SOURCE: New York Review of Books
by Fintan O'Toole
The pomp and ceremony of Charles III's coronation is largely a recent creation, invented to declare the continued importance and power of a monarchy that is vanishing in real significance.
SOURCE: New York Times
“There is a growing gap between Britain’s perception of its own empire and how it’s perceived everywhere else,” said William Dalrymple, a prominent historian of British India. “And that gap keeps growing.”
SOURCE: The Guardian
Researcher Desirée Baptiste discovered documents of the sale of 200 Africans in Virginia to the family of the late Queen Mother.
SOURCE: Der Spiegel
by Brooke Newman
The treatment of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle by the royal family is a huge missed opportunity for leadership as denial of racism is growing in Britain.
by Lolita Buckner-Inniss
A fictionalized scene from the series "The Crown" illustrates the way that norms and good faith can overcome gaps in the letter of the law of government. The 2020 election shows that when norms and good faith approach failure, it's time to fill in those gaps.
SOURCE: The Atlantic
In its sharp and splashy fourth season, the show finally criticizes Elizabeth for her ignorance, characterizing her as a ruler whose stubborn devotion to tradition makes her and her family out-of-touch fools caught off guard by change.
by Susan Doran
A biographer of Elizabeth I explains what the queen went through.
SOURCE: Telegraph (UK)
Her name has been put forward for inclusion in the organisation’s scheme by a member of the public and her case is being considered by a panel including Sir David Cannadine, the historian, and Sir Andrew Motion, the former Poet Laureate.The plaques, which are attached to birthplaces and former homes of prominent figures, are not traditionally associated with royalty, as the scheme does not cover royal buildings or palaces.However, in the case of the late Queen Mother, other addresses could be considered, including her parents’ house near Victoria Station in London, where she lived as a child, and a property in Sloane Street. She also lived at a house in Bruton Street, near Berkeley Square, where the Queen was born....
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