Herstory on Film

Each month, the Herstory Club curates a selection of films that complement our monthly theme. This collection will be female-focused – both in front of the camera and ideally behind too – and range from fiction to biopics of real women in history. The films we’ll be recommending aim to both entertain and educate, showcasing … Continue reading Herstory on Film

#HeForShe – Misogyny & Royal Authority

by Andy Langton The British monarchy is a constitutional one and as such its political power is limited. Likewise following the First World War the British monarch’s role was reduced to one of cultural diplomacy. It is perhaps because of these two reasons that of all the imperial monarchies in Europe at the start of … Continue reading #HeForShe – Misogyny & Royal Authority

When Duty Comes before Love

by Suzanne Hudson A shocking revelation I love a mystery. There’s something about one that captures my imagination and like a dog with a bone, I can’t let it go until I’ve solved it. You never know when you might stumble across one. On a day trip to Harewood House, in Yorkshire, England, a chance … Continue reading When Duty Comes before Love

Princess Margaret

by Jessica Storoschuk Princess Margaret is very often dismissed by historians, biographers, and royal watchers everywhere. Unfortunately, people see the more dramatic aspects of her personal life and write off everything to do with her. However, this is problematic for a few reasons. Firstly, it is not the historian’s role to make personal judgements about … Continue reading Princess Margaret

Aloha Oe, Hawaii’s Queen

by Laura Klotz Hawaii (to use the common modern spelling) was the 50th territory to be given statehood in the United States. There is no one now living who remembers it as an independent sovereign nation. But a little over a hundred years ago, that’s exactly what it was, and its first queen regnant was … Continue reading Aloha Oe, Hawaii’s Queen

The Netherlands’ Most Stalwart Servant: The Life and Reign of Queen Wilhelmina

by Holley Snaith The official inaugural portrait of the eighteen-year-old Queen Wilhelmina, 1898.Source: Royal Palace Amsterdam “I consider it a great privilege that Mine’s life’s task and duty is to devote all My powers to the welfare and flourishing of My dear Fatherland. The words of My Beloved Father I make Mine: “Orange can never, … Continue reading The Netherlands’ Most Stalwart Servant: The Life and Reign of Queen Wilhelmina