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Queen Elizabeth II, between modernity and tradition, 1952-1969

Abstract : This master’s dissertation deals with the Queen of England, Elizabeth II, and more particularly with the first two decades of her reign, that is to say, from 1952 to 1969. This was the post-war period, which was marked by a lot of changes and by the modernisation of society. Thus, this dissertation analyses the relationship between tradition and modernity within the British Monarchy. This relationship evolved during the period under study, and various attitudes can be noticed. Indeed, during the earliest years of the Queen’s reign, tradition seemed to be conveyed through modernity. Yet, a few years later and until the end of the 1950s, there was a shift and modernity seemed to challenge tradition. Finally, during the 1960s, it was seen that the British Monarchy suffered from a decrease in its popularity and a lack of interest from its people. Consequently, the solution that was found was to turn to popular media in order to modernise the Monarchy, which led to the revival of its popularity and of its people’s interest. The relationship between modernity and tradition has then continued to evolve during the following decades of the Queen’s reign.
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Tiffany Choyer. Queen Elizabeth II, between modernity and tradition, 1952-1969. Humanities and Social Sciences. 2020. ⟨dumas-03212922⟩



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