Queen Elizabeth II: Her Life in Our Times

Queen Elizabeth II: Her Life in Our Times

Queen Elizabeth II Her Life in Our Times From Sarah Bradford the best selling author of George VI Elizabeth and Diana the definitive biography of Queen Elizabeth II to tie in with the Diamond Jubilee Elizabeth II has lived through the Ab

  • Title: Queen Elizabeth II: Her Life in Our Times
  • Author: Sarah Bradford
  • ISBN: 9780670919116
  • Page: 383
  • Format: Hardcover
  • From Sarah Bradford, the best selling author of George VI, Elizabeth and Diana, the definitive biography of Queen Elizabeth II, to tie in with the Diamond Jubilee Elizabeth II has lived through the Abdication, the Blitz and World War Two, the sex and spy scandals of the swinging sixties, the Cold War and the nuclear threat and the Fall of the Berlin Wall She has known 11From Sarah Bradford, the best selling author of George VI, Elizabeth and Diana, the definitive biography of Queen Elizabeth II, to tie in with the Diamond Jubilee Elizabeth II has lived through the Abdication, the Blitz and World War Two, the sex and spy scandals of the swinging sixties, the Cold War and the nuclear threat and the Fall of the Berlin Wall She has known 11 US Presidents including JFK and Ronald Reagan, and other world leaders like President Mandela and Pope John XXII Her Prime Ministers have ranged from Winston Churchill and Margaret Thatcher to David Cameron, the last only ten years older than her grandson Her own family experiences, a mixture of happiness and crisis, weddings and divorces, and, in the case of Diana, violent death, have been lived in the glare of tabloid headlines More than 2 billion people watched the wedding of her grandson Prince William to Catherine Middleton in 2010 shortly before she made the first State Visit to Ireland by a British monarch for 100 years Our world has changed in her lifetime than in any of her predecessors the Queen has remained a calm presence at the centre, earning the respect of monarchists and republicans How has she done it Bradford has a real grasp of history and the ability to make it spark into new life Sunday Telegraph Bradford s forte, ever since she was a history mad girl, is thinking herself into other lives Daily Telegraph Sarah Bradford is a historian and biographer Her books include Cesare Borgia 1976 , Disraeli 1982 , winner of the New York Times Book of the Year, Princess Grace 1984 , Sacherevell Sitwell 1993 , Elizabeth A Biography of Her Majesty the Queen 1996 , America s Queen The Life of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis 2000 , Lucrezia Borgia 2005 and Diana 2007 She frequently appears on television as an authority on her biographical subjects and as a commentator on notable royal events She is currently working on a full scale biography of Queen Victoria She lives in London.

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    I've been reading this off and on since I picked it up in a hospice shop in London in September. It's very well researched and isn't so much a biography as it is a look at modern British history and the queen's role in it. From her childhood to her uncle's abdication, to her father's accession to the throne, WWII, and her dealings with prime ministers from Churchill to Blair, it is much more in depth into British politics than I would have expected. Not as much personal information other than th [...]

    I decided to have a complete break from YA and children's fiction over Christmas and picked this up. Despite an opening couple of chapters that would have been confusing for anyone without a working knowledge of the Windsor family tree, it was a very enjoyable and interesting read. It was particularly valuable for the author's rapid summary of British social and political change in the second-half of the twentieth century. The author is clearly a devoted admirer of the Queen, but this loyalty do [...]

    A quite pleasurable reading. I got the impression that the first one hundren pages were copy-pasted from George VI's biography from the same author (entire passages looked rather familiar, word for word similar even, but I might be wrong). After a stumbling start, though, it is actually a quite vivacious portrait of Elizabeth II and the British monarchy. Not overly detailed, more like a light and very, very sympathetic overview. On a side note, if I may, Prince Philip is an international treasur [...]

    2.5/5 . I was hoping for something more focused on the character of Queen Elizabeth, on her personality and personal history, rather than a quite standard list of facts and political events.

    Nice, readable biography. Good at putting her reign in context of broader issues of British history, which of course is a critical part of her reign. I would have liked more insight into who she is as a person.

    Extremely well written, giving a high level, yet very informative, description of this queen and her history as Monarch during my history as a commoner. There's a lot of information packed into this short book. I recommend it to anyone who needs a review of modern British monarchy.

    Informative. It's interesting to see the Queens Life in relation to political events. But her personality remains too distant.

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