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Urne-Buriall And The Interregnum Royalist

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Thomas Browne?s well-attested Royalism is nowhere more evident than in his letters to his son, Thomas, at the Restoration of Charles II (1630?1685) in 1660. The apparent neutrality of Browne?s published works in 1642-43 has been called into question, including that of Browne?s complex, highly wrought essay, Urne-Buriall, begun in 1656 and completed and published, together with The Garden of Cyrus, in May 1658, when the Restoration was still two years away. For Royalists living in England during the English Revolution, the genre of the funeral sermon was only one of many which provided a potent source of consolation and indeed subversive defiance. The silence of the urns comprises both passive and active elements, to provide a metaphor not simply for virtuously retired Royalism, but also for its involuntary defeat.

Keywords: Anglican; implicit royalist; Thomas Browne; Urne-buriall

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