THE COURT HISTORIAN
The Society's journal, The Court Historian - The International Journal of Court Studies, is published twice a year and is the leading periodical in the field of court studies. It features important new work by major authors, fully referenced and sometimes illustrated. Each issue features articles on aspects of court history, book reviews, a list of current exhibitions world-wide and a bibliography of recently published books. Read some sample articles (opens in a new window).
Click here to consult the tables of contents of all past issues of The Court Historian. Most of these issues are still available and can be ordered from the Society.
Volume 16,2 of The Court Historian (December 2011) will include Benjamin Wild on A Truly Royal Retinue: Using Wardrobe Rolls to Determine the Size and Composition of the Household of Henry III of England; Alasdair Hawkyard on The Court, the Household and Parliament in the Mid-Tudor Period; Wolf Burchard on St James’s Palace: George II’s and Queen Caroline’s Principal London Residence; and Richard Davenport-Hines on A Radical Lord Chamberlain at a Tory Court: Lord Carrington, 1892-95.
The Court Historian is edited by Philip Mansel and co-edited by Jonathan Spangler, who welcome items of interest, including footnoted articles, notices of court items for the Sales and Acquisitions sections, details of new releases of compact discs of court-related music, the dates and locations of relevant exhibitions and conferences, and items for the Bibliography.
The policy of The Court Historian is to publish articles embodying the results of detailed original research. Papers are refereed anonymously by at least one independent academic specialist. All articles offered for publication should be sent by e-mail attachment to email@example.com. The Editor’s postal address is: Dr Philip Mansel, 13 Prince of Wales Terrace, London W8 5PG (United Kingdom).
Articles are typically 6,000-8,000 words in length, including footnotes, and should normally not exceed 10,000 words. Shorter pieces are also welcome, including book and exhibition reviews, conference reports and letters. Authors of ‘full-length’ articles (thus, not reviews) should include at the top of the first page an abstract / summary of up to 150 words, which will be printed at the head of the article. All contributions should be submitted in Word format, in Times New Roman font with double line spacing, and should include e-mail and postal addresses for the purposes of communication. Translations of articles written in languages other than English should be checked by a native English speaker before submission.
Contributors are asked to adhere to The Court Historian house style. Click here to download the Style Sheet in PDF format.