Aidan Jones, BA, MA

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Institutional Affiliation: King’s College London


Aidan Jones is a doctoral research student in the Department of Political Economy, King’s College London. His research lies in the field of diplomatic and political cultural history, as well as the history of the monarchy in the long nineteenth century. Jones is writing his thesis about Queen Victoria’s second son, Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh and later reigning Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, and the dynastic politics and diplomacy of Victorian England. Jones’s particular area of research is on Queen Victoria and her family, as well as royal diplomacy in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Current research projects on modern monarchy:

Jones’s current research project is his thesis that focuses on Prince Alfred, and the dynastic politics and diplomacy of Victorian Britain. Self-funded PhD.

Forthcoming, current, or recent research publications on modern monarchy:

Book Chapters

Jones, A., “Victorian Royal Marital Diplomacy: Negotiating the Marriage of Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh and the Grand Duchess Marie Alexandrovna.” In Global Royal Families, Concepts, Cultures, and Networks of International Monarchy, 1800-2020, eds. Robert Aldrich, Cindy McCreery, and Falko Schnicke. (Oxford University Press, forthcoming).

Academic Reviews

Jones, A., Review of Servants of Diplomacy, by Keith Hamilton. Diplomacy and Statecraft, (forthcoming).

Jones, A., Review of Monarchies and Decolonisation in Asia, by Robert Aldrich and Cindy McCreery. Royal Studies Journal, (forthcoming).

Jones, A., Review of The Role of Monarchy in Modern Democracy: European Monarchies Compared, by Robert Hazell and Bob Morris. Royal Studies Journal, (forthcoming).

Jones, A., Review of Prince Albert: The Man Who Saved the Monarchy, by AN Wilson. Royal Studies Journal, Volume 7, issue 2 (2020): 174-176

Jones, A., Review of The Race to Save the Romanovs, by Helen Rappaport. Royal Studies Journal, Volume 7, issue 1 (2020): 134-136

Jones, A., Review of Mistress of Everything: Queen Victoria in Indigenous Worlds, by Sarah Carter and Maria Nugent. Royal Studies Journal, Volume 6, issue 1 (2019): 133-135

Jones, A., Review of Royal Heirs in Imperial Germany: The Future of Monarchy in Nineteenth Century Bavaria, Saxony and Württemberg, by Frank Lorenz Müller. Royal Studies Journal, Volume 5, issue 1 (2018): 214-216



Dr Cindy McCreery
Department of History, A18 Brennan MacCallum Building, University of Sydney