The New York Times reports on an upcoming (June 6-8) conference at Kensington Palace, The Making of a Monarchy for the Modern World. One of the speakers is Maya Jasanoff, with whom I had a brief cordial exchange when she was a guest of the local NPR station in Dallas to promote her excellent book Liberty's Exiles. The event looks fascinating, and I will be attending!
Today is my last full day in the United States before leaving for London for the Diamond Jubilee, which should be a unique and unforgettable experience. St Paul's Cathedral have released the Order of Service for the National Service of Thanksgiving to be celebrated there a week from today. Following the conclusion of the Jubilee Weekend, I look forward to participating in the Executed Queens Tour of various Tudor and Stuart locations in southern England led by my friend royalist historian Gareth Russell.
On the occasion of the 352nd anniversary of the Restoration of the British Monarchy, and in hope that the monarchist cause may spread like beacons of fire throughout the world, here is one of the greatest scenes from The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, a perfect marriage of stunning cinematography and thrilling music.