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But once this was approached in a very open ended perspective by Hibbert, the question of the influence of a king’s persona on his kingdom became important to the history of England and its world of today. Indeed, a powerful kingdom like England cannot be unconcerned about what its royal leadership is made up of. The central question of the book therefore comes as a wakeup call for England to reflect on its history to identify how this history influences life today.
The basis of the argument above is that as long as England has remained a monarchy, it has continued to take inspiration from the leadership styles of its Kings and Queens. Meanwhile, the leaders have led the country as an extension of the personas they are made of. This situation gives several answers to questions that have to do with why there exist differences in the reigns of some leaders of the Great Kingdom. Again, answering these questions will bring out the need for much consideration to be made, especially when it comes to the nurturing of the Royal Family members of England. This is a very important exercise because once a person ascends the throne, that person influences the entire kingdom with his or her persona, just as Hibbert exemplified of Charles. The question would therefore keep resonating as to what the kingdom can do about the personalities of its future leaders before they ascend the throne.
From a very objective author’s point of view, Hibbert was doing nothing different from thinking aloud on the impact of King Charles’ personality on his people. To this end, Hibbert focused on two themes, which were the weight of power and management of power. From a close perspective of the author’s argument, one is quick to notice that Hibbert drums home the point that once a person ascends the throne, there is virtually nothing much that can be done to chance the personality of the person. It is for this
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