Forthcoming Books: 

Magna Carta and Its Gifts to Canada, Toronto, Dundurn Press, 2015

Queenship and Revolution in Early Modern Europe: Henrietta Maria and Marie Antoinette, Queenship and Power series, New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2016.

Peer Reviewed Scholarly Articles:

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

Book Chapters:

“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, 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.

 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

Book Reviews:

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.

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 2005.


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