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The Evolution of Constitutional Monarchy

Vernon Bogdanor

in The Monarchy and the Constitution

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198293347
eISBN:
9780191598821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198293348.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

The British monarchy is by far the oldest of all the constitutional monarchies. Its origins can be traced back to before the Norman Conquest. The influence of Magna Carta and the Bill of Rights are ... More


The Prime Minister's Dictatorial Powers: The Russo‐Turkish War and Conflicts within the Cabinet

Miloš Ković

in Disraeli and the Eastern Question

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199574605
eISBN:
9780191595134
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199574605.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Political History

With the outbreak of the Russo‐Turkish war, Disraeli began to make ever‐more radical moves. His policy of deterrence was interpreted by Derby, however, as a deliberate provocation of conflict. ... More


‘A Busy and Suspicious “Cabal”’ or ‘Head Housemaids’? The Ladies of Queen Victoria's Household

K. D. Reynolds

in Aristocratic Women and Political Society in Victorian Britain

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207276
eISBN:
9780191677601
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207276.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter begins with a discussion of the structure of the queen's female household, its office-holders, and the nature of their service. It then considers the changing significance of female ... More


British royals at home with the empire

Charles V. Reed

in Royal tourists, colonial subjects and the making of a British world, 1860-1911

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780719097010
eISBN:
9781526109699
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719097010.003.0001
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

Chapter one examines the conceptual space between the projection of Queen Victoria as a symbol of empire and nineteenth-century royals often ambivalent attitude toward the empire and, particularly, ... More


Symbolism and Ceremony

Brian Harrison

in The Transformation of British Politics 1860–1995

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198731214
eISBN:
9780191694967
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198731214.003.0013
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Social History

It is one of the British political system's many paradoxes that the monarchy, with the hereditary principle at its heart, should have shown itself since the 1860s to be at least as flexible an ... More


Scotland and the Monarchy in the Twentieth Century

Richard J. Finlay

in Anglo-Scottish Relations, from 1900 to Devolution and Beyond

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263310
eISBN:
9780191734144
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263310.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter demonstrates that Queen Victoria had a talent for interpreting and manipulating history, adopting national identities and evoking a significant response. It also discusses the English ... More


The politics of memory and the memory of politics: Australian Aboriginal interpretations of Queen Victoria, 1881–2011

Maria Nugent

in Mistress of Everything: Queen Victoria in Indigenous Worlds

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781784991401
eISBN:
9781526115065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784991401.003.0004
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter discusses the ways in which Aboriginal people in southeastern Australia since the 1880s have incorporated Queen Victoria as a narrative device into the stories they tell and the ... More


‘My vast Empire & all its many peoples’: Queen Victoria’s imperial family

Barbara Caine

in Mistress of Everything: Queen Victoria in Indigenous Worlds

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781784991401
eISBN:
9781526115065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784991401.003.0005
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter explores the nature and scope of Queen Victoria’s own interest in and engagement with her Empire. It begins with the observation that in the vast scholarship and popular literature on ... More


Indigenous histories, settler colonies and Queen Victoria

Maria Nugent and Sarah Carter

in Mistress of Everything: Queen Victoria in Indigenous Worlds

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781784991401
eISBN:
9781526115065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784991401.003.0011
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

The introduction explains the objective of the collection, which is to plumb the ideas and interpretations which Indigenous people of the British settler colonies have formulated and articulated ... More


‘A very wonderful process’: Queen Victoria, photography and film at the fin de siècle

Ian Christie

in The British monarchy on screen

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780719099564
eISBN:
9781526109767
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099564.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

As moving pictures became a reality during 1895–6, Europe’s crowned heads discovered the new medium and what it could do for their image. The earliest royal films made in Britain showed Victoria’s ... More


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