdALDL)1/3107068
  • (OCoLC)869428969

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