His Majesty King Charles III to continue royal patronage of the Historical Association

Published: 23rd May 2024

The Historical Association is honoured to announce that His Majesty King Charles III has agreed to be our patron.

Professor Alexandra Walsham, President of the Historical Association (HA), said I am delighted that King Charles III will succeed his late mother Queen Elizabeth II as our royal patron. This appointment could not be more fitting as the king himself studied history at university.

The study of history – for young people, at a professional level, and as recreational interest – is an important way for all citizens to understand and navigate their way through the world.

Rebecca Sullivan, CEO of the Historical Association, said ‘We very much value His Majesty the King’s commitment to, and support of, history and history education. Our members and supporters will be pleased to know that history as a subject, study and lifelong interest continues to have the recognition and value that His Majesty’s patronage provides.’

This patronage continues the Historical Association’s long relationship with the Royal Family starting with Sir Henry Marten who was tutor to the Queen on constitutional history in the 1930s. Marten was a founder member of the HA and later our president.

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