Majesty in Canada: Essays on the Role of Royalty

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Colin MacMillan Coates
Dundurn, 2006 - History - 280 pages
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On the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of Queen Elizabeth's accession to the throne, the Centre of Canadian Studies of the University of Edinburgh hosted its annual conference on the theme "Majesty in Canada". The essays that were presented at that conference reflect the wide-ranging recognitions of the different roles that monarchs and their representatives have played in Canada.

The essays examine how Canadians have understood their ties to royalty and how the regal principle formed an important part of the national identity. Royal tours, vice-regal initiatives, representations of the sovereign's power, and Canadian appeals to monarchical sentiments comprise the themes of these engaging essays, providing an up-to-date look at the historical and current personal influence of the Crown in Canada.

 

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Contents

Majesty in Canada COLIN M COATES
11
TOURS
18
Love Subversion and the Rituals
44
Aboriginal Memories of Royal
68
Majesty in Canada
98
Politicians Plutocrats and Changing
119
Canada and Her Queen PETER TREPANIER
142
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Colin Coates was the host of the 2002 conference on "Majesty in Canada." He is the author and editor of various books, including the award-winning Heroines and History: Representations of Madeleine de Vercheres and Laura Secord (with Cecilia Morgan). He is currently Canada Research Chair in Canadian Cultural Landscapes at Glendon College, York University, Toronto.

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