Palgrave Studies in Modern Monarchy

The Windsor Dynasty 1910 to the Present

'Long to Reign Over Us'?

Editors: Glencross, Matthew, Rowbotham, Judith, Kandiah, Michael D. (Eds.)

  • Explores the development the of British Monarchy during twentieth century
  • Considers the perception of the Royal Family and its mass marketing in the last century
  • Examines the establishment and impact of the Windsor dynasty within Britain and the wider world
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This book explores the recreation and subsequent development of the British Monarchy during the twentieth century.  Contributors examine the phenomenon of modern monarchy through an exploration of the establishment and the continuing impact of the Windsor dynasty both within Britain and the wider world, to interrogate the reasons for its survival into the twenty-first century. The successes (and failures) of the dynasty and the implications of these for its long-term survival are assessed from the perspectives of constitutional, political, diplomatic and socio-cultural history. Emphasis is placed on the use of symbols and tradition, and their reinvention, and public reactions to their employment by the Windsors, including the evidence provided by opinion polls. Starting with George V, and including darker times such as the challenge of the abdication of Edward VIII, this collection considers how far this reign was a key transition in how the British royal family has perceived itself and its role through examination of the repackaging for mass consumption via the media of a range of state occasions from coronations to funerals, as well as modernization of its relations with the military.

 

About the authors

Matthew Glencross is a Royal and Constitutional historian at the Institute of Contemporary British History at King’s College London, UK. His previous publications include The Royal Tours of Edward VII: Reinventing Royal Diplomacy for the Twentieth Century.

 

Judith Rowbotham is Visiting Research Professor at Plymouth University, UK and Director and co-founder of SOLON. She has published widely in the areas of law, cultural, social and legal history, including Crime News in Modern Britain, Press Reporting and Responsibility 1820-2010.

 

Michael D. Kandiah is Director of the Witness Seminar Programme at the Institute of Contemporary British History at King’s College London, UK. He is author of several books on British diplomatic and political history. 

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Glencross, Matthew (et al.)

    Pages 1-29

  • George V and the New Royal House

    Glencross, Matthew

    Pages 33-56

  • The Ultimate Windsor Ceremonials: Coronations and Investitures

    Kandiah, Michael D. (et al.)

    Pages 59-86

  • The Windsors and Ceremonial Events: State Occasions for the National Family

    Rowbotham, Judith

    Pages 87-108

  • Royalty and the Army in the Twentieth Century

    Beckett, Ian F. W.

    Pages 109-133

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Windsor Dynasty 1910 to the Present
Book Subtitle
'Long to Reign Over Us'?
Editors
  • Matthew Glencross
  • Judith Rowbotham
  • Michael D. Kandiah
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Modern Monarchy
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-56455-9
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-56455-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-56454-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 290
Number of Illustrations and Tables
1 illustrations in colour
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