Carolyn Harris teaches history at the University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies. She received her MA and Ph.D in European History from Queen’s University in 2012. Previously, she completed the Foundation Program at the University of King’s College in Halifax and her B.A. Hons. in History and English at the University of Toronto. She contributes royal commentary to a variety of media outlets including CBC, CTV and Global news. She lectures about history and royalty in a variety of venues including libraries, museums and cruise ships. Her writing concerning the history of monarchy in the U.K., Europe, and Canada has appeared in numerous publications including the Globe and Mail, Ottawa Citizen, Smithsonian Magazine and the BBC News Magazine, and she is the author of Raising Royalty: 1000 Years of Royal Parenting, Magna Carta and Its Gifts to Canada and Queenship and Revolution in Early Modern Europe: Henrietta Maria and Marie Antoinette. She was born in Ottawa and lives in Toronto.