On the Monarchy

Matt, Alastair, and Andrew reflect on the death of Queen Elizabeth II.

In light of the death of Queen Elizabeth II, the two British and one Canadian member of the Mere Fidelity cast & crew ruminate upon the peculiarities, virtues, weaknesses, generalities, and specificities of the institution of the British monarchy.

Links Mentioned:

Lexham Press Book of the Month

Merrie Band

Announcement of the death of The Queen

Boris Johnson speech

Edward II, by Christopher Marlowe

The Death of the Queen and a Christian Understanding of Sovereignty – Theopolis Institute

Nationalism: A Short History, by Liah Greenfeld

The Book of the Month for September is Virtuous Persuasion: A Theology of Christian Mission by Michael Niebauer. Niebauer proposes a theology of mission grounded in virtue and theological ethics, advocating a view of Christian mission as specific activities that develop virtue in their practitioners and move them toward the ultimate goal of partaking in the glory of God. Get a 40% discount on this essential resource at lexhampress.com/merefidelity.


The End of an Era
Not Abstract
Not Partisan
Edward II was a bad monarch.
Constitutional Limits
A Good Biblical King
England’s Top 3 Monarchs
Sex & Representation
Head of the Church
A Presbyterian
Defending the Faith
The Peculiarity of the British Monarchy

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