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by Jonathan Williams,Clive Cheesman

Category: Ancient Civilizations
Subcategory: History books
Author: Jonathan Williams,Clive Cheesman
ISBN: 0714108995
ISBN13: 978-0714108995
Language: English
Publisher: British Museum Press; First Edition edition (December 31, 2000)
Pages: 192
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Rebels, Pretenders and Imposters book. Clive Cheesman, Jonathan Chamberlain Williams.

Rebels, Pretenders and Imposters book.

Rebels, Pretenders and Impostors. by Jonathan Chamberlain Williams and Clive Cheesman. This illustrated and light-hearted volume tells the history of the tradition of pretence and rebellion through the remarkable stories of many individuals who have pictured themselves as kings, queens or presidents.

Cheesman, Clive; Williams, Jonathan, Dr. Publication date.

Cheesman, Clive, and Williams, Jonathan, Rebels, Pretenders and Impostors (London: British Museum Press, 2000) . Cheesman, Clive (e., The Armorial of Haiti. Symbols of Nobility in the Reign of Henry Christophe.

Cheesman, Clive, and Williams, Jonathan, Rebels, Pretenders and Impostors (London: British Museum Press, 2000), ISBN 0-312-23866-5. With a historical introduction by Marie-Lucie Vendryes and a preface by Her Excellency Michaëlle Jean, Governor-General of Canada (London: College of Arms, 2007)

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Cheesman, Clive, and Williams, Jonathan, Rebels, Pretenders and Impostors (London . Cheesman - may refer to the following people: Major Robert Ernest Cheesman CBE, military officer, explorer and ornithologist. Barry Cheesman, American professional golfer Clive Cheesman, an officer of arms at the College of Arms in London.

Pretenders and Imposters also looks at Zeus, Napoleon Bonaparte, and Bonnie Prince Charlie (the Young Pretender) among. Jean-Michel Parasiliti di Para.

From ancient to modern times, from the Far East to the New World, this book examines amazing examples of would-be kings, caliphs, emperors, and rebel leaders. Beginning with the most famous example in history, Adam and Eve's rebellion in the Garden of Eden, Rebels, Pretenders and Imposters also looks at Zeus, Napoleon Bonaparte, and Bonnie Prince Charlie (the Young Pretender) among.

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This illustrated and light-hearted volume tells the history of the tradition of pretence and rebellion through the remarkable stories of many individuals who have pictured themselves as kings, queens or presidents. Beginning with Greek and Roman pretenders, such as the Roman governor Posthumus who declared imself emperor in AD 260, the authors discuss the circumstances that have produced imposters and the means that they have used to cling to power or keep their hopes alive. More recent pretenders include usurper Henry IV, various Stuarts, a line that still produces `heirs' today, and numerous European claimants, including the famous case of Anna Anderson or Grand Duchess Anastasia.
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This is a light-hearted, if still informative, book which I feel fortunate to have discovered in the bookstore at the British Museum in London. Written by two curators at the British Musuem in the department overseeing the coins collection, this book, well illustrated with coins and notes from different historical epochs, looks at the origins and dynamics of legitimacy, sovereignity, loyalty and rebellion in various episodes of political changes from ancient to modern times. Even though it reads more like a coin catalogue than a sociologically or historically penetrating analysis of these issues, it raises some important questions of how we come to give, withdraw, and subvert loyalty.
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The premise of the book is of course imposters and pretenders to the throne, various thrones and it is written by two curators at the British Museum. This book does have some excellent reproductions of coinage of the pseudo-realms covered but hardly dwells on it. Really they are just put out there as examples of historical ephemera from the 'kingdoms' claimed. The book's structure is actually built around a few sub-headings that exemplify various manifestations of claims to crown or country using a number of techniqes: Rebellion, in which a rebel overthrows the established authority in an area and proclaims a new nation; pretenders to the throne in which there is a disputed or competing claims to the crown with a pretender attempting to fulfill his 'birthright'; imposters and slave kings, the chapter heading pretty much says it all; dreamers and hoaxers which you can imagine about and finally 'the nation as pretender.' While this topic could have been made quite fascinating, I think that the authors chose instead to condense much information in too few pages and also were unable to really spice up the tales. Thus, while this book is interesting, especially to coin collectors I think, it isn't a really good read.
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