The Compact Guide: Queen Elizabeth II

The Compact Guide: Queen Elizabeth II

By:  Green, Rod

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5.1 X 7.8 in
144 pg

HISTORY / Europe / Great Britain / General

Rod Green explores the personal and political intrigues that have dogged the House of Windsor, including the Queen's fascinating relationships with prime ministers from Winston Churchill and Antony Eden to Margaret Thatcher. Set against the colourful backdrop of key events - such as the "Great Smog" that brought London to a halt in 1952; the IRA murder of Lord Mountbatten during the Northern Ireland "Troubles"; the crisis triggered by the death of Princess Diana; the wedding of Prince William and his "commoner" bride, Kate Middleton; the recent wedding of Prince Harry to Hollywood star Meghan Markle; and the changing face of world politics - this is the story not only of the head of a dynasty, but also a history of our times.

Rod Green is a writer with a love of cars spanning 50 years. He is the author of Building the Titanic (Carlton), Scalextric: The Story of the World’s Favourite Model Racing Cars (Harper Collins UK), and The Original Highway Code (Michael O'Mara Publications).