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ENRICH-0723 – Hist In-Person: Modern British Monarchy (ENRICH-0723_BRIT)

Tragedies and Triumphs: The Modern British Monarchy

The death of Queen Elizabeth II in September marked the end of an era. Having reigned for 70 years, she was the only monarch most British people had ever known, and her death provoked grief in Britain and across the world. Along with the grief came uncertainty. Charles III has been considerably less popular than his mother for most of his life, which was marked by a scandalous affair, divorce and by what many thought was inappropriate meddling in political issues. Questions about whether the monarchy can or should continue to exist have resurfaced at a time when “The Firm,” as the royal family calls itself, faces accusations of corruption and racism. These concerns are not new. Over the past hundred years, the monarchy has been roiled by scandal. Led by Professor Ingrid Tague, this course examines the triumphs and tragedies of the monarchy over the past century, exploring how and why it has managed to survive for so long, and what its role is in contemporary society and politics. Whether you are an avid collector of royal memorabilia or you think it’s nonsense for someone to rule a nation through an accident of birth, come away from this class with a greater understanding of the complex relationship between the British and the royal family.

Four in-person sessions
Thur., Apr. 20, 27, May 4, 11, 2023, 6:30-8:30 pm MT

Ingrid Tague, professor of history at the University of Denver, teaches European history from the Middle Ages to the 19th century and is a specialist in early modern British history, with a particular interest in cultural and gender history. She is the author of two books, including Animal Companions: Pets and Social Change in Eighteenth-Century Britain, published in 2015.
Course Details
Location: University ParkMode of Study: In-personPlaces Left: 27Waitlist Places Left: 10Fee: $175


Days of the WeekStart DateEnd DateTimeVenueInstructor
Thursday20th April 202311th May 202306:30PM - 08:30PMN/AIngrid Tague