Safe for Democracy: Constitutional Politics, Popular Spectacle, and the British Monarchy 1910–1914

  title={Safe for Democracy: Constitutional Politics, Popular Spectacle, and the British Monarchy 1910–1914},
  author={Frank Mort},
  journal={Journal of British Studies},
  pages={109 - 141}
  • F. Mort
  • Published 1 January 2019
  • History
  • Journal of British Studies
Abstract How did the British monarchy respond to the multiple challenges of early twentieth-century mass democracy? Historians have separated the growth of constitutional sovereignty from the practice of a welfare monarchy, or from royalty as decorative and media friendly. This article argues that the political transformation of the modern monarchy was inseparable from innovations to its style and presentation. Opening with the dramatic constitutional crisis that confronted George V and his… 
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