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Seen & Heard, Katie Hindmarch-Watson

“I think one of the most interesting legacies is that she carried the 20th century on her back with her. She was deployed in the Second World War. Her father and grandfather oversaw the first and second World Wars, and she brings that really powerful memory of the Second World War into the present. I think [Charles] has a tall order on his hands. His mother exemplified the values that so many British people like to see in themselves, and Charles has a huge burden to take up.” 

Katie Hindmarch-Watson, Assistant Professor, Department of History, on the death of Queen Elizabeth II., September 10, 2022