Queen of our times : the life of Queen Elizabeth II

by Hardman, Robert,

Format: Print Book 2022
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Summary
The definitive portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by a renowned royal biographer.

As seen on Good Morning America, CNN, and the BBC

Shy but with a steely self-confidence; inscrutable despite ten decades in the public eye; unflappable; devout; indulgent; outwardly reserved, inwardly passionate; unsentimental; inquisitive; young at heart.

Even with her recent passing at age ninety-six, she remains a twenty-first century global phenomenon commanding unrivalled respect and affection. Sealed off during the greatest peacetime emergency of modern times, she has stuck to her own maxim: "I have to be seen to be believed."

Robert Hardman, one of Britain's most acclaimed royal biographers, now wraps up the full story of one of the undisputed greats in a thousand years of monarchy. Hardman distills Elizabeth's complex life into a must-read study of dynastic survival and renewal. It is a portrait of a world leader who remains as intriguing today as the day she came to the Throne at age twenty-five.

With peerless access to members of the Royal Family, staff, friends, and royal records, Queen of Our Times brings fresh insights and scholarship to the modern royal story. There will be no more thorough, more readable, more original book on Elizabeth II as we celebrate a life and reign that, surely, will never be equaled.
Contents
Princess (1926-52)
The 'unfinished reign' (1952-69)
Silver and iron (1970-92)
Fire and flowers (1992-9)
Ring the changes (2000-18)
Platinum (2019-).

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "February 2022 marks Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II's Platinum Jubilee. Nearing 96 years old and on the throne for 70 years, she is the longest reigning monarch in England's history. This publication honors that momentous occasion, and while some might wonder if the world really needs another biography of the queen (especially one that runs almost 700 pages), this offering is truly noteworthy. Readers will find political history, social commentary, and fresh observations mixed in with interviews and anecdotes from an array of twentieth- and twenty-first-century luminaries, devotees and detractors alike. Royal Family chronicler Hardman (Her Majesty, 2012; Queen of the World, 2019), an avowed royalist, sorts fact from fiction, covers an amazing amount of territory (coverage extends through the end of 2021), and seeks to mitigate misconceptions arising from recent media creations, like television shows The Crown and Downton Abbey. It's all here: the scandals, the triumphs, the minutiae of court life, and the grandeur of the British Empire, all framed within heartfelt appreciation for a woman who has dedicated her entire life to her country. As long as Queen Elizabeth reigns, consider this to be Her Majesty's definitive biography."
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Elizabeth -- II, -- Queen of Great Britain, -- 1926-2022
Queens -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Great Britain -- History -- Elizabeth II, 1952-
Great Britain -- Kings and rulers -- Biography.
Biographies.
Publisher New York :Pegasus Books,2022
Edition First Pegasus Books cloth edition.
Language English
Description x, 694 pages : illustrations (some color), genealogical tables ; 24 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 631-675) and index.
ISBN 9781643139098
1643139096
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