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Clarissa Campbell Orr

Clarissa Campbell Orr was until August 2015 at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge Campus, where she was Reader in Enlightenment, Gender and Court Studies. She is now a Visiting Research Fellow at St. Mary’s University, Twickenham. She is best known for the two volumes on 18th century Queenship she has edited, which both stemmed from a Society for Court Studies Conference in September 1999: these are Queenship in Britain 1660-1837: Royal Patronage, Dynastic Politics and Court (as editor and contributor), (Manchester: Manchester University Press 2002, paperback edition, 2009) and Queenship in Europe 1650-1789: The Role of the Consort (as editor and contributor) (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 2009). She is currently a member of the EU financed network, Marrying Cultures: Queens Consort and European Identities,, and has contributed the chapter ‘Marriage in a Global Context: Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, Queen of Great Britain and Ireland’ to its associated book, Queens Consort, Cultural Transfer and European Politics, 1550-1750, edited by Adam Morton and Helen Watanabe-O’Kelly, (Ashgate, forthcoming late 2016). Her most recent essay is ‘Life and Culture at Court in England and Hanover: An Anglo German Comparison’ in Hannover-Coburg Gotha-Windsor, ed Frank-Lothar Kroll and Martin Munke, Prince Albert Studies vol. 32, (Berlin: Duncker & Humblot, 2015).