Queen Mother's Century

Queen Mother's Century

by Robert Lacey
     
 

To look at her life is to look at history. Born on August 4, 1900,the Queen Mother cam in with the twentieth century, and her inspiring story covers ten dramatic decades of spectacle and change. The Queen Mother's Century is a lavish pictorial tribute to Britain's most beloved royal figure, weaving the march of great events with a unique and revealing selection of

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To look at her life is to look at history. Born on August 4, 1900,the Queen Mother cam in with the twentieth century, and her inspiring story covers ten dramatic decades of spectacle and change. The Queen Mother's Century is a lavish pictorial tribute to Britain's most beloved royal figure, weaving the march of great events with a unique and revealing selection of pictures that tell the story of her life.

The future Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother became a public figure in 1923 with her engagement and marriage to 'Bertie', the shy and stammering Prince Albert, Duke of York, and it was her triumph to help transform him into the brave and inspiring King George VI, who rekindled faith in the monarchy and provided a credible, human figurehead for Britain through the challenges of the Second World War.

One hundred classic newspaper and magazine front pages tell the tale of the century, from Edwardian England to cyberspace, along with the life-story the Queen Mother herself, symbol of the best and bravest in Britain's recent past, as well as a reminder of the enduring values to take into the next millennium - courage, civility, duty and grace.

  • Over 120 personal photographs of the Queen Mother, many of them from private archives and albums published for the first time
  • One hundred classic front pages-the landmarks of our era - in full colour
  • The chronicle of our times - the chronicle of a life well lived

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780316511544
Publisher:
Little, Brown and Company
Publication date:
07/29/1999
Edition description:
1st U.S. Edition
Pages:
132
Product dimensions:
9.08(w) x 10.66(h) x 0.65(d)

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