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'Queen's Day - TV's Day': the British monarchy and the media industries

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'Queen's Day - TV's Day' : the British monarchy and the media industries. / Clancy, Laura Jayne.

In: Contemporary British History, Vol. 33, No. 3, 01.06.2019, p. 427-450 .

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Clancy, Laura Jayne. / 'Queen's Day - TV's Day' : the British monarchy and the media industries. In: Contemporary British History. 2019 ; Vol. 33, No. 3. pp. 427-450 .

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