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Charles V. Reed

the twentieth century. This chapter aims to understand how Victorian royals thought and talked about the empire through the lens of the royal tour. As a whole, the Victorian royal family was deeply and profoundly ambivalent about the British Empire. Victoria’s consort Prince Albert and her grandson George, the future George V, were the most important exception to this observation. After Albert’s demise

in Royal tourists, colonial subjects and the making of a British world, 1860–1911
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Charles V. Reed

by Prince Albert and the Colonial Secretary, the Duke of Newcastle. While the royal tours of 1860s had some origins in the royal progress or the grand tour – intended to encourage public visibility of and interaction with the British royal family and to educate young royals in the lessons of empire – they were a decidedly novel political and cultural invention. They were made possible by new modes of

in Royal tourists, colonial subjects and the making of a British world, 1860–1911
The canadianizing 1920s
Katie Pickles

article in Echoes indicated its view in its title: ‘British films to the front – getting the soul of England into pictures’. 84 Later, in 1945, in New Brunswick, the Princess Alexandra Chapter showed films about Canada and the royal family at two parties it gave for language students at vocational school. 85 Into the home The space of the home, as the place of immigrant women

in Female imperialism and national identity
Julie Evans
Patricia Grimshaw
David Philips
, and
Shurlee Swain

Government was to unite the Dominions around issues of defence. And so in May 1911 the prime ministers of the Dominions, flanked by their appropriate ministers, set foot in the British capital, all apparently pleased, if not flattered, to be there to receive the applause of the press and the assiduous attentions of the senior ministry and royal family. From the newly united South Africa came its first prime

in Equal subjects, unequal rights
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Visions of history, visions of Britain
Stephen Howe

Toussaint, Nkrumah or Ahab – was not really very marxist, but it was very ‘English’. 71 So too, it might even be said, was his attitude to monarchy. ‘I have been a republican since I was eight years old. An Englishman, William Makepeace Thackeray, taught it to me. But the British people respect and some even love the Royal Family, and we revolutionists don’t make a fuss about it.’ 72 The

in West Indian intellectuals in Britain