The monarchy, mythmaking and VE Day

As first published by On History in May 2020. On the 75th anniversary of VE Day, Ed Owens — author of The Family Firm. Monarchy, Mass Media and the British Public, 1932-53 — reflects on the royal family’s careful cultivation of a media image in wartime, culminating with the events of 8 May 1945. Given the circumstances,Continue reading “The monarchy, mythmaking and VE Day”