Through the recollection of presidents, courtiers, close friends and critics, this book creates a unique portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, to coincide with the fiftieth anniversary of her accession to the throne.
From Lord and Lady Longford to Nelson Mandela, eye-witness accounts of the second longest reign in British history examine Elizabeth's early ruling years, her relationship with Winston Churchill, Margaret Thatcher and other Prime Ministers, the role of Prince Philip and the transformation of the Empire.
With candid insights, Deborah and Gerald Strober also focus in on the Queen's four children and their troubled personal lives, with particular focus on the heir to the throne, Prince Charles and his marriage to Diana Spencer.
This is a fascinating insiders' account of an extraordinary woman and a country in the process of radical change.
- Publication Date:
- 07 / 07 / 2003
- 155 x 240mm