Event—Adult Education

Queens of Modern Britain


From the Georgian consorts to the late Queen Elizabeth II, how have royal women left their mark on British society?

Queen Elizabeth II. Frontispiece of Elizabeth, our Queen by Richard Dimbleby, 1953. Call number: Case DA590 .D5 1953

Class Description

This six-session class explores the lives and legacies of modern British queens, from the Georgian consorts to the late Queen Elizabeth II. Come learn about different forms of queenly power; how queens and other royal women have shaped British politics, culture, and society; and what to expect from the newest queen consort, Camilla.

A cultural historian and lecturer, Emilie M. Brinkman holds a PhD in European history from Purdue University. She specializes in the history of British politics, queenship, and fashion.

Materials List

Required Materials:

  • Instructor-Distributed Materials

First Reading:

  • No first reading assignment.

Cost and Registration

Six sessions, $255 ($230 for Newberry members, seniors, and students). Learn about becoming a member.

To register multiple people for this class, please go through the course calendar in Learning Stream, our registration platform. When you select the course and register, you’ll be prompted to add another registrant.


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