2017-05-31

The Monarchy by Vernon Bogdanor (Gresham College)

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source: GreshamCollege   2016年12月30日
Queen Victoria was the first constitutional monarch.
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During her reign the power of the monarchy declined but its influence grew. When Victoria came to the throne, the monarchy was probably less popular than at any time since the seventeenth century. By the end of her reign, it had been raised to a level of prestige and affection which it has never lost. The Crown had become the symbol not only of British nationhood but also of Empire. How did this come about?
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Queen Victoria - Professor Vernon Bogdanor 49:12
King Edward VII 55:32
King George V  1:01:02
King Edward VIII  58:08
King George VI  49:19
Queen Elizabeth II 52:39

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