Back issues

This is a list of all past issues of The Court Historian - The International Journal of Court Studies. Most of these issues are still available and can be ordered from the Society at £12 per issue (UK) or £15 (overseas), including postage and packaging; or £350 (£400 overseas) for a complete set, including postage and packaging. Please send orders or enquiries to

Volume 1, No. 1 (January 1996)
Charles C Noel - Madrid
Fabian Persson - The Swedish Court
Roderick McLean - Monarchy and Diplomacy in Europe 1900-1910

Volume 1, No. 2 (June 1996)
Interview with John Rohl by Philip Mansel
Luc Duerloo - Brussels
Tess Knighton - Music and Court History
Sacha Llewellyn - George III and the Windsor Uniform

Volume 1, No. 3 (October 1996)
Rosalind K Marshall - The Palace of Holyroodhouse
Olivier Chaline - Versailles
Malcolm Vale - The Evolution of the Princely Court in North West Europe 1270-1384
Don Neville - Metastasio and Court Studies
William M Kuhn - The Ponsonbys and Queen Victoria

Volume 2, No. 1 (February 1997)
Frederick O’Dwyer - Dublin Castle and its State Apartments 1660-1922
Markus Reisenleitner - Vienna
Robert Frost - The Birth of a Capital: Warsaw 1596-1668
Werner Paravicini - The Residenzen-Kommission of the Academy of Sciences at Göttingen

Extra Series No. 1 (February 1997)
Special issue to accompany the reconstruction of the Mass of the Purification (known as Candlemas) at the Chapel Royal, Hampton Court Palace.
Fiona Kisby - The Early Tudor Royal Household Chapel: Function, Organisation and Personnel
Simon Thurley - The Tudor Chapel and State Apartments at Hampton Court Palace
David Skinner - The Music of the Candlemas Service
Joanna Marschner - Vestments, State and Ecclesiastical
James Lomax - Royal Plate for Candlemas at Hampton Court 1542
Full text of and commentary on the Mass edited by Fiona Kisby

Volume 2, No. 2 (June 1997)
Raoul Antonelli - The Quirinal Palace, Rome
Jill Belper - Wolfenbüttel
Marcello Fantoni - “Europe of the Courts”
Eleanor Thompson - The Valadier Workshop
Angelica Goodden - Madame Vigée Le Brun

Volume 2, No. 3 (October 1997)
Stewart Spencer - Wagner
Kirsten Aschengreen Piacenti - Palazzo Pitti
Thomas Tuohy - Ferrara
Toby Osborne - Abbate Alessandro Scaglia

Volume 3, No. 1 (March 1998)
T J Hochstrasser - G W von Leibniz and Court Philosophy
Jessica Rutherford - The Royal Pavillion, Brighton
Annemarie Jordan Gschwend - Lisbon
Simon Hodson - Princes Etrangers at the French Court in the Seventeenth Century: the Grimaldi, the La Tour d’Auvergne and the La Tremoille

Volume 3, No. 2 (July 1998)
Donald Burrows - Handel as a Court Musician
Sheila de Bellaigue - The Royal Archives, Windsor
Robert Bucholz – The Database of Court Officers
Jerzy Gutkowski - The Royal Castle, Warsaw

Volume 3, No. 3 (December 1998)
David Wyn Jones - Joseph Haydn and the Esterházy Court
Leopold Auer - The Haus-, Hof- und Staatsarchiv in Vienna
G Ulrich Grossman - The Wartburg-Gesellschaft
Thomas Barcsay - Gödöllö: Hungary’s Royal Summer Palace

Volume 4, No. 1 (April 1999)
David Starkey - Henry VI’s Old Blue Gown: The English Court under the Lancastrians and the Yorkists
Fiona Kisby - Kingship and the Royal Itinerary
Robert Thompson - Henry Purcell

Volume 4, No. 2 (August 1999)
Robert J Knecht - Francis I and Fontainebleau
Glenn Richardson - The Privy Chamber of Henry VIII and Anglo-French Relations 1515-20
Jacqueline Ansell - The Seal of Social Approval, or How Girls were Presented at Court
Christopher A Kerstjens - A Princely Painter: Princess Louise Hollandine of the Palatinate, Abbess of Maubuisson
John T Alexander - The Courts of the Russian Empresses in the Eighteenth Century

Volume 4, No. 3 (December 1999)
Rupert Shepherd - Cosmè Tura and Ercole de’ Roberti
Mary Hollingsworth - Agents and Artists: Jacopo Meleghino at the Court of Pope Paul III
Bernard Woelderink - The Dutch Royal Archives, The Hague
Eymert-Jan Goossens - The Royal Palace of Amsterdam
Melanie Anne Schwabe - The Kingdoms of Portugal and Ceylon in the Sixteenth Century
Stefan Sienell - The Privy Conference and Court of Leopold I
Michael Völkel - Representations of German Courts in Architectural Engravings 1600-1800
Franz Bosbach - The Prince Albert Society
Morgan Hall - The Court of Alfonso XIII

Volume 5, No. 1 (May 2000)
Olwen Hufton - Reflections on the Role of Women in the Early Modern Court
Caroline Hibbard - Translating Royalty: Henrietta Maria and the Transition from Princess to Queen
Geoffrey Parker - Still ‘Philipizing’ after All These Years
A D Wright - Monks at Court
Jenny Wormald - The Castle and Palace of Stirling
Giuseppe Bertini - Parma and Piacenza

Volume 5, No. 2 (October 2000)
Michael J Heath - Erasmus the Courtier
Mary Hollingsworth - Ippolito d’Este: A Cardinal and his Household in Rome and Ferrara in 1566
Niccolò Del Re - The Vatican Secret Archives
Raoul Antonelli - The Italian Royal Archives
Diederik Lanoye - The Stay of Queen Christina of Sweden in the Spanish Netherlands 1654-1655

Volume 5, No. 3 (December 2000)
R O Bucholz - Going to Court in 1700: A Visitor’s Guide
Judith Woods - Edward, Prince of Wales’s Tour of India, October 1921-March 1922
Mark Hengerer - Court and Communication: Integrating the Nobility at the Imperial Court (1620-55)

Volume 6, No. 1 (May 2001)
Gary Taylor - Thomas Middleton, The Nice Valour and the Court of James I
Giles Worsley - A Courtly Art: The History of haute école in England
Timothy Wilks - ‘Forbear the Heat and Haste of Building’: Rivalries among the Designers at Prince Henry’s Court, 1610-12

Volume 6, No. 2 (September 2001)
Dominic Baker-Smith - Shakespeare and the Court
Brennan C Pursell - Elector Palatine Friedrich V and the Question of Influence Revisited
Lisa Jefferson - A Garter Installation Ceremony in 1606
Brian Weiser - A Call for Order: Charles II’s Ordinances of the Household

Volume 6, No. 3 (December 2001)
Clarissa Campbell Orr - Queen Charlotte as Patron
Malcolm Smuts - George Wentworth goes to Court, 1634
Andrew Walkling - Court Culture and ‘Absolutism’ in Restoration England

Volume 7, No. 1 (May 2002)
Special issue (guest-edited by Robert Lacey) to accompany the Society’s Concert of Royal and Coronation Music held at Westminster Abbey on 10 May 2002 to mark the Golden Jubilee of HM Queen Elizabeth II.
Tony Trowles - Introduction to the Programme and Texts
Yvonne M Ward - ‘Gosh man! I’ve got a tune in my head’: Edward Elgar, A C Benson and the Creation of ‘Land of Hope and Glory’
Transcription of the official text of the Coronation Service of HM Queen Elizabeth II
Coronation Memories of Queen Victoria, Lady Mary Lygon, King George V & Princess Elizabeth, now Queen Elizabeth II
James Wilkinson - A Chorister Remembers 1953

Volume 7, No. 2 (December 2002)
Jeroen Duindam - Rival Courts in Dynastic Europe: Vienna and Versailles 1550-1790
Christer Jorgensen - ‘Damnatio Memoriae’
Jean Dubu - Fortunes and Misfortunes of Racine the Courtier
Emre Aracı - Giuseppe Donizetti Pasha and the Polyphonic Court Music of the Ottoman Empire
Ulrik Langen - The Meaning of Incognito

Volume 8, No. 1 (July 2003)
Special issue (guest-edited by Robert Lacey) devoted to the proceedings of the Society’s Golden Jubilee Conference, ‘Royal Ritual in the Media Age’, held on 10 and 11 May 2002 in London.
Richard Brown – ‘It is a very wonderful process’: Film and British Royalty 1896-1902
John Wolfe - The People’s King: The Crowd and the Media at the Funeral of Edward VII, May 1910
Robert Lacey - Made for the Media: the Twentieth Century Investitures of the Prince of Wales
David Reed - What a Lovely Frock: Royal Weddings and the Illustrated Press in the Pre-Television Age
Daniel Brittain-Catlin - Presenting and Explaining the Constitutional Crown to the Twenty-First Century
Luke McKernan – ‘The Finest Cinema Performers We Possess’: British royalty and the Newsreels. 1910-37
Philip Ziegler - Edward VIII: The Modern Monarch?
Nigel Dacre - The Funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales
Hugo Vickers - The Man who was Helen Cathcart

Volume 8, No. 2 (December 2003)
Leonhard Horowski - ‘Such a Great advantage for My Son’: Office-Holding and Career Mechanisms at the Court of France, 1661-1789
Virginia Scott - Ariosto’s Orlando Furioso: Performance at the Valois and Bourbon Courts

Volume 9, No. 1 (July 2004)
Special issue (guest-edited by Robert Lacey) dedicated to the proceedings of the Coronations Conference held by the Society in Senate House, London University, on 27 March 2004.
Jinty Nelson - Carolingian Coronation Rituals: A Model for Europe?
Richard Wortman - The Russian Coronation; Rite and Representation
Philip Mansel - From Constantinople to Cairo: Ottoman Inaugurations and their Successors
Dougal Shaw - Scotland’s Place in Britain’s Coronation Tradition
Graham Gendall Norton - The Budapest Habsburg Coronation of 1916
Jeffrey Richards - The Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II and Film

Volume 9, No. 2 (December 2004)
R Malcolm Smuts - The Structure of the Court and the Roles of the Artist and Poet under Charles I
Allen G Wood - Bussy Rabutin’s Satires on the Court
James H Murphy - ‘Mock Court’: The Lord Lieutenancy of Ireland, 1767-1922

Volume 10, No. 1 (October 2005)
Special issue (guest-edited by Melinda Gough and Malcolm Smuts) on Queens and the Transmission of Political Culture: The Case of Early Modern France
R Malcolm Smuts with Melinda J Gough - Introduction: Queens and the International Transmission of Political Culture
Barbara Stephenson - Maintaining the Antiquity of the House: Marguerite de Navarre, Noble Marriage and Dynastic Culture in Early Sixteenth-Century France
Sara Sturm-Maddox - Catherine de Medici and the Two Lilies
Sheila ffolliott - The Italian ‘Training’ of Catherine de Medici: Portraits as Dynastic Narrative
Nicola Courtright - A Garden and Gallery at Fontainebleau: Imagery of Rule for Medici Queens

Volume 10, No. 2 (December 2005)
Jerry Brotton - The Art of Restoration: King Charles II and the Restitution of the English Royal Art Collection
Robert Lacey - The Library of George III: Collecting for Crown or Nation?
Timothy Wilks - ‘Paying Special Attention to the Adorning of a Most Beautiful Gallery’: The Pictures in St James’s Palace, 1609-49

Volume 11, No. 1 (July 2006)
Articles based on papers given at the first joint Society for Court Studies / Victorian Society conference on Courts and Capitals 1815-1914, held at the Wallace Collection on 1 October 2005.
David Watkin - The Transformation of Munich by Maximilian I Joseph and Ludwig I
Philip Mansel - Paris, Court City of the Nineteenth Century
Alan Sked - Franz Joseph and the Creation of the Ringstrasse
Steven Brindle - Buckingham Palace and the Victoria Memorial, 1901-14

Volume 11, No. 2 (December 2006)
Special issue (guest-edited by Anna Keay) featuring papers from the Society for Court Studies conference on Greenwich Palace held on 23 April 2005.
Philip Dixon - The Tudor Palace at Greenwich
Thom Richardson - The Greenwich Armouries
Simon Thurley - Architecture and Diplomacy: Greenwich Palace under the Stuarts
Gordon Higgott - The Design and Setting of Inigo Jones’s Queen’s House, 1616-40
David Jacques - Garden Works in Greenwich Park, 1662-1728
Julian M. C. Bowsher - The Chapel Royal at Greenwich Palace

Volume 12, No. 1 (June 2007)
Guido Guerzoni & Guido Alfani - Court History and Career Analysis: A Prosopographic Approach to the Court of Renaissance Ferrara
John Pollard - A Court in Exile: The Vatican, 1870-1929
Torsten Riotte - The Kingdom of Hanover and the Marienburg Sale

Volume 12, No. 2 (December 2007)
John Robert Christianson - Terrestrial and Celestial Spaces of the Danish Court, 1550-1650
Timothy Wilks - The Peer, the Plantsman, and the Picture-Maker: The English Embassy to the Court of Christian IV of Denmark, 1603
Patrick Little - Music at the Court of King Oliver
Tom Verschaffel - The Embellishment of Brussels under Leopold I and Leopold II

Volume 13, No. 1 (June 2008)
Articles based on papers given at the second joint Society for Court Studies / Victorian Society conference on Courts and Capitals, 1815-1914, held at the Wallace Collection on 29 September 2007.
Roderick J Barman - Imperial Cities and Seasonal Residences: Petrópolis, Summer Capital of Brazil (1843-1889), and its European Counterparts
Gavin Stamp - Budapest 1867-1914: A Dual Capital for the Dual Monarchy
Terry Kirk - The Image of King Vittorio Emanuele II and the Remaking of Rome
Giles MacDonogh - ‘Nothing Is Too Colossal, Nothing Too Expensive’: Berlin under Emperor William II
John Hamilton – ‘False Starts and Failed Hopes’: The Rise and Fall of Royal Sofia 1878 – 1946

Volume 13, No. 2 (December 2008)
Jason Peacey – ‘To Every Individual Member’: The Palace of Westminster and Participatory Politics in the Seventeenth Century
Andrew Barclay - The 1661 St Edward’s Crown – Refurbished, Recycled or Replaced?
Nigel Aston - The Court of George II: Lord Berkeley of Stratton’s Perspective
J.C. Sainty - The Parliamentary Role of the Royal Household

Volume 14, No. 1 (June 2009)
Caroline zum Kolk - The Household of the Queen of France in the Sixteenth Century
Pablo Vazquez-Gestal - ‘The System of This Court’: Elizabeth Farnese, The Count of Santiesteban and the Monarchy of the Two Sicilies, 1734-1738
Jonathan Spangler - Aulic Spaces Transplanted: The Design and Layout of a Franco-Burgundian Court in a Scottish Palace
John Robert Christianson - The Royal Danish Stables and the 2007 Carriage Auction

Volume 14, No. 2 (December 2009)
Special issue (guest-edited by Maureen Cassidy-Geiger with the assistance of Martina d’Alton) featuring papers from the ‘Fragile Diplomacy: Meissen Porcelain for European Courts, c. 1710–68’ conference, held at the Bard Graduate Center in New York on 16 November 2007.
Cordula Bischoff - Complicated Exchanges: The Handling of Authorised and Unauthorised Gifts
Christopher M. S. Johns - The ‘Good Bishop’ of Catholic Enlightenment: Benedict XIV’s Gifts to the Metropolitan Cathedral of Bologna
John Whitehead - Royal Riches and Parisian Trinkets: The Embassy of Saïd Mehemet Pacha to France in 1741–42 and Its Exchange of Gifts
Michael Yonan - Portable Dynasties: Imperial Gift-Giving at the Court of Vienna in the Eighteenth Century
Guy Walton - Ambassadorial Gifts: An Overview of Published Material
Maureen Cassidy-Geiger - Afterthoughts on Fragile Diplomacy: Meissen Porcelain for European Courts, c. 1710–1763

Volume 15, No. 1 (June 2010)
Articles based on papers given at the third joint Society for Court Studies / Victorian Society conference on Courts and Capitals, 1815-1914, held at the Art Workers’ Guild, London WC1 on 7 November 2009.
David Blow - From Islamic Small Town to Westernised Metropolis: The Development of Tehran under the Qajars and the Pahlavis
George Vassiadis - Athens: The Creation of a Royal Capital, 1834-1914
Giles MacDonogh - The Slow Death of Royal Dresden
Juan F. Remón Menéndez - Madrid from the Ancien Regime to the Bourgeois Restoration: The Parque Del Oeste and the Augmentation of the Capital
John Villiers - ‘It is the sovereign who makes the palace, as a stone in a field may become an altar’: Bucharest under Carol I and the building of Peles

Volume 15, No. 2 (December 2010)
Special issue (guest-edited by Michael Burden and Jennifer Thorp) featuring articles on Dance in Royal Palaces.
Michael Burden and Jennifer Thorp - Introduction
Samantha Owens - ‘Not always the same minuets’: Dance at the Württemberg Court, 1662-1711
Matthew Jenkinson - John Crowe, the Restoration Court, and the ‘Understanding’ of Calisto
Sandra Tuppen - Shrove-Tide Dancing: Balls and Masques at Whitehall under Charles II
Olive Baldwin and Thelma Wilson - Theatre Dancers at the Court of Queen Anne
Jennifer Thorp - Anthony l’Abbé and the Court of St James’s: Dances to Honour the Hanoverian Royal Family

Volume 16, No. 1 (June 2011)
Marcello Fantoni - The Future of Court Studies: The Evolution, Present Successes and Prospects of a Discipline
Piers Baker-Bates - Sebastianello Nostro Venetiano: The Career of Sebastiano del Piombo and the Concept of a ‘Court Artist’ in Renaissance Rome
Patrick Little - Fashion at the Cromwellian Court
Carlos Gómez-Centurión - Chamber Animals at the Spanish Court during the Eighteenth Century
Reider Payne - Court Peer: The Career of Philip Yorke, 2nd Earl of Hardwicke, and Patronage within the Church of England, 1770-1784

Volume 16, No. 2 (December 2011)
Benjamin Wild - A Truly Royal Retinue: Using Wardrobe Rolls to Determine the Size and Composition of the Household of Henry III of England
Alasdair Hawkyard - The Court, the Household and Parliament in the Mid-Tudor Period
Wolf Burchard - St James’s Palace: George II’s and Queen Caroline’s Principal London Residence
Richard Davenport-Hines - A Radical Lord Chamberlain at a Tory Court: Lord Carrington, 1892-95

Volume 17, No. 1 (June 2012)
Clarissa Campbell Orr - Popular History, Court Studies and Courtier Diaries
Matthew Jenkinson - Preaching at the Court of James II, 1685-1688
Robin L Thomas - Building the Monarchy: The Teatro di San Carlo in Naples, 1737
Neil Jeffares - Between France and Bavaria: Louis-Joseph d’Albert de Luynes, Prince de Grimberghen

Volume 17, No. 2 (December 2012)
John Villiers - A New Capital for New Dynasty: Bangkok from Rama I to Rama III (1782-1851)
Keith Pratt - The Gyeongbok Palace, Seoul, as a Barometer of Korea’s Political Fortunes in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries
Bill Woodburn - From the Bala Hissar to the Arg: How Royal Fortress Palaces Shaped Kabul, 1830-1930
Gavin Stamp - New Delhi: A New Imperial Capital for British India
Alice Y. Tseng - The Retirement of Kyoto as Imperial Capital
Philip Mansel - The Rise and Fall of Alexandria: From Mohammed Ali to Farouk

Volume 18, No. 1 (June 2013)
Roderick Barman - King, Court and Nobility in Portugal under the Braganzas, 1640-1834
Trond Norén Isaksen - Bernadotte Architecture: The Palaces and Capitals of King Carl XIV Johan of Sweden and of Norway
Mario Döber - The Viennese Imperial Court and its Relationship with English Carriage Builders in the Nineteenth Century