THE PLATINUM QUEEN: A REVIEW OF THE LIFE & TIMES OF ELIZABETH II (REMOTE)

Lecturer(s)
Julie Taddeo
Research Professor of History, University of Maryland
Location
Online
Date
Friday January 20
Time
noon-1:30 p.m. ET

On September 8, 2022, the life and reign of Elizabeth II came to an end. Just a few short months prior, the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth had celebrated the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. Seventy years ago, the British media heralded the arrival of “a new Elizabethan age” and now that she has died, so too has the final link between Britain and its imperial past. This lecture will highlight the personal and the political history of Elizabeth’s reign, how she navigated the post-World War II imperial decline; and the relationship between the monarchy and modern media from television to the internet. We will also discuss the Queen’s often troubled relationship with the tabloids, Royal triumphs and scandals, and what the future may hold for the next generation of monarchs as King Charles III now awaits his own public coronation ceremony.
 

Member of Lifelong Learning Cost
$5
Nonmember Cost
$10