Canada and the Crown: Essays On Constitutional Monarchy, edited by D. Michael Jackson and Philippe Lagassé, is now available for pre-order. The book will be published in January, 2014. Canada and the Crown is an essential addition to the library of anyone interested in royalty, the monarchy as an institution and/or Canadian history and politics. There are chapters by numerous emerging and established scholars of the Crown in Canada, considering the Canadian monarchy from a variety of perspectives. The chapter I have written, “Princess Louise, Lord Lorne and the Emergence of the Canadian Crown” discusses the appointment of Queen Victoria’s son-in-law, Lord Lorne as Governor General in 1878 and how the arrival of the vice-regal couple in Canada provided an opportunity for Canadians to assert their new national identity by expressing their expectations of how the the new vice-regal couple should behave as distinctly Canadian royalty.
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