The Anarchy Of The Monarchy In John Arden’s Armstrong’s Last Goodnight

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I.Anjani , Dr D. Shanmugam


This article illustrates the anarchy of the monarchy type of governance. The play Armstrong’s Last Goodnight by John Arden exhibits the political tension that prevailed on the border between Scotland and England in the sixteenth century. The conflict of the play is amid the actions and thoughts of Lindsay and the Scottish border-raider, John Armstrong of Gilnockie. Lindsay is a poet, nefarious herald, and tutor of the Scottish Crown who manipulates King James V by his fortitude. He snares the life of the notorious Armstrong in retaliation for his secretary’s death. This article emphasizes the conspiracy involved in the execution of Armstrong and disorder in the judiciary of the monarchy. It also recounts the refreshing ancient history of the Armstrongs around the world.

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