In Honour of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s 95th Birthday
Conducted by Royal Historian, Carolyn Harris
Welcome to the Toronto Rail Museum’s 2021 Virtual Lecture Series— part of our “10th Anniversary Take Two” campaign.
Join us on a journey to the past as we examine Royal Tours of Canada during the 19th century through today. We will celebrate Her Majesty’s 95th Birthday and our rich Royal ties by looking back on our beloved Monarch’s many rail tours across Canada. We will also review the 2020 UK Royal train tour of William and Catherine, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, to thank essential workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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About Carolyn Harris
Dr. Carolyn Harris is an instructor in history at the University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies. She received her Ph.D in European history from Queen’s University in 2012. Her writing concerning the history of monarchy in the UK, Europe, and Canada has appeared in numerous publications including the Globe and Mail, Ottawa Citizen, Smithsonian Magazine and the BBC History Magazine, and she is the author of 3 books: Magna Carta and Its Gifts to Canada, Queenship and Revolution in Early Modern Europe: Henrietta Maria and Marie Antoinette and Raising Royalty: 1000 Years of Royal Parenting. She is currently co-editing a book series about royal consorts, English Consorts: Power, Influence, Dynasty. She lives in Toronto.