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REGICIDE. The killing of a king, and, by extension, of a queen. Theorie des Lois Criminelles, vol. 1, p. 300.

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Riddle of Regicide was published by BrickWarriors Publishing.
George III therefore inherited a stable Throne that was able to withstand the winds of revolution and regicide blowing from across the Channel.
I think it was more a coup de grace than regicide and it was all a very, very long time ago," he added.
In the wake of New Historicism, the methodology with which Knapp is closely tied, it is hard to guess why political events from conspiracies to acts of high treason and even regicide do not exert more influence on the texture of the story of theatrical ministry.
What Bates could not stomach, of course, were people who wanted to stand up to him, and his axeing of Gullit on the eve of a League Cup semi-final with Arsenal in 1998 was as brutal as Brutus' regicide of Caesar.
Since the regicide of Llywelyn Ein Llyw Olaf in 1282 the people of Wales have been the subjects of a monarchy in whose name the world has seen genocide, murder, invasion, torture and a lot more.
Similarly, Milton's regicide tracts and defenses of the English people use the new economic discourse to link political and religious tyranny to the state's destructive suppression of market forces.
The notorious regicide and war criminal Oliver Cromwell and his Roundheads.
McCoy asserts that Charles I's conflation of the real and royal presence through ceremony was even greater than his father's, and that regicide made Charles "a more compelling presence in death than he had ever been in life" (101).
Set in 17th century France, against a backdrop of witch trials, regicide and religious frenzy this is the heartwarming tale of a rope dancer and actress who abandons her travelling lifestyle for the semicloistered refuge in a remote Abbey.
Saint, regicide, sturdy soldier, would-be king and dynast, gentleman, hypocrite, friend of liberty, tyrant, equal-opportunity employer of military talent, dissembler, parliamentary stalwart, upstart -- these and others have been someone or another's vision of Oliver Cromwell.
Look at all they have given us, great cheeses, wonderful wine, regicide and the 2CV, we can forgive a nation a great deal for all of that surely?