Queen Elizabeth II for dummies

by Ross, Stewart,

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The longest-reigning monarch in European history!

If the news about Harry, William, Kate, Meghan, and the rest of the British royals has you wondering about how this latest generation of princes, princesses, dukes, and duchesses got their start, you're not alone. Queen Elizabeth II For Dummies takes you on a fascinating journey through the life of Great Britain's longest-serving monarch.

You'll find revealing stories about Queen Elizabeth II's family background, her childhood, early ascension to the throne, and her role during times of national crisis and triumph. The book combines must-know facts about the monarchy with details of the remarkable woman who has held the crown for over 68 years (and counting). You'll also read about:

Where shows like The Crown stay true-to-life and where they take artistic liberties with historical fact Queen Elizabeth II's relationship with Prince Charles, the late Prince Phillip, Princess Diana, and the thousands of famous figures she has encountered during her reign The subtle and at times controversial role of a hereditary Head of State in a democracy

Perfect for anyone with an interest in the monarchy, British governance, power and society, leadership, or the resurgence of the British monarchy in popular culture, Queen Elizabeth II For Dummies is a cracking read full of trivia, secrets, and history that puts one of the most central figures of the 20th and 21st centuries in the palm of your hand.

part 1. The road to the throne: Queen Elizabeth II : a global icon ; Triumph of compromise : constitutional monarchy ; Victoria : the queen who defined an era ; The birth of a princess ; Edward VIII : the king who abdicated ; Preparing for the throne
part 2. The young queen: Coronation : "I present unto you Queen Elizabeth" ; The Queen goes to work ; Back-up : the royal household ; The globe-trotting monarch ; The Queen Mother
part 3. The need to adapt: Times they are a-changing ; Margaret : Elizabeth's troubled star ; The royal response to criticism ; Celebrating 25 years : the Silver Jubilee
part 4. Stormy waters: The tragedy of Charles and Diana ; The Queen's wealth and the cost of the monarchy ; One country, two women : the age of Margaret Thatcher ; Defender of the faith ; Annus horribilus
part 5. Steadying the ship: "Long reign over us" : no sign of flagging ; The queen's animal friends ; The Golden and Diamond Jubilees ; Succession secured ; Home alone
part 6. The part of tens: Ten prime ministers Elizabeth has worked with ; Ten tricky moments for Elizabeth ; Ten royal portrayals ; Ten grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Additional Information
Series --For dummies.
Subjects Elizabeth -- II, -- Queen of Great Britain, -- 1926-2022
Queens -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Great Britain -- History -- Elizabeth II, 1952-
Great Britain -- Kings and rulers.
Publisher Hoboken, NJ :For Dummies, a Wiley brand,2022
Other Titles Queen Elizabeth II
Queen Elizabeth the Second for dummies
Language English
Notes "Learning made easy"--Cover.
"Get to know Britain's longest-serving monarch; understand Queen Elizabeth II's impact on the modern world; see the intricacies of the UK's political structure"--Cover.
"Inside: all about the royal family; constitutional monarchy' Elizabeth's birth and early life; her mum--the Queen Mother; the Margaret Thatcher years; Elizabeth II's grandchildren; succession to the throne; the death of Prince Philip"--Page 4 of cover.
Includes index.
Description xiii, 384 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm
ISBN 9781119850342
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