“Victoria was routinely praised for embodying the qualities of the ideal constitutional monarch. But what constituted this ideal behavior?”
Arianne Chernock is an associate professor of British history at Boston University, where she specializes in gender, culture, politics and the modern monarchy. Her book Men and the Making of Modern British Feminism (Stanford, 2010) won the John Ben Snow Prize from the North American Conference on British Studies.
The Persistence of Monarchy
“It is a mistake to think that the British monarchy persists only as an anachronistic institution, grafted awkwardly if beguilingly onto our modern celebrity-obsessed culture.”