Updated Canadian Encyclopedia Article: Prince Charles (HRH The Prince of Wales)

My Canadian Encyclopedia article about Prince Charles is now updated to discuss recent events including public engagements, royal tours and the COVID-19 pandemic.

Click here to read Prince Charles (HRH The Prince of Wales) (updated) in the Canadian Encyclopedia

Updated Canadian Encyclopedia Article: Prince William (HRH The Duke of Cambridge)

I have updated my Canadian Encyclopedia article about Prince William to include recent royal engagements and the circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Click here to read Prince William (HRH The Duke of Cambridge) in the Canadian Encyclopedia

New CBC News Interview: Prince Charles condemns ‘terrible’ Russian aggression as royals stand with Ukraine

In this week’s edition of the CBC News The Royal Fascinator newsletter, I discussed recent royal news including responses by members of the royal family to Russia’s invasion of the Ukraine and the Queen’s health in the aftermath of her COVID-19 diagnosis.

Click here to read Prince Charles condemns ‘terrible’ Russian aggression as royals stand with Ukraine at CBC News

New Reader’s Digest Article: What Are the Plans for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in Canada?

In my latest article for Reader’s Digest Canada, I discuss the history of royal jubilee traditions in the reign of King George III, Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth II and the current plans for jubilee celebrations in Canada in the spring and summer of 2022.

Click here to read “What are the plans for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in Canada” in Reader’s Digest Canada

May-June 2022 Online Course at the University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies: Peter the Great & the Building of Saint Petersburg

ABOUT THIS COURSE

When Peter became czar in 1682, Europe was foreign to Russia, an insular and tradition-bound nation.  The West fascinated Peter, and he was determined to transform Russia into a great European power. Discover the traditional Russia of Peter’s childhood, his Grand Tour of Europe and his subsequent dream of building St. Petersburg, a new city to match his vision of the country. With images of the city and accounts of his cruel drive to create it, we’ll see how the city emerged as a symbol of his power and of Russia’s hopes. 

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

  • Explore the rise of Russia as a world power in the 18th century.
  • Understand the impact of Peter the Great on Russia’s past and present.
  • Follow the founding of St. Petersburg as the capital of Imperial Russia.
  • Examine the role of St. Petersburg in Russia’s relationship with the West.
  • Appreciate its influence on Russian culture and society.

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English Consorts: Power, Influence, Dynasty books now available for pre-order

Two of the volumes in the English Consorts: Power, Influence, Dynasty series are now available for pre-order. More information is available here:

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.

ABC News Australia Interview: Queen Elizabeth II’s COVID-19 diagnosis casts a shadow over her platinum jubilee celebrations

I discussed Queen Elizabeth II’s COVID-19 diagnosis and popular interest in the Queen’s health with Lucia Stein at ABC News Australia

Click here to read “Queen Elizabeth II’s COVID-19 diagnosis casts a shadow over her platinum jubilee celebrations” at ABC News Australia

Heritage Mississauga Podcast: Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee

In honour of Queen Elizabeth II’s historic platinum jubilee, I discussed the history of royal jubilees with Matthew Wilkinson at Heritage Mississauga.

Click here to watch “Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee with Dr. Carolyn Harris” at Heritage Mississauga