New Canadian Encyclopedia Article: Princess Mary, Countess of Harewood (HRH The Princess Royal)

My new article in the Canadian Encyclopedia is about Princess Mary, Countess of Harewood (HRH The Princess Royal)

Princess Victoria Alexandra Alice Mary, Countess of Harewood (HRH The Princess Royal) (born 25 April 1897 in Norfolk, United Kingdom; died 28 March 1965 in West Yorkshire, United Kingdom). Princess Mary was the third child and only daughter of King George V and Queen Mary, the younger sister of King Edward VIII and King George VI and the great-aunt of King Charles III. Mary was president of The Girl Guides Association (now known as Girlguiding) from 1920 to 1965. She was colonel-in-chief of The Canadian Scottish Regiment (Princess Mary’s), the Royal Canadian Corps of Signals and the Royal Newfoundland Regiment. She also represented her niece Queen Elizabeth II on three official tours of Canada in 1955, 1962 and 1964.

Click here to read my article about Princess Mary, Countess of Harewood (HRH The Princess Royal) in the Canadian Encyclopedia

New Canadian Encyclopedia Article: Hilda Marion Neatby

My new article in the Canadian Encyclopedia is about Hilda Marion Neatby.

Neatby was the first woman to lead a university history department in Canada and the first female president of the Canadian Historical Association (CHA). She was also the only woman to serve on the Massey Commission. In 1967, she was chosen as Saskatchewan’s Woman of the Century and became a Companion of the Order of Canada. Since 1982, the CHA has awarded the Hilda Neatby Prize for women’s history.

Click here to read my article about Hilda Marion Neatby in the Canadian Encyclopedia.

New Canadian Encyclopedia Article: Queen Anne

My new article in the Canadian Encyclopedia is about Queen Anne, Queen of England, Scotland and Ireland from 1702 to 1707, Queen of Great Britain and Ireland from 1707 to 1714 (born 6 February 1665; died 1 August 1714 in London, United Kingdom).

Anne’s reign was dominated by the War of the Spanish Succession (Queen Anne’s War), which resulted in France ceding the Hudson Bay watershed, Acadia (New Brunswick and Nova Scotia) and Newfoundland to Great Britain under the Treaty of Utrecht. In 1710, Anne received Indigenous leaders known as the Four Kings of Canada, setting precedents for the modern relationship between Indigenous peoples and the Crown. The death of Anne’s last surviving child, William, resulted in the passage of the 1701 of Act of Settlement, which determines the royal line of succession in the United Kingdom, Canada and the other 13 Commonwealth realms to the present day.

Click here to read my article in the Canadian Encyclopedia about Queen Anne

The Spring 2024 Carolyn Harris Royal Historian Newsletter

The Spring 2024 Carolyn Harris Royal Historian newsletter includes links to my recent articles and interviews as well as registration information for my 2024-2025 courses at the University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies.

Click here to read the Spring 2024 Carolyn Harris Royal Historian newsletter

New Canadian Encyclopedia Article: David Ross McCord

My new article in the Historica Canada Canadian Encyclopedia is about David Ross McCord, lawyer, alderman, military officer, collector and museum founder. McCord amassed a collection of roughly 15,000 artifacts related to Indigenous peoples and Canadian history and culture, which he presented to McGill University in 1919. The collection was made accessible to the public with the opening of the McCord National Museum in 1921 (now part of the McCord Stewart Museum in Montreal).

Click here to read my new article about David Ross McCord, part of the Montreal History and Heritage Collection of the Canadian Encyclopedia.

Click here to read all 95 of my articles in the Canadian Encyclopedia.

New Canadian Encyclopedia Article: King Louis XIV

My latest article in the Historica Canada Canadian Encyclopedia is about King Louis XIV and his role in the development of New France. Click here to read my article about King Louis XIV.

King Louis XIV, king of France (born 5 September 1638 in Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France; died 1 September 1715 in Versailles, France). Louis XIV was the longest-reigning monarch in European and Canadian history, serving as the king of France for 72 years (from 1643 to 1715) ‚ÄĒ nearly two years longer than the 70-year reign of¬†Queen Elizabeth II. In 1663, Louis XIV assumed direct control of¬†New France¬†as a Crown Colony, sponsoring increased immigration, regulating the¬†fur trade¬†and creating a stronger French military presence in the region. Despite these efforts, Louis XIV‚Äôs military and diplomatic endeavours ‚ÄĒ including repeated wars with the¬†Haudenosaunee (Iroquois), as well as the¬†War of the Spanish Succession¬†and the¬†Treaty of Utrecht¬†‚ÄĒ shifted the balance of power in North America. This created the eventual conditions for the British conquest of New France with the support of the Iroquois during the¬†Seven Years‚Äô War¬†of 1756‚Äď63.

Click here to read my article about King Louis XIV.

New Canadian Encyclopedia Article: Laura Muntz Lyall

My latest article in the Historica Canada Canadian Encyclopedia is about Canadian Impressionist artist Laura Muntz Lyall (1860-1930). Muntz Lyall was the first Canadian artist to receive an honourable mention at the Paris Salon and the first female Canadian Impressionist artist to have her work become part of the National Gallery of Canada’s collection in Ottawa.

Click here to read my article on Laura Muntz Lyall in the Canadian Encyclopedia

Click here to read all my articles in the Canadian Encyclopedia

New Canadian Encyclopedia Article: Robert Sympson Jameson

My new article in the Historica Canada Canadian Encyclopedia is about Robert Sympson Jameson, the last British-appointed¬†attorney general¬†of¬†Upper Canada¬†(1833‚Äď1837) and the first speaker of the Legislative Council of the¬†Province of Canada¬†(1841‚Äď1843).

Click here to read my article in the Canadian Encyclopedia about Robert Sympson Jameson

I also recently wrote a Canadian Encyclopedia article about Robert Sympson Jameson’s famous wife, Anna Brownell Jameson, an art historian, feminist and author of numerous books including Winter Studies and Summer Rambles in Canada¬†(1838). Click here to read my article on Anna Brownell Jameson in the Canadian Encyclopedia.

New Canadian Encyclopedia Article: Frederick William Beechey

My new article in the Historica Canada Canadian Encyclopedia is about Frederick William Beechey,  Arctic explorer, naval officer, hydrographer, artist and author. Beechey sailed with Sir John Franklin and William Edward Parry and made many sketches of the Arctic. Lake Beechey, Nunavut, and Beechey Point, Alaska, were named in his honour. Beechey was also a godson of the future King William IV, the first member of the royal family to visit what is now Canada.

Click here to read my article about Frederick William Beechey in the Canadian Encyclopedia.

I also recent wrote a Canadian Encyclopedia article about Frederick William Beechey’s daughter, Frances Anne Hopkins, who became a prominent Canadian artist.

New Canadian Encyclopedia Article: Anna Brownell Jameson

My new article in the Historica Canada Canadian Encyclopedia is about Anna Brownell Jameson, an nineteenth century artist, art historian, traveler, feminist and author of numerous books including Winter Studies and Summer Rambles in Canada (1838).

Click here to read my article about Anna Brownell Jameson in the Canadian Encyclopedia

Links to all 90 of my articles in the Canadian Encyclopedia are available here.