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Crowns and Colonies – European Monarchies and Overseas Empires - Manchester Scholarship Online
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Crowns and Colonies: European Monarchies and Overseas Empires

Robert Aldrich and Cindy McCreery


Crowns and Coloniesis a set of sixteen original essays by distinguished international scholars that explore the relationship between European monarchies and overseas empires. The essays argue that during much of the history of colonialism there existed a direct and important link between most colonial empires and the institutions of monarchy. The contributions, which encompass the British, French, Dutch, Italian and German empires, examine the constitutional role of the monarchs in overseas territories brought under their flag, royal prerogatives exercised in the empires, individual connecti ... More

Keywords: Monarchy, Empire, Europe, Colonies, crowns

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Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9781784993153
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: January 2017 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9781784993153.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Robert Aldrich, editor
University of Sydney

Cindy McCreery, editor

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