The crown : the official companion. Volume 1, Elizabeth II, Winston Churchill, and the making of a young queen, (1947-1955) (Book, 2017) [WorldCat.org]
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The crown : the official companion. Volume 1, Elizabeth II, Winston Churchill, and the making of a young queen, (1947-1955)

Author: Robert Lacey
Publisher: New York : Crown Archetype, [2017] ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First American editionView all editions and formats
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Elizabeth Mountbatten never expected her father to die so suddenly, so young, leaving her with a throne to fill and a global institution to govern. Crowned at twenty-five, she was already a wife and mother as she began her journey towards becoming a queen. As Britain lifted itself out of the shadow of war, the new monarch faced her own challenges. Her mother doubted her marriage; her uncle-in-exile derided her  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
History
Biography
Named Person: Elizabeth, Queen of Great Britain; Winston Churchill; Elizabeth, Queen of Great Britain; Winston Churchill
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Lacey
ISBN: 9781524762285 1524762288 9780525573371 0525573372
OCLC Number: 1005556545
Description: 322 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: Wolferton splash --
Hyde Park corner --
Windsor --
Act of God --
Smoke and mirrors --
Gelignite --
Scientia potentia est --
Pride and joy --
Assassins --
Gloriana.
Other Titles: Elizabeth II, Winston Churchill, and the making of a young queen, (1947-1955)
Responsibility: Robert Lacey.

Abstract:

Elizabeth Mountbatten never expected her father to die so suddenly, so young, leaving her with a throne to fill and a global institution to govern. Crowned at twenty-five, she was already a wife and mother as she began her journey towards becoming a queen. As Britain lifted itself out of the shadow of war, the new monarch faced her own challenges. Her mother doubted her marriage; her uncle-in-exile derided her abilities; her husband resented the sacrifice of his career and family name; and her rebellious sister embarked on a love affair that threatened the centuries-old links between the Church and the Crown. This is the story of how Elizabeth II drew on every ounce of resolve to ensure that the Crown always came out on top. Written by the show's historical consultant, royal biographer Robert Lacey, and filled with beautifully reproduced archival photos and show stills, The Crown: The Official Companion: Volume 1 adds expert and in-depth detail to the events of the series, painting an intimate portrait of life inside Buckingham Palace and 10 Downing Street. Here is Elizabeth II as we've never seen her before.

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