Publications

The following volumes are published proceedings of past conferences organised by the Society for Court Studies. These publications are still available and can be ordered from the Society () or from the respective publishers (click the appropriate book title).

  • Clarissa Campbell Orr, ed. Queenship in Europe 1660-1815, Cambridge University Press, 2004.
    This volume emerged from the conference of the same name that was organised by the Society for Court Studies in 1998.
    Hardcover: 438 pages
    ISBN-10: 0521814227, ISBN-13: 978-0521814225
    Includes Lis Granlund ‘Queen Hedwig Eleonora of Sweden: dowager, builder, and collector’; Lindsey Hughes, ‘Catherine I of Russia, consort to Peter the Great’; John Rogister, ‘Queen Marie Leszczyńska and faction at the French Court 1725-1768’; Thomas Biskup, ‘The hidden queen: Elisabeth Christine of Prussia and Hohernzollern queenship in the eighteenth century’; Michael Bregnsbo ‘Danish absolutism and queenship: Louisa, Caroline Matilda, and Juliana Maria’.
  • ‘The Contending Kingdoms’: France and England 1420–1700,1st Edition, Edited by Glenn Richardson,
    Publisher: Routledge, 2008 (paperback 2018)
    ISBN: 9780754657897
    Number of pages: 210
    The articles in this volume are based on lectures given at a Society for Court Studies conference titled ‘A Tale of Two Crowns: The Courts of England and France 1066-1904’ (a two-day conference to commemorate the centenary of the entente cordiale) on 19-20 November 2004, Institut Français, London.
    Includes Glenn Richardson, ‘The French Connection: Francis I and England’s break with Rome’; Susan Doran, ‘Elizabeth I and Catherine de Medici’; David Onnekink, ‘Anglo-French Negotiations on the Spanish Partition Treaties 1698-1700: a Reevaluation’.
  • The Politics of Space: European Courts, ca. 1500-1750, Marcello Fantoni, George Gorse and Malcolm Smuts, eds., Rome: Bulzoni Editore, 2009.
    This volume emerged from the Society for Court Studies conference of the same name that was held in the Huntington Library, San Marino, California, in January 2007.
    392 pages, ISBN: 978-88-7870-419-0
    Includes John Beldon Scott, ‘Fashioning a Capital: The Politics of Urban Space in Early Modern Turin’; Monique Chatenet, ‘The King’s Space: The Etiquette of Interviews at the French Court in the Sixteenth Century’; Caroline M. Hibbard, ‘The Somerset House Chapel and the Topography of London Catholicism’.
  • Monarchy and Exile: The Politics of Legitimacy from Marie de Médicis to Wilhelm II, Philip Mansel and Torsten Riotte, eds.
    Publisher: Palgrave/Macmillan, 2011
    ISBN: 978-0-230-24905-9
    Number of pages: 361
    The articles in this volume were given as papers at a Society for Court Studies Conference on Monarchy and Exile held at the German Historical Institute in December 2008
    Includes Toby Osborne, ‘A Queen Mother in Exile: Marie de Médicis in the Spanish Netherlands and England, 1631-41’; William O’Reilly, ‘A Life in Exile: Charles VI (1685-1740) between Spain and Austria’; Torsten Riotte, ‘Hanoverian Exile and Prussian Governance: King George V of Hanover and His Successor in Austria, 1866-1913’.
  • The Man behind the Queen: Male Consorts in History - Queenship and Power (Hardback), Charles Beem (editor), Miles Taylor (editor)
    Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014
    ISBN: 9781137448347
    Number of pages: 264
    Publication of the procleedings of the conference on Princes Consort in History held on 16 December 2011 in the Chancellor’s Hall, Senate House, London. Includes David Abulafia, ‘Ferdinand the Catholic, King and Consort’; Charles Beem, ‘Why Prince George of Denmark did not become a King of England’; Fabian Persson, ‘From Ruler in the Shadows to Shadow King: Frederick I of Sweden’; Michael Bitter ‘Count Ernst Johann Buhren and the Russian court of Anna Ioannovna’; and Derek Beales on Francis Stephen of Lorraine, consort of Maria Theresia, Karina Urbach on Prince Albert, Derek Alves on King Ferdinand II of Portugal, Roderick Barman on Gaston d’Orléans, Prince Consort of Princess Isabel of Brazil; and Trond Noren Isaksen on Prince Henrik of Denmark.
  • Greenwich Palace. Published in The Court Historian, volume 11,2 (December 2006). Table of contents
    The articles in the issue (with one exception) were given as papers at a Society for Court Studies conference on Greenwich Palace held on 23 April 2005. The Society is grateful to the Greenwich Foundation, The National Maritime Museum and English Heritage for their generous support for this publication. The last article, by Julian Bowsher, was not given at the conference, but was prompted by the discovery of the remains of the Tudor chapel at Greenwich in January 2006.
  • Melinda J. Gough and R. Malcolm Smuts, eds. Queens and the Transmission of Political Culture: The Case of Early Modern France. Published in The Court Historian, volume 10,1 (October 2005). Table of contents
    The articles in this issue of The Court Historian were given as papers at the conference of the same name held in Amherst, Massachusetts in November 2004. The editors wish to acknowledge the generosity of the Massachusetts Center for Renaissance Studies and its Director, Arthur Kinney, in hosting this conference.
  • Courts and Capitals, 1815-1914 [No. 1 in the series]. Published in The Court Historian, volume 11,1 (June 2008). Table of contents
    The articles in this issue are based on lectures given at the first joint Society for Court Studies / Victorian Society conference on Courts and Capitals, 1815-1814, held at the Wallace Collection on 1 October 2005.
  • Courts and Capitals, 1815-1914 [No. 2 in the series]. Published in The Court Historian, volume 13,1 (June 2008). Table of contents
    The articles in this issue are based on lectures given at the second joint Society for Court Studies / Victorian Society conference on Courts and Capitals, 1815-1814, held at the Wallace Collection on 29 September 2007.
  • Courts and Capitals, 1815-1914 [No. 3 in the series]. Published in The Court Historian, volume 15,1 (June 2010).
    The articles in this issue are based on lectures given at the third joint Society for Court Studies / Victorian Society conference on Courts and Capitals, 1815-1814, held at the Art Workers’ Guild, London on 7 November 2007.
  • Courts and Capitals, 1815-1914 [No. 4 in the series]. Published in The Court Historian, volume 17,2 (December 2012).
    The articles in this issue are based on lectures given at the third joint Society for Court Studies / Victorian Society conference on Courts and Capitals, 1815-1814, held at the Art Workers’ Guild, London on 8 October 2011.