Monarch: The Life and Reign of Elizabeth II

Monarch: The Life and Reign of Elizabeth II

by Robert Lacey
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Monarch: The Life and Reign of Elizabeth II by Robert Lacey

For more than fifty years, Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor -- who became Elizabeth II, Queen of England on February 6, 1952 -- has been loved and loathed, revered and feared, applauded and criticized by her people. Still she endures as a captivating figure in the world's most durable symbol of political authority: the British monarchy.
In Monarch, a meticulously detailed portrait of Elizabeth II as both a human being and an institution, bestselling author Robert Lacey brings the queen to life as never before: as baby "Lilibet" learning to wave to a crowd in the Royal Mews; as a child "ardently praying for a brother" so as to avoid her fate; as a young woman falling in love with and marrying her cousin Philip; and as the mother-in-law of the most complicated royal of all, Princess Diana.
Updated with new material to reflect the 2002 Golden Jubilee and the passing of the Queen Mum -- and featuring dozens of photographs, a family tree of the Hanoverian-Windsor-Mountbatten families, and a map that charts the location of royal castles -- Monarch is an engaging, critical, and celebratory account of Elizabeth's half-century reign that no reader of popular history should be without.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781439108390
Publisher: Free Press
Publication date: 06/24/2008
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 496
Sales rank: 615,932
File size: 9 MB

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Monarch: The Life and Reign of Elizabeth II 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Shawna Allmon More than 1 year ago
A diappointment! The book was good but there were no photos as promised.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Really good book not only about Q.E.-II but about modern times of British monarchy in general. It doesn't bash or glorify the queen and the royals it isn't tabloid in bookcover, so if you are looking only for 'dirt' and gossip you'll be disappointed : it has some, but not enough to keep you interested. It is not for a scholar , either - mostly it is for someone who doesn't know anything serious on the subject but is curious . I read a library copy and then bought a book.
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Jean-LikePants More than 1 year ago
The young Queen Elizabeth and I were riding an 8-horse carriage at full speed up 5th Avenue and she was perfectly charming and mentioned she would love some Indian Food. We rode the carriage to Jackson Heights. And that's how absorbing and interesting I found this book.