Thursday, 02 June 2011

The King is dead, long live the King: Origin and meaning.

"The King is dead, long live the King", origin and meaning.
This from an e-mail request.
However, after scratching around a bit the exercise became futile as an excellent article at the link below summarises it all.
Two other interpretations are firstly, that the King is dead, but his good work will be remembered forever, and, secondly alluding to only a King will rule England. History does not support this view.
Image from Wikipedia : King Louis XIV of France 1701

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