The Resource The Queen, Andrew Morton

The Queen, Andrew Morton

Label
The Queen
Title
The Queen
Statement of responsibility
Andrew Morton
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"For years she prayed for her mother to give birth to a son. She longed to be spared her destiny as Britain's future Queen. Her dream was to live in the country surrounded by children, dogs and horses. But Elizabeth did her duty, the young princess pledging before her people that she would dedicate her whole life to the service of Britain and the Commonwealth. She hoped that that day would be a long way off. It was not to be. Only twenty-five when she became Queen after the premature death of her father, King George Vl, Elizabeth has become the stuff of superlatives: the longest reigning, most travelled and, for a shy woman, the Queen who has shaken more hands and made more small talk than any other monarch in history. She has been seen and believed by millions, either in person, on television or film. Elizabeth was set firmly on the road to becoming sovereign because of the D word - divorce. In 1936, her uncle David, King Edward VIII, wanted to marry a twice-divorced American, Wallis Simpson. When he couldn't he abdicated. Since that national trauma, divorce and the fall-out from divorce has shaped her reign. She has witnessed her sister Margaret, three of her children and several grandchildren divorce. And she has lived long enough to see the wheel turn full circle, watching as another American divorcee, Meghan Markle, walked down the aisle with her grandson Prince Harry. While her reign has been defined by divorce, her private life has been moulded by an irascible husband, an extravagant mother and a querulous eldest son. In the winter of her reign she refereed a war between two of her grandsons, brothers William and Harry who were once inseparable friends. As she celebrates her platinum anniversary, the first monarch to reign for seventy years, she has, during a once in a lifetime pandemic, become the reassuring face of hope and optimism, the grandmother to the nation."--Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1953-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Morton, Andrew
Dewey number
929.72
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Elizabeth
  • Elizabeth
  • Elizabeth
  • Queens
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
Target audience
adult
Label
The Queen, Andrew Morton
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000071470729
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
432 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781789294644
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), portraits (some colour)
System control number
(OCoLC)1288662342
Label
The Queen, Andrew Morton
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000071470729
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
432 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781789294644
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), portraits (some colour)
System control number
(OCoLC)1288662342

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