Become a member and save up to 14% on the price of your tickets! If you are already a member, log in to access your member price. The Story of the House of Windsor: What’s in a Name? Evening Lecture/Seminar Thursday, July 28, 2022 - 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET Add to calendar iCalendar Gmail Yahoo Mail Outlook Outlook.com Code: 1M2209 Select Your Tickets Login $30 - Member 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 $35 - Non-Member Resize text Badge of the House of Windsor This year celebrates the 70th anniversary of the reign of Queen Elizabeth II and the 105th anniversary of the House of Windsor. At the heart of the Windsor dynasty is a story of change and of the monarchy’s response to the needs and wishes of the nation. Tudor scholar Carol Ann Lloyd-Stanger explores the history of the House of Windsor, from its beginnings in the midst of World War I when the people of Britain were unhappy with the idea of a royal family of German descent in Buckingham Palace. She analyzes the selection of the name Windsor and how it has come to represent both stability and change in 20th- and 21st-century notions of monarchy. Lloyd-Stanger traces the reigns of the four Windsor monarchs: George V, George VI, Edward VIII, and Elizabeth II. She considers the impact of the royal family’s German heritage and how Queen Victoria’s descendants occupied many of Europe’s leading families at the turn of the 20th century. She examines changes within the family caused by the waning power of the aristocracy as modern values prevailed. Finally, she looks at the image of the royal family today. Lloyd-Stanger is former manager of visitor education at the Folger Shakespeare Library. Patron Information If you register multiple individuals, you will be asked to supply individual names and email addresses so they can receive a Zoom link email. Please note that if there is a change in program schedule or a cancellation, we will notify you via email, and it will be your responsibility to notify other registrants in your group. Unless otherwise noted, registration for streaming programs typically closes two hours prior to the start time on the date of the program. Once registered, patrons should receive an automatic email confirmation from CustomerService@SmithsonianAssociates.org. Separate Zoom link information will be emailed closer to the date of the program. If you do not receive your Zoom link information 24 hours prior to the start of the program, please email Customer Service for assistance. View Common FAQs about our Streaming Programs on Zoom. This online program is presented on Zoom.