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 the history of royal satire and how satirical depictions of the royal family are perceived by the public in the latest edition of The Royal Fascinator Newsletter at CBC News. I also discussed the current controversy surrounding Prince Charles’s household.
My latest article in the Canadian Encyclopedia is about King George VI and his relationship with Canada, including the 1939 Royal Tour and the Second World War.
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.
My new articles in the Historica Canada Encyclopedia discuss King George V and the 1901 Royal Tour of Canada by the future King George V and Queen Mary, which set key precedents for future Royal Tours.
My latest article in the Historica Canada Canadian Encyclopedia is about Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna (1882-1960), watercolour artist, farmer and sister of the last Czar of Russia, Nicholas II. Grand Duchess Olga and her family fled to Denmark following the Russian Revolutions of 1917 and then to Canada after the Second World War. Hundreds of thousands of Russians immigrated to Canada in the first half of the 20th century. They included industrial and agricultural workers and members of the former Russian aristocracy.
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
In 2021, I became the proofreading editor of The Royal Studies Journal, an online and open access academic journal, published with the support of the University of Winchester. The most recent issue of the journal was published this month and is available to read online.