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Monarchy and the media: book panel discussion on ‘The Family Firm: Monarchy, Mass Media and the British Public’

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, 6:00PM - 7:30PM
IHR Wolfson Room NB01, Basement, IHR, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU
Edward Owens (), Heather Jones (University College London), Philip Williamson (Durham University)
020 7862 8740

A panel discussion on the British monarchy’s use of mass media from the 1930s. This event focuses on a new study by Edward Owens: The Family Firm: Monarchy, Mass Media and the British Public, 1932-52, published in November 2019 by the University of London Press.

This event will consider the forms of media adopted, public reactions to new media, changing images of the royal family, and the role of the media in restoring trust in the monarchy.

Joining Edward to discuss his book and its themes are the modern British historians, Professor Heather Jones (UCL) and Professor Philip Williamson (Durham).

The Family Firm is the first book in the new IHR and Royal Historical Society publishing series, ‘New Historical Perspectives’, dedicated to early career researchers.