Author: Capt. Peabody Fawcett Rn (Ret'd.)
Publisher: Jacqui Small LLP
Release Date: 2017-09-21
Genre: Health & Fitness
The Quintessential Grooming Guide for the Modern Gentleman is a practical treatise for chaps who wish to look their tip-top best. Drawing on Captain Fawcett’s far-flung travels, culturally rich experiences, and extensive historical research, the book offers fascinating insights from the world’s most respected barbers, tonsorial artists, style aficionados, and master craftsmen of essential male-grooming items. The Captain highlights centuries-old techniques that have been refined for the present day; accompanied by easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions. Packed with beautiful illustrations, photographs, witty observations, inspiring historical and literary quotations, this is a comprehensive exploration of all aspects of gentlemen’s grooming and, indeed, what it means to be a gentleman in the twenty-first century.
Brimming with illustrations, photographs, and witty observations, this indispensable handbook gives today's man invaluable advice from the world's most respected masters of style and grooming. Men will find professional guidance on everything from getting a good haircut and recipes for tonics and potions to maintaining fingernails and choosing the right hat--so they'll look their best from head to perfectly polished shoes.
Author: Anna Keay
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Release Date: 2008-07-15
In the year that the English monarchy was abolished, the Prince of Wales's governor posed the poignant question: what was it that made kings different from their subjects? The answer to him was obvious, and the word that described it was 'ceremony'. From crown wearing in the Middle Ages to the jubilees of modern times the English Monarchy has always used the rituals of majesty to command the affection and loyalty of its subjects. This important and original book is the first to examine properly the ceremonial world of an English sovereign. In an age when the king still healed the sick and took his meals in front of a crowd of spectators, a sovereign's ability to carry off this public role could be as important to his success as his command of the army or management of parliament. Charles II lived through the period of the greatest political change England has ever known, witnessing revolution, regicide and restoration. At just 16 he was cast into exile. A poor relation at the court of the young Louis XIV and then the creature of Philip IV of Spain, he knew what it was to wrestle for recognition. This was his apprenticeship. With The Restoration Charles brought the lessons of exile home. The country was soon rocked by plague and fire, and his brother's conversion to Catholicism would bring it once again to the brink of civil war. In the crisis that developed Charles used the rituals of royalty to help save the very institution of hereditary monarchy. Using a huge range of unpublished primary material, and painting a vivid and detailed picture of the daily life of one of England's most charismatic monarchs, Anna Keay's brilliant 'ritual biography' radically reappraises Charles II as The Magnificent Monarch.
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