Books & Recent 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 (forthcoming)

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:

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

“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:


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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