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21H.342 The Royal Family (MIT) 21H.342 The Royal Family (MIT)

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This course is an an exploration of British culture and politics, focusing on the changing role of the monarchy from the accession of the House of Hanover (later Windsor) in 1714 to the present. The dynasty has encountered a series of crises, in which the personal and the political have been inextricably combined: for example, George III's mental illness; the scandalous behavior of his son, George IV; Victoria's withdrawal from public life after the death of Prince Albert; the abdication of Edward VIII; and the public antagonism sparked by sympathy for Diana, Princess of Wales. This course is an an exploration of British culture and politics, focusing on the changing role of the monarchy from the accession of the House of Hanover (later Windsor) in 1714 to the present. The dynasty has encountered a series of crises, in which the personal and the political have been inextricably combined: for example, George III's mental illness; the scandalous behavior of his son, George IV; Victoria's withdrawal from public life after the death of Prince Albert; the abdication of Edward VIII; and the public antagonism sparked by sympathy for Diana, Princess of Wales.

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21H.342 The Royal Family (MIT)

Description

This course is an an exploration of British culture and politics, focusing on the changing role of the monarchy from the accession of the House of Hanover (later Windsor) in 1714 to the present. The dynasty has encountered a series of crises, in which the personal and the political have been inextricably combined: for example, George III's mental illness; the scandalous behavior of his son, George IV; Victoria's withdrawal from public life after the death of Prince Albert; the abdication of Edward VIII; and the public antagonism sparked by sympathy for Diana, Princess of Wales.

Subjects

england | britain | culture | history | monarchy | windsor | hanover | george III | George IV | victoria | albert | prince | queen | king | edward VIII | diana | princess | dynasty | politics | william IV | empire | elizabeth | George IV | victoria | Britain | British | Hanover | Windsor | 1714 | crises | George III | scandal | Victoria | Albert | abdication | Edward VIII | Diana | Wales | portraits | news footage | films | Tudors | Stuarts | pageantry | royal | George I | George II | England | Germany | regent | William IV | empress | India | Edward VII | George V | war | George VI | Elizabeth II | British politics | British culture | Accession | House of Hanover | House of Windsor | political | mental illness | public life | Prince Albert | Princess of Wales | German Kings

License

Content within individual OCW courses is (c) by the individual authors unless otherwise noted. MIT OpenCourseWare materials are licensed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology under a Creative Commons License (Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike). For further information see https://ocw.mit.edu/terms/index.htm

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