European Monarchies: Steve Lowe

"These lectures will be more about the politics of monarchies and why they fell or why they persist than the detailed history of who married whom and why. Monarchy was the prevalent form of government in the history of Europe throughout the Middle Ages. We will look at how they wielded power and how they abused power. We will trace their history and see how they fell, often violently, or how and why some survived. We will also judge whether monarchies still have a place in modern pluralist democracies or whether they are past their sell-by date."

Tutor: Steve Lowe

"Steve Lowe is a journalist, academic and one-time local politician. He first began working for Bedfordshire on Sunday as a political reporter and commentator in 1996. In 1999 he became the news editor and in 2000 the editor. After leaving in 2014 he has worked as a freelance journalist. Steve gained a BSc (Hons) at the OU in Politics and an MSc at Birkbeck College, University of London, in European Politics and Globalisation. He has lectured on politics and journalism at the University of Bedfordshire, Press Association, and at many colleges and secondary schools."