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Eikon Basilike

A guide to rare editions of the Eikon Basilike and related materials held by Special Collections and University Archives at the University of Maryland.


This guide provides an overview of the editions of the Eikon Basilike in Special Collections and University Archives, as well as secondary sources that can be found in the University of Maryland libraries.

Eikon Basilike: The King's Book

The Pourtrature of His Sacred Majestie in His Solitudes and Sufferings, more commonly know as the Eikon Basilike, was an autobiography attributed to King Charles I of England. It was published ten days after the King was beheaded by Parliament in the aftermath of the English Civil War.

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