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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New BBC History Magazine Article: Princess Feodora: the little-known sister of Queen Victoria

My new article in the BBC History Magazine (History Extra) is about Princess Feodora, the little known half sister of Queen Victoria. The two sisters had a warm relationship and corresponded with one another for decades. Princess Feodora was a valuable source of advice and support for Queen Victoria and they discussed a wide variety of topics in their letters including European politics, their fav

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A moving novel from a variety of perspectives about a couple who lives are changed forever when the husband is sent to prison for a crime he did not commit. When he is finally exonerated and released, he finds that it's impossible for the marriage to ...more
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The only full length biography of Queen Victoria's older half sister, Princess Feodora. The book is based on a commemorative volume of Feodora's letters commissioned by Queen Victoria for circulation within the royal family and family papers from two ...more
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The historical chapters in the first half of the book were interesting including analysis of Neanderthal and Denisovan DNA, the mathematical formulas that demonstrate that all Europeans are descended from Charlemagne (and all of his contemporaries wh ...more
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An overview of Spanish history from earliest times to the end of the twentieth century with each chapter written by a different historians. There are some excellent chapters including "The Improbable Empire" and "Vicissitudes of World Power 1500-1700 ...more
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Wilderness Women; Canada's Forgotten History by Jean Johnston
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A collection of eight short biographies of important women in Canada's history who traveled long distances and often bridged divides between different regions and cultures. The chapters are well researched and interesting and draw upon extensive rese ...more
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