Books & Articles


Magna Carta and Its Gifts to Canada, Toronto, Dundurn Press, 2015 (Also Available in French as La Magna Carta, son importance pour le Canada)

Queenship and Revolution in Early Modern Europe: Henrietta Maria and Marie Antoinette, Queenship and Power series, New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2015

Raising Royalty: 1000 Years of Royal Parenting Toronto: Dundurn Press, 2017.

Later Plantagenet and Wars of the Roses Consorts: Power, Influence and Dynasty, edited by Aidan Norrie, Carolyn Harris, J. L. Laynesmith, Danna R. Messer and Elena Woodacre, Palgrave Macmillan, 2022.

Tudor and Stuart Consorts: Power, Influence and Dynasty, edited by Aidan Norrie, Carolyn Harris, J. L. Laynesmith, Danna R. Messer and Elena Woodacre, Palgrave Macmillan, 2022.

Peer Reviewed Scholarly Articles:

Harris, C.S., (2018). Canadian Women’s Responses to Royal Tours from the Eighteenth Century to the Present Day . Royal Studies Journal . 5 (1), pp . 15–33

Harris, C. “The Succession Prospects of Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaevna (1895-1918)” in Canadian Slavonic Papers, Volume 54, Number 1-2, (March-June, 2012)

Book Chapters:

A Resilient Crown: Canada's Monarchy at the Platinum Jubilee by [D. Michael Jackson, Christopher McCreery]“Royal Tours in the Reign of Queen Elizabeth II” in The Resilient Crown: Canada’s Monarchy at the Platinum Jubilee, edited by D. Michael Jackson and Christopher McCreery, Dundurn Press, 2022

“Royalty and the Arts in Canada” in The Canadian Kingdom, edited by D. Michael Jackson, Dundurn Press, 2018.

“King John and Magna Carta in Popular Culture” in Magna Carta: Muse & Mentor, edited by Randy J. Holland, Thomson Reuters, 2014.

“Royalty at Rideau Hall: Lord Lorne, Princess Louise and the Emergence of the Canadian Crown” in Canada and the Crown: Essays on Constitutional Monarchy, edited by D. Michael Jackson and Philippe Lagassé, McGill-Queen’s University Press, for the Institute of Intergovernmental Relations, School of Policy Studies, Queen’s University, 2014.

Newspaper, Magazine and Online Articles:


The Canadian Encyclopedia, 1939 Royal Tour (Updated), March 25, 2022

The Canadian Encyclopedia, Queen Elizabeth II (Updated), March 18, 2022

The Canadian Encyclopedia, Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother (Updated), March 17, 2022

The Canadian Encyclopedia, Prince Charles (HRH The Prince of Wales) (Updated), March 15, 2022

The Canadian Encyclopedia, Prince William (HRH The Duke of Cambridge) (Updated), March 10, 2022

Reader’s Digest Canada, What are the plans for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in Canada, March 3, 2022

The Canadian Encyclopedia, 10 Memorable Royal Tours of Canada, February 4, 2022

The Canadian Encyclopedia, Queen Elizabeth II’s Golden Jubilee – 2002, February 4, 2022

The Canadian Encyclopedia, 10 Places in Canada Named After Royalty, February 4, 2022

The Canadian Encyclopedia, Royals Who Lived in Canada, February 4, 2022

The Canadian Encyclopedia, 10 Interesting Facts About Queen Elizabeth II, January 24, 2022

The Canadian Encyclopedia, Prince Rupert of the Rhine, January 15, 2022

Reader’s Digest Canada, Prince Charles’s 10 Most Memorable Royal Visits to Canada, January 14, 2022


Reader’s Digest Canada, 10 Portrayals of Princess Diana in Pop Culture—Ranked, November 2, 2021

BBC History Magazine, The upstairs/downstairs world of Downton Abbey: how true to life is it?, August 18, 2021

The Canadian Encyclopedia, King George VI, August 13, 2021

The Canadian Encyclopedia, Joseph Whiteside Boyle, August 9, 2021

Reader’s Digest Canada, The 10 Most Controversial Royal Memoirs Ever Published, July 31, 2021

The Canadian Encyclopedia, 1901 Royal Tour, July 17, 2021

The Canadian Encyclopedia, King George V, July 16, 2021

The Canadian Encyclopedia, Grand Duchess Olga, July 2, 2021

Reader’s Digest Canada, Meet Queen Elizabeth’s Great-Grandchildren From Oldest to Youngest, June 7, 2021

Reader’s Digest Canada, Queen Elizabeth’s Incredible Life in 30 Quotes, April 21, 2021

Zoomer Magazine, Many Royal Returns: Retracing Seven Decades of Prince Philip’s Visits to Canada, April 16, 2021

The Ottawa Citizen, Prince Philip and the modernization of the monarchy, April 9, 2021

Reader’s Digest Canada, Remembering Prince Philip: The Life and Times of a Royal Consort, April 9, 2021

Reader’s Digest Canada, 40 Things You Didn’t Know About the Wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer, March 9, 2021

BBC History Magazine, From balls to Bridgerton: a brief history of debutantes and the social season, February 19, 2021

BBC History Magazine, Princess Feodora: the little-known sister of Queen Victoria, January 21, 2021


Reader’s Digest Canada, 10 of the Most Memorable Royal Tours of Canada, December 10, 2020

The Canadian Encyclopedia, Martha Black, October 14, 2020

The Canadian Encyclopedia, Sylvia Stark, September 25, 2020

The Canadian Encyclopedia, Feo Monck, September 16, 2020

The Canadian Encyclopedia, Anna Leonowens, September 11, 2020

The Canadian Encyclopedia, Catherine Schubert, September 3, 2020

The Canadian Encylopedia, Lady Monck, August 18, 2020

The Canadian Encyclopedia, Madeleine de Verchères, August 18, 2020

The Canadian Encyclopedia, King Edward VIII, August 12, 2020

The Canadian Encyclopedia, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex (updated), July 10, 2020

The Canadian Encyclopedia, Prince Harry (updated), July 10, 2020

The Canadian Encyclopedia, Royal Tours of Canada, July 10, 2020

The Canadian Encyclopedia, Charles Stanley Monck, 4th Viscount Monck, June 30, 2020

The Canadian Encyclopedia, Lord Stanley, March 16, 2020

The Canadian Encyclopedia, The Earl of Minto, March 9, 2020

The Globe and Mail, What it takes for British royalty to truly become Canadian, January 24, 2020

The Globe and Mail, Long may it reign: Forget about Harry and Meghan, the monarchy always comes first, January 9, 2020


BBC History Magazine, Was Queen Mary, wife of George V, a kleptomaniac?, September 26, 2019

The Canadian Encyclopedia, Lady Grey, July 10, 2019

The Canadian Encyclopedia, Albert Grey, 4th Earl Grey, July 9, 2019

BBC History Magazine, Charles, The Prince of Wales’s investiture at Caernarfon Castle, 50 years on, June 24, 2019

BBC History Magazine, From pageantry to controversy: a brief history of state visits, May 31, 2019

BBC History Magazine, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor: the history behind the royal baby name, May 9, 2019

The Canadian Encyclopedia, Lady Lansdowne, May 9, 2019

The Canadian Encyclopedia, The Marquess of Lansdowne, April 30, 2019

The Canadian Encyclopedia, Victor Cavendish, 9th Duke of Devonshire, March 29, 2019

The Canadian Encyclopedia, Princess Louise Margaret, Duchess of Connaught, March 28, 2019

The Canadian Encyclopedia, Evelyn Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire, March 27, 2019

The Canadian Encyclopedia, Viscount Julian Byng of Vimy, March 11, 2019

The Canadian Encyclopedia, Lady Byng of Vimy, February 20, 2019


BBC History Magazine, 7 Royal Children Who Were Once Seventh in Line to the Throne, October 26, 2018

BBC History Magazine, 8 Unconventional Royal Wedding Dresses in History, October 9, 2018

The Canadian Encyclopedia, Meghan (HRH The Duchess of Sussex), June 12, 2018

The Canadian Encyclopedia, Camilla (HRH The Duchess of Cornwall), June 8, 2018

BBC History Magazine, The 8 Most Famous Royal Weddings in British History, May 18, 2018

The Canadian Encyclopedia, Princess Margriet of the Netherlands, May 2, 2018

The Canadian Encyclopedia, Princess Alice, Countess of Athlone, May 2, 2018

The Canadian Encyclopedia, Princess Patricia of Connaught, April 30, 2018

The Canadian Encyclopedia, Pauline Vanier, April 13, 2018


Quartz Magazine, Actresses Like Meghan Markle Have Been Winning The Hearts of Royals since 1668, December 3, 2017

The Canadian Encyclopedia, John Cambell Hamilton-Gordon, Earl of Aberdeen, October 4, 2017

The Canadian Encyclopedia, Lord Dufferin, September 22, 2017

The Canadian Encyclopedia, Alexander Cambridge, Earl of Athlone, September 20, 2017

The Canadian Encyclopedia, Prince Arthur, 1st Duke of Connaught and Strathearn, September 15, 2017

The Canadian Encyclopedia, John Douglas Sutherland Campbell, Marquess of Lorne, August 31, 2017

Canada’s History Magazine, The Queen’s Land, August-September, 2017, 10 Medieval Royal Parents Whose Decisions Influence the Lives of Royal Children Today, June 3, 2017

Dundurn Press, The Queen’s Coronation on Camera, June 2, 2017

Smithsonian Magazine, Medieval Mothers Had to Marry and Murder To Get Their Way, May 12, 2017

Quartz Magazine, The history of British royalty proves raising a kid is always a group effort, May 12, 2017

Smithsonian Magazine, The Women Warriors of the Russian Revolution, April 28, 2017

The 49th Shelf, Raising Royalty: The Canadian History, April 20, 2017

Smithsonian Magazine, In a Czar-less Russia, Winning was Easy but Governing was Harder, April 13, 2017

Smithsonian Magazine, The Abdication of Czar Nicholas II, March 13, 2017

Smithsonian Magazine, Russia’s February Revolution Was Led by Women on the March, February 17, 2017

Smithsonian Magazine, On the Eve of the Russian Revolution, a Palace Coup Seemed Inevitable, But Where Would it Come From?, January 30, 2017

Quartz, The hit Netflix series “The Crown” exposes all our 21st-century anxieties about powerful women, January 29, 2017


Smithsonian Magazine, Rasputin’s Murder: 100 Years Later, December 27, 2016

Queen’s Alumni Review, Queen Victoria and Canada, December 2016

Smithsonian Magazine, What You Need to Know First to Understand the Russian Revolution, November 28, 2016

The Canadian Encyclopedia, Lady Aberdeen, November 10, 2016

The Canadian Encyclopedia, Princess Louise, October 17, 2016

The Globe and Mail, Why William and Kate are Bringing Their Children on a Royal Visit to Canada, September 16, 2016

The Canadian Encyclopedia, Prince Harry, June 28, 2016

Queen’s Alumni Review, From PhD Dissertation to Award Winning Book, June 15, 2016

The Canadian Encyclopedia, Crown, April 4, 2016

The Canadian Encyclopedia, Sovereign, March 16, 2016

The Canadian Encyclopedia, Letters Patent, 1947, March 15, 2016

The Canadian Encyclopedia, Monarchism, February 4, 2016


Queen’s Alumni Review, Magna Carta and Women’s Rights, Fall 2015

The Canadian Encyclopedia, Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee – 2012, October 5, 2015

Canada’s History Magazine, Prince Rupert: Canada’s Warrior Prince, October-November 2015

The Globe and Mail, The Queen of Canada Marks a Special Anniversary, September 9, 2015

The Canadian Encyclopedia, Mercy Anne Coles, June 23, 2015

National Post, Magna Carta established that nobody, not even the king, was above the law of the land, June 18, 2015

The Canadian Encyclopedia, Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee: 1897, June 17, 2015

Ottawa Citizen, Magna Carta and Women’s Rights, June 12, 2015

The Canadian Encyclopedia, Queen Victoria, June 3, 2015

The Canadian Encyclopedia, Catherine (HRH The Duchess of Cambridge), May 28, 2015

The Canadian Encyclopedia, John William Ritchie, May 13, 2015

The Canadian Encyclopedia, Anne Elizabeth Haviland, May 13, 2015

49th Shelf, Magna Carta: From Medieval England to Canada Today, May 8, 2015

The Canadian Encyclopedia, Victoria Day, May 4, 2015

The Canadian Encyclopedia, Lady Dufferin, May 4, 2015

The Canadian Encyclopedia, 1939 Royal Tour, April 22, 2015

Magna Carta 2015 Canada, King Edward I and Magna Carta in 1300, April 4, 2015

The Canadian Encyclopedia, Jonathan McCully, March 27, 2015

The Canadian Encyclopedia, Thomas Heath Haviland, March 19, 2015

The Canadian Encyclopedia, Sir Samuel Leonard Tilley, March 16, 2015 (co-author)

The Canadian Encyclopedia, John Hamilton Gray (NB), March 13, 2015 (co-author)

The Canadian Encyclopedia, Peter Mitchell, March 13, 2015 (co-author)

The Canadian Encyclopedia, Andrew Archibald Macdonald, March 11, 2015 (co-author)

The Canadian Encyclopedia, Charles Fisher, March 10, 2015 (co-author)

The Canadian Encyclopedia, Sir Étienne-Paschal Taché, February 17, 2015 (co-author)

The Canadian Encyclopedia, The St. George’s Society of Toronto, January 23, 2015


The Ottawa Citizen, The Queen’s Reign Doesn’t Depend on Richard III’s DNA, December 11, 2014

Insights on Law and Society Magazine, “Perspectives: Why is the Magna Carta Significant? Transcending Its Times,” Fall 2014, Volume 15, Number 1. Click here to read the Perspectives feature

The Ottawa Citizen, Will a New Royal Baby Decide the Future of Scotland?, September 9, 2014

Magna Carta 2015 Canada, Magna Carta and the Development of Parliament, July 24, 2014

Magna Carta 2015 Canada. Shakespeare’s Missing Magna Carta, July 9, 2014

The Canadian Encyclopedia, The Charter of the Forest, June 27, 2014

The Canadian Encyclopedia, Magna Carta, June 27, 2014

Ottawa Citizen, The Truth About Royal Spending, June 24, 2014

The Globe and Mail, A Future King and that Hitler Thing, May 22, 2014

Magna Carta 2015 Canada, Where is Magna Carta Today?, April 27, 2014

The Canadian Encyclopedia, Queen Elizabeth II, April 25, 2014

The Canadian Encyclopedia, Prince Philip (HRH The Duke of Edinburgh), April 16, 2014

The Canadian Encyclopedia, Prince Charles (HRH The Prince of Wales), April 2, 2014

The Canadian Encyclopedia, Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother, March 17, 2014

The Kingston Whig-Standard, Princess Louise and the Founding of the National Gallery of Canada, March 7, 2014

Smithsonian Magazine, When Catherine the Great Invaded the Crimea and Put The Rest of the World on Edge, March 4, 2014

The Canadian Encyclopedia, HRH The Duke of Cambridge (The Prince William), February 27, 2014

The Kingston Whig-Standard, The Queen’s Crumbling Palaces, February 7, 2014

Smithsonian Magazine, 150 Years Ago Sochi Was The Site of A Horrific Ethnic Cleansing, February 7, 2014

The Ottawa Citizen, Sochi’s Bloody History, January 14, 2014

Magna Carta 2015 Canada The Rebirth of Magna Carta, January 12, 2014

The Kingston Whig-Standard, The Reign in Spain of King Juan Carlos, January 11, 2014


Magna Carta 2015 Canada, The Charter of the Forest, December 17, 2013

Magna Carta 2015 Canada, King John, England and the Wider World in 1215, December 17, 2013

The Kingston Whig-Standard, This Wonderful Man: The Queen and Nelson Mandela, December 13. 2013

Magna Carta 2015 Canada, Women and Magna Carta, December 9, 2013

Magna Carta 2015 Canada, “King John and Magna Carta in Popular Culture,” December 7, 2013

Magna Carta 2015 Canada, “The Magna Carta: Pillars of Democracy,” November 20, 2013

Military History Monthly, “Warrior Monarchs: Royalty on the Battlefield,” Issue 39, December 2013.

The Kingston Whig-Standard, “Royalty and Remembrance Day,” November 9, 2013

The Kingston Whig-Standard, “Princess Anne’s Visit Strengthens Bond With Kingston,” October 18, 2013

The Kingston Whig-Standard, “Giving Thanks to the Royal Family,” October 11, 2013

The Kingston Whig-Standard, “The Trend-Setting Minister of Fashion” September 13, 2013

The Ottawa Citizen, Royalty, Environment: A Natural Partnership, September 12, 2013

The Kingston Whig Standard, “Richard III’s Bones of Contention” August 23, 2013

Queen’s Alumni Review, “Down To The Sea With a History PhD” Summer, 2013, p. 6

The Kingston Whig-Standard “Why The Royals Need a Canadian Vacation” August 12, 2013

The Kingston Whig-Standard “Raising a Royal Baby is a Family Affair” July 27, 2013

The Kingston Whig-Standard “The royal baby’s name – George Alexander Louis – is a nod to family history, and a salute to the Scots” July 24, 2013

The Kingston Whig-Standard “Three Kings” July 23, 2013

The Ottawa Citizen “How The Royal Baby Will Influence Millions of Parents” July 22, 2013

The Kingston Whig-Standard “Why The Queen Will Never Retire” July 13, 2013

BBC News Magazine “Royal Baby: Revolution in the Nursery” July 7, 2013

The Kingston Whig-Standard “How Diana Reinvented the Royal Tour” June 29, 2013

The Kingston Whig-Standard “A New Kind of Royal Father” June 17, 2013

The Kingston Whig-Standard “Why Charles Should Have a Canadian Coronation” June 1, 2013

Ottawa Citizen “Victoria Day is a Uniquely Canadian Holiday” May 18, 2013

The Kingston Whig-Standard “The Honeymoon’s Over. Now What?” May 1, 2013

The Kingston Whig-Standard “All Eyes on the New King” April 30, 2013

The Toronto Sun “The Duke Has History in T.O.: Prince Philip First Visited Our City in 1951,” April 28, 2013

The Kingston Whig-Standard “‘Good Old Phil’s’ Canadian Connections” April 27, 2013

Bloomberg Echoes: Dispatches from Economic History “How the South Sea Bubble Created UK’s Modern Monarchy” April 5, 2013

The Kingston Whig-Standard “The Queen Takes a Sick Day” March 9, 2013

Ottawa Citizen, “The Changing Face of the Monarchy” March 5, 2013

The Kingston Whig-Standard “Why Kate Still Rules in Canada” February 23, 2013

Ottawa Citizen “Changing the Rules of Royal Succession” February 1, 2013

Bloomberg Echoes: Dispatches from Economic History “How Big an Inheritence Awaits Kate and William’s baby?” January 30, 2013

The Globe and Mail “When Royals Kill: Prince Harry’s Not The First”  January 25, 2013

Ottawa Citizen “Bond Created by Ottawa’s Princess Remains Strong” January 19, 2013


The Ottawa Citizen “Cause for Celebration” December 3, 2012

The Globe and Mail “Constitutional Monarchy: The Canadian-Jamaican Divide” October 24, 2012

The Globe and Mail, “Pauline Marois should learn her province’s history”  August 10, 2012

The Kingston Whig-Standard, “The Sport of Kings and the Rest of the Family too”  August 5, 2012

The Kingston Whig-Standard “The Jubilee Queen of Canada” June 6, 2012

The Kingston Whig-Standard “The Celebrity Queen of Canada” June 5, 2012

The Kingston Whig-Standard “The Controversial Queen of Canada” June 4, 2012

The Kingston Whig-Standard “The Young Queen of Canada” June 2, 2012


The Kingston Whig-Standard, “The Monarchy and the Military”  July 16, 2011

The Kingston Whig-Standard, “Modernizing the Monarchy”  July 15, 2011

The Kingston Whig-Standard, “The appeal of Informal Royal Tour” July 14, 2011

The Globe and Mail, “The Royal Consort’s Royal request” June 27, 2011.

Scholarly Book Reviews:


Harris on Bushkovitch, ‘Succession to the Throne in Early Modern Russia: The Transfer of Power 1450-1725′ November 2021

Royal Studies Journal:

Review of Richard Meyer Forsting, Raising Heirs to the Throne in Nineteenth Century Spain: The Education of The Constitutional Monarch (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018). Royal Studies Journal, 7(2), pp.177–179.

Review of Queen of the World by Robert Hardman (Century, 2018).Royal Studies Journal, 6(1), pp.143–145. 

Review of Aldrich & McCreery (eds.), Crowns and Colonies: European Monarchies and Overseas Empires (Manchester University Press, 2016).Royal Studies Journal, 4(2), pp.272–274.

Review of The Romanov Sisters by Helen Rappaport (St. Martin’s Press, 2014). Royal Studies Journal, 2(2), 2015, pp.79–81.

Canadian Slavonic Papers:

Review of Michael Romanov: brother of the last Tsar, diaries and letters 1916–1918 by Helen Azar and Nicholas B. A. Nicholson, 22 October 2020

Review of Tatiana Romanov, daughter of the last tsar: Diaries and letters, 1913–1918 by Helen Azar and Nicholas Nicholson, Canadian Slavonic Papers, Volume 58, Number 3, 2016 300-301.

Review of A Bride for Tsar: Bride-Shows and Marriage Politics in Early Modern Russia by Russell E. Martin. Canadian Slavonic Papers, Volume 55, Nos. 1-2, Mar.-June, 2013.

University of Toronto Bookstore Review:

Review of Born to Rule: Five Reigning Consorts, Granddaughters of Queen Victoria by Julia Gelardi. University of Toronto Bookstore Review Volume 19, Number 1, Fall 20

World History Encyclopedia Articles:

Five Entries in the ABC-CLIO World History Encyclopedia

1) Political Transformations in Austria-Hungary 1815-1914

2) Climate and Revolution in France

3) Eighteenth Century Feminist Writers in Europe

4) Enlightened Despotism in Prussia, the Hapsburg Empire, Spain and Sweden

5) The Holy Alliance and the Concert of Europe

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