I discussed royalty and the environment with Janet Davison at CBC News for this week’s edition of the Royal Fascinator Newsletter including efforts by members of the royal family to promote conservation, protect endangered species and raise awareness of climate change.
In the latest episode of the History Gems podcast, I discussed Queen Marie Antoinette and the Affair of the Diamond Necklace with Dr. Nicola Tallis. Themes in the podcast episode including Marie Antoinette’s reputation, fashions and the impact of the Diamond Necklace scandal on perceptions of the monarchy prior to the French Revolution.
For more about Marie Antoinette, read my book, Queenship and Revolution in Early Modern Europe: Henrietta Maria and Marie Antoinette (Queenship and Power series)
I discussed Queen Elizabeth II’s childhood, accession and coronation for the Since the World’s Been Turning Podcast, which devotes each episode to analyzing a historical event mentioned in the lyrics to Billy Joel’s “We Didn’t Start the Fire.” Other themes in the “England’s Got a New Queen” episode include changing press coverage of royal events over time and the transition from British Empire to Commonwealth.
I discussed the history of royal memoirs with Janet Davison for the CBC News Royal Fascinator newsletter.
Prince Harry won’t be the first royal family member to rock the boat with a tell-all autobiography. Here are 10 royal memoirs that changed the way we think about these famous families—and history itself.
I discussed the arrival of Lilibet Diana, daughter of Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and the history of royal baby names with Janet Davison at CBC News.
For more about the history of royal parenting, see my book, Raising Royalty: 1000 Years of Royal Parenting
I discussed Royal Visits to what is now the City of Mississauga, Ontario, Canada in an interview with Matthew Wilkinson at Heritage Mississauga, part of the Ask a Historian series. Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna, youngest sister of Czar Nicholas II lived in Cooksville (now part of Mississauga) in the 1950s and I discuss her home and the royal relatives who came to visit including Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent and Lord and Lady Mountbatten.
Click here to watch Ask a Historian: Exploring Royal Connections to the City of Mississauga
In honour of the Queen’s 95th birthday, my latest article in Reader’s Digest Canada presents the life and reign of Queen Elizabeth II in 30 quotes from informal conversations to official speeches.
Click here to read Queen Elizabeth’s Incredible Life in 30 Quotes at Reader’s Digest Canada
I also discussed Queen Elizabeth II’s 95th birthday and the history of royal train tours of Canada with Janet Davison at CBC News
Click here to read The Queen turns 95: In mourning but unwavering in her role at CBC News
I discussed the Queen’s 95th birthday and Royal Train Tours of Canada with Breakfast Television Toronto on City TV. Click here to watch the interview!