Paper Title

[1.2] Britain’s Monarchs and the Public Perception of Monarchy 1688-1900's

Location

IB 1014

Start Date

January 2020

End Date

January 2020

Disciplines

History | Philosophy | Political Science

Presentation Type

Presentation

Abstract

This paper argues that the public attitude towards the monarchy shifted from fear and respect for their divinely appointed kings and queens to mere figureheads of state with their power given and taken away by Parliament because of previous monarch’s poor decision making. By examining the shift from divine power to tourist attractions, this paper aims to pinpoint when the change occurred and how it effected the British monarchy to come from 1688 to the 1900s. This paper utilizes written primary sources, satirical art pieces, and academic journalism to explore to what extent the monarchy lost its power. Data has been collected from archives, newspapers, and published reports. This paper analyzes how the public reacted to the monarchy over time and how monarchs becoming confined by constitutions and acts as well as their own family problems deteriorated their own political power.

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[1.2] Britain’s Monarchs and the Public Perception of Monarchy 1688-1900's

IB 1014

This paper argues that the public attitude towards the monarchy shifted from fear and respect for their divinely appointed kings and queens to mere figureheads of state with their power given and taken away by Parliament because of previous monarch’s poor decision making. By examining the shift from divine power to tourist attractions, this paper aims to pinpoint when the change occurred and how it effected the British monarchy to come from 1688 to the 1900s. This paper utilizes written primary sources, satirical art pieces, and academic journalism to explore to what extent the monarchy lost its power. Data has been collected from archives, newspapers, and published reports. This paper analyzes how the public reacted to the monarchy over time and how monarchs becoming confined by constitutions and acts as well as their own family problems deteriorated their own political power.