Title Minor monarchs: a child's rule did not inevitably lead to instability Degree of recognition International Media name/outlet History Today Media type Duration/Length/Size 1200 words Country/Territory United Kingdom Date 10/10/22 Description Article about my research on child kingship and royal childhood in a non-specialist, popular history publication Persons Emily Ward Title Boy Kings of Medieval Europe Degree of recognition International Media name/outlet Gone Medieval for History Hit Media type Other Duration/Length/Size 40 minutes Country/Territory United Kingdom Date 4/10/22 Description Charles III recently became King at the age of 73 - the oldest man ever to become a British monarch. That might not seem so odd to us today, but had he been a child it would certainly have raised eyebrows. The idea of a child monarch is today practically unthinkable; in the Medieval period it was relatively common. But the rule of a boy king did not necessarily mean political disorder. In fact it posed far less of a challenge than having an adolescent king.
In this episode of Gone Medieval, Dr. Cat Jarman finds out why from Dr. Emily Ward, author of "Royal Childhood and Child Kingship: Boy Kings in England, Scotland, France and Germany, c. 1050–1262".
Producer/Author History Hit Persons Emily Ward Title Royal Childhood and Child Kingship Degree of recognition International Media name/outlet New Books Network Media type Other Duration/Length/Size 1 hour Country/Territory United Kingdom Date 30/09/22 Description Author-interview podcast with Dr. Miranda Melcher about my monograph, "Royal Childhood and Child Kingship: Boy Kings in England, Scotland, France and Germany, c. 1050 - 1262" Persons Emily Ward