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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 (1600-1649). It was published ten days after the King was beheaded by Parliament in the aftermath of the English Civil War. It provides a fascinating look at English politics and history, biography and representation, printing, and the power of a text over time.