Dr Carolyn Harris, PhD

Email address: carolyn.suzanne.harris@gmail.com


Institutional Affiliation:  University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies


Carolyn Harris received her PhD in History from Queen’s University at Kingston in Canada in 2012. She is an instructor in history at the University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies in Canada. She is the author of three books, Magna Carta and Its Gifts to Canada (Dundurn 2015), Queenship and Revolution in Early Modern Europe: Henrietta Maria and Marie Antoinette (Palgrave 2015) and Raising Royalty: 1000 Years of Royal Parenting (Dundurn 2017). She is the Proofreading Editor of the Royal Studies Journal and frequently contributes royal and historical commentary to the media.

Current research projects on modern monarchy:

Carolyn Harris is currently co-editing the forthcoming book series English Consorts: Power, Influence, Dynasty. She will be contributing a chapter about Queen Henrietta Maria’s widowhood to a book about Later Stuart Consorts and a chapter about Queen Elizabeth II’s Canadian tours to a book about the monarchy in Canada.

Forthcoming, current or recent research publications on modern monarchy:

Harris, C., “Canadian Women’s Responses to Royal Tours from the Eighteenth Century to the Present Day”. Royal Studies Journal . 5 (1), (2018), pp. 15–33.

Harris, C., “The Succession Prospects of Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaevna (1895-1918)” in Canadian Slavonic Papers, Volume 54, Number 1-2, (March-June, 2012)


Website: Carolyn Harris Royal Historian www.royalhistorian.com


Dr Cindy McCreery
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