The Court Historian is edited by Jonathan Spangler, who welcome items of interest, including footnoted articles, notices of court items for the Sales and Acquisitions sections, details of new releases of recordings of court-related music, the dates and locations of relevant exhibitions and conferences, and items for the Bibliography.

The policy of The Court Historian is to publish articles embodying the results of detailed original research. Papers are refereed anonymously by at least one independent academic specialist. All articles offered for publication should be sent by e-mail attachment to .

Articles are typically 6,000-8,000 words in length, including footnotes, and should normally not exceed 10,000 words. Shorter pieces are also welcome, including book and exhibition reviews, conference reports and letters. Authors of ‘full-length’ articles (thus, not reviews) should include at the top of the first page an abstract / summary of up to 150 words, which will be printed at the head of the article. All contributions should be submitted in Word format, in Times New Roman font with double line spacing, and should include e-mail and postal addresses for the purposes of communication. Translations of articles written in languages other than English should be checked by a native English speaker before submission.


The Journal publishes reviews of books on all aspects of court studies. Reviews should be between 1,500-2,000 words in length. For all queries about reviews, please contact Dr Silvia Z. Mitchell

Style Sheet

Contributors are asked to adhere to The Court Historian house style. Click here to download the Style Sheet in PDF format.