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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


The British royal family and the colonial empire from the Georgians to Prince George

Miles Taylor

in Crowns and Colonies: European Monarchies and Overseas Empires

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781784993153
eISBN:
9781526115096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784993153.003.0002
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

There has been a recent surge of interest amongst historians in the relationship between the British monarchy and the empire. Despite its novelty, however, this new historiography rests on some ... More


Chronic and Abnormal Grief: Queen Victoria, Lady Frederick Cavendish, and Emma Haden

Pat Jalland

in Death in the Victorian Family

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201885
eISBN:
9780191675058
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201885.003.0017
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter discusses chronic and obsessive grief that was rare among 19th century families. These reactions to deaths are seen as extreme responses to death which took place in extraordinary and ... More


Introduction

Vernon Bogdanor

in The British Constitution in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263198
eISBN:
9780191734755
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263198.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This introductory chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about the history of the British constitution in the twentieth century. In the beginning of the twentieth century, doubts ... More


‘We rejoice to honour the Queen, for she is a good woman, who cares for the Māori race’: Loyalty and protest in Māori politics in nineteenth-century New Zealand

Michael Belgrave

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/9781784991401.003.0002
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter discusses this transformation Queen Victoria in Māori thought from the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840 to her death in 1901. It argues that she would remain throughout an ambiguous and ... More


Southern African royalty and delegates visit Queen Victoria, 1882–95

Neil Parsons

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/9781784991401.003.0007
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter discusses a number of visits to Queen Victoria in England by a number of southern African kings or their envoys. It argues that in nearly every case, the warm reception by the queen was ... More


Sixty Years a Queen (1913): a lost epic of the reign of Victoria

Jude Cowan Montague

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/9780719099564.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Before the First World War, two pioneers of the British film industry, WG Barker (Ealing Studios) and GB Samuelson, injected an unprecedented level of investment into a feature length docudrama on ... More


The heart of a heartless political world: screening Victoria

Steven Fielding

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/9780719099564.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Queen Victoria has been depicted on the screen on over a hundred occasions, by some of our leading actors. Her film depictions, while ostensibly about history, may also help to “reorganise the ... More


Monarch-Love; or, How the Prince of Wales Saved the Union

Elisa Tamarkin

in Anglophilia: Deference, Devotion, and Antebellum America

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226789446
eISBN:
9780226789439
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226789439.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter traces the democratic fascination with both the sacred rituals of state and the personalized authority of the British monarchy, while attempting to make sense of the symbolic value of ... More


‘The faithful children of the Great Mother are starving’: Queen Victoria in contact zone dialogues in western Canada

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/9781784991401.003.0003
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

Through a focus on the Saulteaux of the St. Peter’s settlement in western Canada, this chapter explores the mobilization of Queen Victoria by both the colonized and the colonizers in a series of ... More


Māori encounters with ‘Wikitoria’ in 1863 and Albert Victor Pomare, her Māori godchild

Chanel Clarke

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/9781784991401.003.0006
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

In 1863, a group of thirteen Māori, led by Wesleyan lay preacher William Jenkins, arrived in England to present illustrated public lectures on New Zealand. This visit offers a rare and interesting ... More


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