The Court Historian

The Society’s journal, The Court Historian - The International Journal of Court Studies, is published twice a year and sent to all members. Edited by Philip Mansel and Jonathan Spangler, it is the leading periodical in the field of court studies. It presents new work by major authors and experts, exploring all dimensions of court life, from politics, palaces and war to dress, dining and gardens. Articles are fully referenced, peer-reviewed and frequently illustrated. Special issues have focused on coronations, the art of queenship and gift giving at court.
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Each issue of The Court Historian contains up-to-date listings of court-related publications, exhibitions, conferences, events and sales, along with book and exhibition reviews and a comprehensive bibliography.

The editors of The Court Historian welcome submissions. For more information about contributing, please click here.

Current Issue

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Back Issues

Contents of back issues are available here.

Back issues 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 .