Historical Association public statement on the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Published: 9th September 2022

The Historical Association is deeply saddened by the death of our Patron, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. On behalf of our organisation and members we offer our sincere condolences to the Royal Family.

For 70 years Elizabeth II has represented continuity and stability in an ever-changing world. Her life of unstinting service, duty and dedication has been an inspiration to many. She has been a symbol of an historical era as well as a participant in it, helping to create a unique and adaptable monarchy that will be talked about for centuries to come.

The Historical Association is extremely grateful for and proud of our connection to The Queen as our Patron and a supporter of our work. It was during her reign that we were granted our Royal Charter in 2006 as part of our Centenary celebrations. This was in recognition of a long connection to Her Majesty which can be traced back to one of our first Presidents Henry Marten, who was a tutor to The Queen when she was a young woman. It is that personal connection to the Historical Association as well as her national and global ones that will make this mourning period ever more poignant in Britain and across the world.

As an organisation dedicated to the love of history and the work of historians, we know that we will bear witness to these current events and be the recorders of the legacy of Her Majesty’s long and unrivalled 70 year long reign, duties we are honoured to carry out.


Some people including children will have found the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II emotionally difficult to manage. Therefore we are continuing to support all those who need us, including young people in schools, at this emotional and difficult time by collating resources and activities that may provide solace and help our young people to understand this historic moment in the history classroom:

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Further information

If you want to find out more about the late Queen Elizabeth II or about the new King Charles III, we have collated information here: 

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