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There are 6 comments on Prince Harry’s Spare Is a Gold Mine for Historians, CGS Lecturer Says

  1. I find this an objective and also accurately sympathetic take on Prince Harry’s situation and memoir. The book is beautifully written, with the help of a consummate partner who knows how to translate another persons story into compelling prose, Harry definately needed to reclaim his story from his family and their ugly relationship with Britain’s sordid tabloid press. Memoirs by almost anyone, if compelling, have become a standard genre in publishing today. Why shouldn’t Harry, who has an extraordinary life situation, also write one / and try to control the discourse, instead of being its victim?

  2. Oh, and to add to my previous comment – britains monarchy has been the subject of countless histories and works of literature – including Shakespeare of course. Harry’s memoir provides another compelling addition and ought to be turned into a play or opera!

  3. Its funny that t his interviewee should come so close, yet fail to answer her own question, which she could have done by merely internalizing the said question or just look in the mirror.: “….can he have it both ways: a private life and a public life to turn on and off at will?”

    SERIOUSLY!??! Did the interviewee seriously posit this question?
    FYI EVERY SINGLE PERSON WITH A PUBLIC-FACING JOB manages to have both a public and a private life.

    I am truly perplexed. What makes all of britain so dense when this issue is raised, as it pertains to Prince Harry???!!!

  4. It’s disappointing to hear a an academic talking about historical accuracy then parrot tabloid media lies. Prince and H Duchess Meghan have never asked for privacy. As they said the privacy claim was the British Media attempt to silence them. The outraged British public is the British media’s take after the printed excerpts deliberately taken out of context. Prince Harry’s revelation about his family has been extensively covered by the British Media for years by royal reporters, so called royal experts and the royal book cottage industry. May I suggest you both read Zeynep Tufekci excellent NYTimes OpEd “Prince Harry is Right, and it’s not just a matter of Royal Gossip.
    You also need to do your research. There was only one Oprah Interview. Prince Harry and Oprah produced a mental health special

  5. Interesting take on the historical significance of the book. There were so many interesting details in the book about the Royal residences, Eton, Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother, that you do not mention. Only rehashing tabloid rumors. I think true historians will find a treasure trove of details in this book.

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