Cincinnati Edition: Examining the queen's role in British society and popular culture

UC doctoral student Shepherd Arron Ellis interviewed for expertise on British monarchy

Queen Elizabeth will be laid to rest on Monday, Sept. 19, 2022, and questions still abound in American society about the history of the monarch and the duties of royals in contemporary times.  

“There’s been a pretty stable line of succession, which helps explain why it’s such an intuition,” UC doctoral student of history, Shepard Aaron Ellis, told WVXU’s Cincinnati Edition.

Ellis, a research assistant and PhD candidate in UC’s Department of History, was a particpant on a three-person panel of experts who discussed the queen’s reign and the history of the monarchy.    

Elizabeth, who died this month aged 96, served as queen for 70 years and is the country’s longest living monarch.  

Ellis' research focuses on the religious and political history of the early modern Atlantic World, with a specific focus on the cities of London, Madrid, Boston, and Mexico City in the Atlantic context. 

Listen to the interview. 

Featured image at top courtesy of Unsplash.

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