The Diamond Queen: Elizabeth II and her People (Paperback)
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The Diamond Queen: Elizabeth II and her People (Paperback)

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Published: 14/04/2022
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With the flair for narrative and the meticulous research that readers have come to expect, in The Diamond Queen Andrew Marr turns his attention to the monarch, 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 has had to change and adapt as a result. Under her watchful eye, it has been thoroughly modernized but what does the future hold for the House of Windsor?

This edition, fully revised and updated, features a new introduction and a new chapter that sets out to answer that crucial question. In it, Marr covers the Queen's reign from the Diamond Jubilee to the run-up to the Platinum Jubilee in 2022, taking in the death of the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Charles's plans for the future of the monarchy and examines what Elizabeth II's lasting legacy might be.

Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9781035001644
Number of pages: 480
Weight: 336 g
Dimensions: 197 x 131 x 31 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

Marr's writing is persuasive, liberal, energized - Observer

Marr has a gift for narrative and précis, a pithy turn of phrase and an ability to unearth the familiar - The Times

Absorbing . . . particularly acute on the political aspects of constitutional monarchy, but he also writes perceptively about individual members of the Royal Family. - Mail on Sunday

Contain[s] a lot of information which will be new to any but the most dedicated student of the monarchy . . . Marr is particularly interesting on the relationship between the Queen and the BBC. - Philip Ziegler, Spectator

An exploration of the day-to-day duties of the monarch and her family. - Daily Telegraph

Offers the reader a history of the Queen’s reign viewed from the outside, with a particular emphasis on her relations with her prime ministers and the connection between political developments and the monarchy’s shifting fortunes . . . an overwhelmingly positive endorsement of the Queen’s remarkable record. - Matthew Dennison, Express

A fresh perspective . . . Marr looks at the people and broader historical trends who have shaped Elizabeth II’s approach to her reign . . . fascinating - Carolyn Harris, author of Raising Royalty 

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