The Diamond Queen -

The Diamond Queen

Elizabeth II and Her People



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With the flair for narrative and the meticulous research that readers have come to expect, Andrew Marr turns his attention to the monarch - and to the monarchy, chronicling the Queen's pivotal role at the centre of the state, which is largely hidden from the public gaze, and making a strong case for the institution itself. Arranged thematically, rather than chronologically, Marr dissects the Queen's political relationships, crucially those with her Prime Ministers; he examines her role as Head of the Commonwealth, and her deep commitment to that Commonwealth of nations; he looks at the drastic changes in the media since her accession in 1952 and how the monarchy - and the monarch - have had to change and adapt as a result. Indeed he argues that under her watchful eye, the monarchy has been thoroughly modernized and made as fit for purpose in the twenty-first century as it was when she came to the throne and a "new Elizabethan age" was ushered in.

Product code: 9780330544160

ISBN 9780330544160
No. Of Pages 448
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H198xW131xS33
Publisher Pan Macmillan
Edition Unabridged edition
On Sale Date 01/08/2012
Political journalist Andrew Marr's vivid account of the Queen and her reign over Great Britain and the Commonwealth.