Part four of a five-part masterclass series.
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Beginning with the “Merrie Monarch”, Charles II, this talk will explore one of the most pivotal moments in the history of the crown: the so-called Glorious Revolution of 1688. This ushered in a new, constitutional monarchy: from that point onwards, monarchs did not rule; they merely reigned. But what seemed a humiliating concession ensured the survival of the British monarchy at a time when royal dynasties across Europe were falling prey to bloody revolution. The advent of the Hanoverians witnessed the continuing retreat of the crown as a political force, but the emergence of its charitable role. This brought the monarchy ever closer to the people, which in turn helped to weather crises such as the American Revolution and the “madness” of George III.
The lecture will run for 45 minutes followed by 30 minute Q&A.
All attendees will receive a study pack to accompany each lecture, containing an original document picked by Tracy to discuss with her in the Q&A, a bespoke feature, detailed timeline and quiz.