This week Matthew welcomes Dr. Carolyn Harris as they discuss the unprecedented Platinum Jubilee and the connections of Queen Elizabeth II and the Royal Family to Mississauga.

Dr. Carolyn Harris is an instructor in history at the University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies. She received her Ph.D in European history from Queen’s University in 2012.

Her writing concerning the history of monarchy in the UK, Europe, and Canada has appeared in numerous publications including the Globe and Mail, Ottawa Citizen, Smithsonian Magazine, Reader’s Digest and the BBC History Magazine, and she provides historical and royal commentary for television and radio.

She is the author of 3 books: Magna Carta and Its Gifts to Canada and Queenship and Revolution in Early Modern Europe: Henrietta Maria and Marie Antoinette, and Raising Royalty: 1000 Years of Royal Parenting. She is the proofreading editor of the Royal Studies Journal and is currently co-editing a forthcoming book series: English Consorts: Power, Influence, Dynasty.

She lives in Toronto.

You can reach Dr. Harris at:

#ApartTogether we explore the Royal connections to Mississauga.

Special Guest: Dr. Carolyn Harris
Historian: Matthew Wilkinson
Edited By: Kelly Ralston

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