How and why Britain’s greatest inventions of royal ritual and pageantry came about

by Rashmee

Posted on September 21, 2022


Historian David Cannadine begins his chapter in ‘The Invention of Tradition’, the 1983 …

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Britain’s invented traditions include much royal ritual and Highland dress

by Rashmee

Posted on September 19, 2022


Nearly 40 years ago, a book titled ‘The Invention of Tradition’ took a …

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Britain routinely invents authentically antique-effect royal traditions

by Rashmee

Posted on September 13, 2022


On September 12, Britain’s new king, Charles III, addressed parliament in London after listening to …

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‘There is no escape from history’ for Britain, its new king and the rest of us

by Rashmee

Posted on September 11, 2022


Despite the BBC’s obsequious abandonment of sense and sensibility as it bows low, curtseys deeply …

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These facts and figures are royal treats…in a manner of speaking

by Rashmee

Posted on June 7, 2022


Queen Elizabeth II’s four-day Platinum Jubilee celebration is over, but the fun needn’t stop. Consider …

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‘It’s possible to admire the Queen without envying her’

by Rashmee

Posted on June 5, 2022


As the Platinum Jubilee holiday weekend in Britain draws to a close with the inevitable …

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The British monarchy…warts and all

by Rashmee

Posted on June 3, 2022


As the Platinum Jubilee weekend continues in Britain, one of the best reflections on the …

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Ever wondered how the monarchy survives? An insightful piece has some answers

by Rashmee

Posted on June 2, 2022


As Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations kick off in Britain, it is worthwhile to …

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Not a Queenfest…the word ‘Queen’ is associated with something quite different

by Rashmee

Posted on June 1, 2022


Republican-minded people (such as 26 per cent of Canadians) may find the next four days …

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Stasis, cuke sandwiches…and more on the menu, this royal jubilee

by Rashmee

Posted on May 31, 2022


Cucumber sandwiches. ‘Jubilee trifles’. Ale. The menu of the Platinum Jubilee celebrations for Queen Elizabeth …

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Rashmee has lived and worked in several countries in the past decade, including Afghanistan, India, Haiti, Tunisia, the UAE, US and UK