This guide provides an overview of the editions of the Eikon Basilike within the UMD Rare Books collection and secondary sources that can be found in the University of Maryland libraries.
Eikon Basilike: The King's Book
The Eikon Basilike (Greek: Εἰκὼν Βασιλική, the "Royal Portrait"), The Pourtrature of His Sacred Majestie in His Solitudes and Sufferings, was a purported spiritual autobiography attributed to King Charles I of England. It was published on February 9, 1649, ten days after the King was beheaded by Parliament in the aftermath of the English Civil War.
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