Carolyn Harris

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Dr. Carolyn S. Harris teaches history at the University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies. She received her PhD in European history from Queen's University in 2012. Her writing concerning the history of monarchy in the U.K., Europe, and Canada has appeared in numerous publications including the Globe and Mail, Ottawa Citizen, Smithsonian Magazine and the BBC News Magazine, and she is a frequent guest on television and radio. She lives in Toronto.

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Raising Royalty: 1000 Years...

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Magna Carta and Its Gifts t...

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My Globe and Mail article: What It Takes for British Royalty to Truly Become Canadian

My new article in the Globe and Mail, “What it takes for British royalty to truly become Canadian” compares Harry and Meghan, Duke and Duchess of Sussex to Queen Victoria’s daughter Princess Louise and son-in-law Lord Lorne, the first royal couple to visit Canada. Even in the nineteenth century, royalty faced different expectations in Canada than they did in the United Kingdom and Louise and Lo...

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Lord Minto by John Buchan
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El Norte by Carrie Gibson
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The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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Young Elizabeth by Kate Williams
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The Testaments by Margaret Atwood
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The Testaments was an interesting read and is difficult to put down in it's final third but the book is not nearly as compelling a book as its predecessor, The Handmaid's Tale. While The Handmaid's Tale leaves many of the details of Gilead's ...more
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The Way We Eat Now by Bee Wilson
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A thoughtful examination of recent food trends and a plea for achieving balance in cooking and eating. Wilson explores various themes including the revival of cooking after a period of decline, the complications created by the amount of choices in ...more
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Maid by Stephanie  Land
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Interesting in parts but didn't really come together as either a memoir or a study of what is it like to experience low wage, precarious employment. The author focuses exclusively on her own experiences and I would have been interested to hear more ...more
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The Other Side of the Coin by Angela   Kelly
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A fascinating glimpse of life behind the scenes in the Queen's household. As the Queen's Personal Assistant and senior dresser, Angela Kelly describes her numerous duties including consulting with Queen about suitable fashions for every occasion, ...more
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Brazilian Journal by P.K. Page
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"How could I have imagined so surrealist and seductive a world? One does not like the heat, yet its constancy, its all surroundingness, is as fascinating as the smell of musk. Every moment is slow, as if under warm greenish water."

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"Interested in history - then you have found the right group". The History Book Club is the largest history and nonfiction group on Goodreads and ...more
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A place to talk about all royals from every corner of the world and from all moments in history, fiction or non-fiction; real or imaginary. Discuss ...more
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