Description - Rebels, Pretenders & Imposters by C Cheeseman
The extraordinary personalities, their individual stories and the images they employed are interesting in themselves, but set in a wider context they also demonstrate the changing tradition of pretence and rebellion. The authors examine fundamental concepts of loyalty and group identity in a commentary on the nature of legitimate power and established sovereignty. Their analysis reveals the convenient fictions, collective myths and pseudo-histories inherent even today in the construction and maintenance of a dynasty or modern nation.
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Author Biography - C Cheeseman
Clive Cheesman was formerly a curator in the Department of Coins & Medals in The British Museum and is now Rouge Dragon Pursuivant at the College of Arms, London. Jonathan Williams is curator of Roman and Iron Age coins in the same department and the editor of Money: A History. Both contributed to the World of Money CD-ROM.