A celebration of the extraordinary life and work of Queen Elizabeth II. Leader, diplomat, mother and wife, Queen Elizabeth II is the most high-profile monarch in the world - her wide-ranging supporters are a testament to her enduring popularity. In this lavishly illustrated biogr...aphy bestselling author Sarah Gristwood guides us through her glorious reign. Taking you through nine decades, this comprehensive account plots the extraordinary events of Britain's longest-serving monarch, from the years before her birth through to the present day. Revealing details of her public and private lives, this book follows the key turning points for Elizabeth Windsor - her teenage years during the Second World War, meeting and marrying the Duke of Edinburgh, her ascension to the throne in 1952 and new additions to the Windsor family. As well as recounting the Golden and Diamond Jubilee celebrations, and the Royal Weddings, this book outlines what it means to be queen, explores the pastoral and official duties involved, and contemplates the future of the British monarchy. Accompanied by beautiful archival photography, Elizabeth is a tribute to our monarch's grand legacy.Read more
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