Zoomer Magazine Article now available to read online: A King’s Ransom: Breaking Down the Incalculable Wealth of Charles III

My Zoomer Magazine article about King Charles III’s finances is now available to read online on the first anniversary of King Charles III’s coronation.

Click here to read “A King’s Ransom: Breaking Down the Incalculable Wealth of Charles III” in Zoomer Magazine

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

CBC News Interview: ‘An appeal to compassion’: What royal watchers are saying about Princess of Wales’s surprise disclosure

I discussed current royal events including the Princess of Wales’s cancer diagnosis, public appearances by Queen Camilla and Prince Edward, Duke of Edinburgh’s 60th birthday with Janet Davison at CBC News.

Click here to read “‘An appeal to compassion’: What royal watchers are saying about Princess of Wales’s surprise disclosure” in the CBC News Royal Fascinator Newsletter

January-February 2024 Online Course: The Romanovs and the Russian Revolution

In January-February 2024, I will be teaching my popular online course about The Romanovs and the Russian Revolution at the University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies.

Click here for more information and to register.

ABOUT THIS COURSE

The consequences of the Russian Revolution continue to influence Russia’s politics and society, and indeed the whole world’s. In 2017, Russia quietly marked the 100th anniversary of the turning points: the abdication of Czar Nicholas II and Lenin’s seizure of power for the Bolshevik party.  Follow the quick succession of crises: the collapse of the Romanov dynasty, the end of Russia’s participation in the First World War, the emergence of the Provisional Government, and the fateful rise of Lenin and the Soviet Union.

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

  •        Explore the vanished world of the Romanov dynasty, which ruled Russia for 300 years.
  •        Learn about the swift events in Russia in 1917.
  •        Discuss the key figures and moments in the Russian Revolutions.
  •        Explore how the Russian Revolutions were perceived around the world.
  •        Analyze the impact of the Russian Revolutions on the modern world

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New Monocle Radio Interview:  King Charles tries to repair the Entente Cordiale on his state visit to Paris. 

Along with historians Sarah Gristwood and Coryne Hall, I discussed the history of the relationship between the United Kingdom and France, as well the significance of the Palace of Versailles, in an interview with Isabella Jewell at Monocle Radio.

Click here to listen to “King Charles tries to repair the Entente Cordiale on his state visit to Paris” in the last eight minutes of the September 20, 2023 edition of The Monocle Daily.

Fall 2023 University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies Course: Behind the Crown: The Monarchy from Victoria to Charles III

I will be teaching an eight week course on Tuesday afternoons in October-November 2023 at the University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies – Behind the Crown: The Monarchy from Victoria to Charles III. Click here for more information and to register.

ABOUT THIS COURSE

The personal lives of royalty are a popular subject for fiction in novels, films and TV series but the real history is more interesting. Each generation of royalty must respond to the challenges of their times to keep the monarchy relevant and engaged with public opinion. Join Carolyn Harris, historian, commentator and author of Raising Royalty: 1000 Years of Royal Parenting for a lively discussion of the history, politics and cultural significance of the monarchy in the UK and Canada.  

Click here for more information and to register for “Behind the Crown: The Monarchy from Victoria at the University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies

New Reader’s Digest Article: The Ultimate Guide to Royal Residences

My new article in Reader’s Digest Canada discusses royal residences in England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland and recent changes to where members of the royal family live in the reign of King Charles III.

Click here to read “The Ultimate Guide to Royal Residences” in Reader’s Digest Canada

Smithsonian Magazine Interview: Why 1992 Was Such a ‘Horrible Year’ for Elizabeth II and the Royal Family

I discussed Queen Elizabeth II’s annus horribilis in 1992 with Meilan Solly at Smithsonian Magazine including the breakdowns of the marriages of three of the Queen’s four children, the fire at Windsor Castle and how these events are being dramatized in Season 5 of The Crown on Netflix.

Click here to read Why 1992 Was Such a ‘Horrible Year’ for Elizabeth II and the Royal Family in Smithsonian Magazine

New Issue of The Royal Studies Journal: Beyond the Public/Private Divide: New Perspectives on Sexuality, Rituals, Hospitality, and Diplomacy within Royal Space

Volume 9, Issue 1, 2022 of The Royal Studies Journal is now available to read online. I was the proofreading editor for this issue, reviewing the final drafts of the articles and book reviews.

Click here to read Volume 9, Issue 1, 2022 of The Royal Studies Journal: Beyond the Public/Private Divide: New Perspectives on Sexuality, Rituals, Hospitality, and Diplomacy within Royal Space