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ISBN:
0743236696
Author:
Robert Lacey
Category:
Historical
Language:
English
Publisher:
Free Press; Reprint edition (May 13, 2003)
Pages:
496 pages
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In Monarch, a meticulously detailed portrait of Elizabeth II as both a human being and an institution, bestselling author Robert Lacey .

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. Although Lacey discusses Queen Elizabeth II's formative years and family life, his 16th book is not so much a biography as an examination of "the diminishing boundaries of [the royal family's.

Well-written book that better helped me to understand the life of Elizabeth. oh my! This made me realize that we miss out on a LOT of royal gossip here in the US of A.

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Originally published in Great Britain by Little, Brown and Company as Royal"-T. Includes bibliographical references (p. 442-454) and index

Originally published in Great Britain by Little, Brown and Company as Royal"-T. 442-454) and index. On February 6, 1952, Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor became Elizabeth II, Queen of England.

Although Lacey discusses Queen Elizabeth II's formative years and family life, his 16th book is not so much a biography as. .This book about the reign of QEII, goes behind the scenes and makes you feel a part of history, all without the tabloid style information that appear in some papers.

Although Lacey discusses Queen Elizabeth II's formative years and family life, his 16th book is not so much a biography as an examination of "the diminishing boundaries of personal privacy" in the 20th century. Significant events, such as King George VI's death, Charles's and Andrew's doomed marriages, and the queen's financial status, are considered in light of how they are treated by the media and viewed by the public.

Robert Lacey (born 3 January 1944) is a British historian and biographer. He is the author of a number of bestselling biographies, including those of Henry Ford, Eileen Ford and Queen Elizabeth II, as well as several other works of popular history

Robert Lacey (born 3 January 1944) is a British historian and biographer. He is the author of a number of bestselling biographies, including those of Henry Ford, Eileen Ford and Queen Elizabeth II, as well as several other works of popular history. He is best known for his work as historian to the Netflix award-winning drama The Crown. Lacey was educated at Selwyn College, Cambridge where he studied history.

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Monarch is bestselling author Robert Lacey's unique biography o.I have read numerous books about the life and times of Queen Elizabeth II/the British Royal Family and this is one of the best so far. It feels more like history than tabloid and is easy to follow. I also feel that it sets the record straight on many subjects, especially the difficulties with Diana.

Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain is the longest-reigning monarch in.

Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain is the longest-reigning monarch in British history. She celebrated 65 years on the throne in February 2017 with her Sapphire Jubilee. Queen Elizabeth II was born Princess Elizabeth Alexandra Mary on April 21, 1926, in London, to Prince Albert, Duke of York (later known as King George VI), and Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon. At the time of her birth, most people did not realize Elizabeth would someday become the queen of Great Britain. Elizabeth, nicknamed Lilibet, got to enjoy the first decade of her life with all the privileges of being a royal without the pressures of being the heir apparent.

New York: Crown Publishers, 1979. Monarch: The Life and Reign of Elizabeth II. New York: Free Press, 2002. The Queen: The Life of Elizabeth II. New York: Knopf, 1983. Queen and Country: The Fifty-Year Reign of Elizabeth II. New York: Simon and Schuster, 2002.

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.
  • Tenius
This book about the reign of QEII, goes behind the scenes and makes you feel a part of history, all without the tabloid style information that appear in some papers. Mr. Lacey's research is meticulous and his sources are close enough to the monarch that we knew these people witnessed the events first hand.
The book does a very good job of describing the situation that developed at the time of the death of Diana. It was interesting to find out that the queen herself approved of all of the plans for the funeral, many in fact were her idea. While not diminishing the role of Prince Charles in the arrangements, the queen and her staff were largely responsible for that memorable day.
It was also interesting to find out that Diana's sons had distanced themselves from her that summer because of her romance with Dodi. And also that her brother in law Sir Robert Fellowes was not the villian he has often portrayed to be in other books, where his feelings for Diana were concerned.
The history leading up to the accession of QEII is always fascinating and is well handled here in the book. The scenarios surrounding the plans for the coronation and her wedding give a real inside look at the royal family.
After reading this book, I was a little disappointed in some members of the family and staff, liked other even more and found a great respect for the woman herself. While she can be stubborn and dig in when the chips fall against her, she can also quickly see the light and move with the tide. Most particularly in the flag flap at the time of Diana's death.
I give high marks to this book. There is so much interesting history in the book that is can be read again and again and still hold the reader's interest.
On a more picky note, I found several mistakes in the book. On page xi of the Royal Who's Who, Edward the VII is listed as being made Prince of Wales at Caernarfon Castle in 1911. That would be Edward the VIII, since Edward the VII was already dead in 1911. On page 36, we have a coach careering around an area instead of careening. Lastly on page 151, they have Prince Phillip at 26 in 1946 and on the next page, age 24 in the same year.
Nevertheless, this book should entertain and inform all people who follow the lives of the royal family. There is a nice mix of political fact and the freshness of looking at last behind the palace walls. This book stays in my collection as a wonderful testament to the woman we are all more than a little curious about. Whether she is wrong or right about certain things, she cetainly has staying power.
  • Whilingudw
Monarch
I enjoy reading an occasional biography, and recently read this on my iPad with the Kindle app. The book struck me as well researched and mostly objective look at the Queen Elizabeth II life through 2002.

I was surprized by how much of the backstory was included and was a highlight to me. The story essentially starts with Queen Victoria. It added great context to the events leading up to Elizabeth II's coronation.

I left with a better understanding of the Royal Family and how media and fame grew into such a large role in their lives. The story surrounding Diana and her death was covered very thoroughly - a bit too much so for me. Published in '02, it's easy to understand why so much of the book was about Diana.

It's a thorough account of Elizabeth II and her family. I got a little confused with all the names and titles at times, but I'll blame that on being American.

It appears the writer has some updated material since this book was published, which may be worth reviewing before purchasing this book.
  • Dainris
I am a lover of history. And reading about Elizabeth the second is fascinating. She's had a very fascinating life. I've read this book before and it is a really good book
  • Kupidon
Since I love the Monarchy I enjoyed this book a lot. She is a very disciplined and stoic lady and really does a wonderful job of being queen. Yes, she does lead a very privileged life, but it has got to be very tiring to be on display 24/7. I love being able to view how the other side lives.
  • Nafyn
I have read numerous books about the life and times of Queen Elizabeth II/the British Royal Family and this is one of the best so far. It feels more like history than tabloid and is easy to follow. I also feel that it sets the record straight on many subjects, especially the difficulties with Diana. I truly could not put this book down! Read and enjoy!
  • Globus
I was preparing for a speech about Queen Elizabeth the Second, purchased this book and never looked back. Full of information but not over one's head, a very enjoyable read.
  • Ramsey`s
I checked this book out, thinking it was a real biography of Queen Elizabeth II. It's NOT. The book amounts to a dissertation of the Queen's personal relationships and the controversy of the 80s and 90s. The last third of the book is about the death of Diana, Princess of Wales, and what the monarchy did and didn't do when she died. Anyone who follows The Royals has already read this information in countless magazines and interviews over the last twenty years.

This book gives no new information, and if you're looking for a biography of the Queen, look elsewhere. This was very misleading and I was terribly disappointed.
I checked this book out, thinking it was a real biography of Queen Elizabeth II. It's NOT. The book amounts to a dissertation of the Queen's personal relationships and the controversy of the 80s and 90s. The last third of the book is about the death of Diana, Princess of Wales, and what the monarchy did and didn't do when she died. Anyone who follows The Royals has already read this information in countless magazines and interviews over the last twenty years.

This book gives no new information, and if you're looking for a biography of the Queen, look elsewhere. This was very misleading and I was terribly disappointed.