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Canadian Books On The Crown

 

Canadians have been writing about the Monarchy from the pioneer days of North America. The following is a selection of books since Confederation explaining, exploring and describing the Crown, written by Canadians.  Some are no longer in print but may be found in libraries or second-hand book shops.  The books are listed chronologically by year of publication.

 

1878 – Royalty In Canada; Charles R. Tuttle; Tuttle & Simpson; Montreal, Quebec

1884 – Canada under the Administration of Lord Lorne; J.E. Collins; Rose Publishing Company; Toronto, Ontario

1903 – The Royal Tour in Canada 1901; Joseph Pope; S.E. Dawson, Printer to The King; Ottawa, Ontario

1905 – Le Voyage Royal au Canada 1901; Joseph Pope; S.E. Dawson; Imprimateur de le Roi; Ottawa, Ontario

1919 – Tour of His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales, Dominion of Canada, 1919: Grand Trunk System; Montreal, Quebec

1937 – The House of Windsor: George V to George VI; Captain Eric Acland and E.H. Bartlett; The John C. Winston Company; Toronto, Ontario

1939 – The Visits of Royalty to Canada; C.W. Jeffreys; North American Life; Toronto, Ontario

1939 – Across Canada: Visit of Their Majesties The King and Queen to Canada; Canadian National Railways & Canadian Pacific Railway; Montreal, Quebec

1939 – Speeches by The King and Queen during Their Majesties’ Visit to Canada 1939 / Discours du Roi et de la Reine au cours de la Visite de Leurs Majestes au Canada 1939; Issued by direction of His Majesty’s Government in Canada / Publies par ordre du Gouvernement de sa Majeste au Canada; Ottawa, Ontario

1940 – And The People Cheered; R.K. Carnegie; The Legionary Library; Ottawa, Ontario

1940 – The Princess Elizabeth; Captain Eric Acland; The John C. Winston Company; Toronto, Ontario

1951 – The Royal Tour Canada 1951; The Ryerson Press, Toronto, Ontario

1953 – Canada at the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II; The Ryerson Press; Toronto, Ontario

1954 – Inside Government House; Colonel H. Willis-O’Connor and Madge MacBeth; The Ryerson Press; Toronto, Ontario

1957 – Freedom Wears A Crown; John Farthing, Kingswood House; Toronto, Ontario

1959 – The Royal Tour 1959; The Ryerson Press; Toronto, Ontario

1964 – The Royal Tour of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth in Canada and the United States of America: 1939; Gustave Lanctot; E.P. Taylor Foundation; Toronto, Ontario

1967 – Rideau Hall: An illustrated history of Government House, Ottawa; R.H. Hubbard; The Queen’s Printer; Ottawa, Ontario; new edition published 1977 by McGill-Queen’s University Press in association with Government House, Ottawa; Montreal

1970 – The Prince And His Lady: The Love Story of the Duke of Kent and Madame de St Laurent; Mollie Gillen; Sidgwick & Jackson; London, United Kingdom

1976 – The Crown In Canada; Frank MacKinnon, Glenbow-Alberta Institute, McClelland and Stewart West; Calgary, Alberta

1977 – Canada: Symbols of Sovereignty; Conrad Swan; University of Toronto Press; Toronto, Ontario

1979 – The Canadian Crown; Jacques Monet; Clarke, Irwin & Company & Rideau Hall; Ottawa, Ontario

1983 – Lives of the Princesses of Wales; Mary Beacock Fryer, Arthur Bousfield and Garry Toffoli; Dundurn Press; Toronto, Ontario

1983 – Royal Visit to Victoria; edited by Betty Campbell; Cambell’s Publishing; Victoria, British Columbia

1984 – The Plate: A Royal Tradition; Louis E. Cauz; Deneau Publishers & The Ontario Jockey Club; Toronto, Ontario

1984 – A Manitoba Album: Royal Visits / Visites Royales: Un album souvenir du Manitoba; Larry Krotz; Touchstone Press commissioned by the Province of Manitoba; Winnipeg, Manitoba

1987 – Kings, Queens & Canadians; Robert M. Stamp: Fitzhenry & Whiteside; Markham, Ontario

1989 – Ample Mansions: The Viceregal Residences of the Canadian Provinces: R.H. Hubbard; University of Ottawa Press; Ottawa, Ontario

1989 – Royal Spring: The Royal Tour of 1939 and the Queen Mother in Canada; Arthur Bousfield and Garry Toffoli; Dundurn Press; Toronto, Ontario

1989 – Daylight Upon Magic: The Royal Tour of Canada – 1939; Tom MacDonnell; Macmillan of Canada; Toronto, Ontario

1991 – Royal Observations: Canadians & Royalty; Arthur Bousfield and Garry Toffoli; Dundurn Press; Toronto, Ontario

1994 – Rideau Hall: Canada’s Living Heritage; Gerda Hnatyshyn; Friends of Rideau Hall; Ottawa, Ontario

1995 – The Invisible Crown; David Smith; University of Toronto Press; Toronto, Ontario

2000 – The Queen Mother and Her Century; Arthur Bousfield and Garry Toffoli; Dundurn Press; revised edition published 2002; Toronto, Ontario

2002 – Fifty Years The Queen: A Tribute To Elizabeth II On Her Golden Jubilee; Arthur Bousfield and Garry Toffoli; Dundurn Press; Toronto, Ontario

2002 – The Royal Tour of Canada: The 1939 Royal Visit of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth; Rae B. Fleming; Lynx Images; Toronto, Ontario

2005 – A King from Canada; Conrad Swan; The Memoir Club; Durham, United Kingdom

2005 – Royal Transport; Peter Pigott; Dundurn Press; Toronto, Ontario

2005 – The Canadian Honours System; Christopher McCreery; Dundurn Press; Toronto, Ontario

2005 – The Order of Canada: Its Origins, History, and Development; Christopher McCreery; University of Toronto Press; Toronto, Ontario

2006 – Majesty in Canada: Essays on the Role of Royalty; edited by Colin M. Coates; Dundurn Press; Toronto, Ontario

2007 – Queen and Consort: Elizabeth and Philip, 60 Years of Marriage; Lynne Bell, Arthur Bousfield and Garry Toffoli; Dundurn Press; Toronto, Ontario

2008 – A Crown of Maples: Constitutional Monarchy in Canada; Kevin S. MacLeod; Department of Canadian Heritage; Ottawa,Ontario

2009 – In Defence of Monarchy; Hereward Senior and Elinor Senior; Fealty Enterprises (Monarchy Canada Publications); Toronto, Ontario

2009 – Now You Know Royalty; Doug Lennox (edited by Arthur Bousfield and Garry Toffoli); Dundurn Press; Toronto, Ontario

2010 – Royal Tours 1786-2010: Home to Canada; Arthur Bousfield and Garry Toffoli; Dundurn Press; Toronto, Ontario

2011 – Canada’s Constitutional Monarchy; Nathan Tidridge; Dundurn Press; Toronto, Ontario

2011 – Canadian Symbols of Authority; Corinna A.W. Pike and Christopher McCreery; Dundurn Press; Toronto, Ontario

2012 – Commemorative Medals of the Queen’s Reign in Canada, 1952-2012; Christopher McCreery; Dundurn Press; Toronto, Ontario

2012 – The Evolving Canadian Crown;edited by Jennifer Smith and D. Michael Jackson; McGill-Queen’s University Press; Montreal, Quebec

2012 – The Secret of the Crown: Canada’s Affair With Royalty; John Fraser; House of Anansi Press; Toronto, Ontario

2013 – Prince Edward, Duke of Kent: Father of the Canadian Crown; Nathan Tidridge and J.J. Grant; Dundurn Press; Toronto, Ontario

 

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