New Canadian Encyclopedia Article: Margaret MacMillan

My new article in the Canadian Encyclopedia is about Margaret MacMillan, professor emerita of history at the University of Toronto and international history at the University of Oxford. Her bestselling 2001 book, Paris 1919, examines the lasting impact of the Paris Peace Conference at the end of the First World War. She continues to write about the role of war and peacemaking on human society. Her recent books include The War That Ended Peace (2013), History’s People: Personalities and the Past (2015) and War: How Conflict Shaped Us (2020)

Click here to read my new article in The Canadian Encyclopedia about Margaret MacMillan

New Book: Later Plantagenet and the Wars of the Roses Consorts: Power, Influence and Dynasty

Later Plantagenet and the Wars of the Roses Consorts edited by Aidan Norrie, J.L. Laynesmith, Danna R. Messer, Elena Woodacre and myself is now available in hardcover and e-book from Palgrave Macmillan. The book includes new research and perspectives on all English royal consorts from Isabella of France, consort to Edward II to Anne Neville, consort to Richard III, covering nearly two hundred years of royal history in the 14th and 15th centuries.

Later Plantagenet and the Wars of the Roses Consorts at Palgrave Macmillan

Later Plantagenet and the Wars of the Roses Consorts at Amazon

Toronto Star Profile: On the 25th anniversary of Princess Diana’s death, royals watcher Carolyn Harris traces her and our fascination with bluebloods

In a feature article by Shinan Govani in the Toronto Star, I discussed the 25th anniversary of the death of Diana, Princess of Wales, royal tours past and present and my own interest in royal history.

Click here to read “On the 25th anniversary of Princess Diana‚Äôs death, royals watcher Carolyn Harris traces her and our fascination with bluebloods” in the Toronto Star

Time Magazine Interview: As Queen Elizabeth II Marks Her Platinum Jubilee, Who Is the Longest Reigning Monarch?

I discussed record breaking reigns around the world including King Louis XIV of France, King Rama IX of Thailand and Queen Elizabeth II with Olivia B. Waxman at Time Magazine

Click here to read “As Queen Elizabeth II Marks Her Platinum Jubilee, Who Is the Longest Reigning Monarch?” in Time Magazine