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The Diamond Queen By Andrew Marr

The Diamond Queen by Andrew Marr

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Political journalist Andrew Marr's vivid account of the Queen and her reign over Great Britain and the Commonwealth.

The Diamond Queen Summary

The Diamond Queen: Elizabeth II and Her People by Andrew Marr

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 - 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.

About Andrew Marr

Andrew Marr was born in Glasgow. He graduated from Cambridge University and has enjoyed a long career in political journalism, working for the Scotsman, the Independent, the Economist, the Express, and the Observer before being appointed as the BBC's political editor in May 2000. He is also the presenter of Start the Week. Andrew Marr's broadcasting includes series on contemporary thinkers for BBC 2 and Radio 4, and political documentaries for Channel 4 and BBC Panorama. He has had major prizes from the British Press Awards, the Royal Television Society and Bafta, among others. He has written several books, including A History of 20th Century Britain and A History of Modern Britain. He lives in London.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements - i: Preface and Acknowledgements Section - ii: What the Queen Does Unit - Part One: Dynasty is Destiny: How the British Monarchy Remade Itself Unit - Part Two: Lilibet Section - iii: Interlude - The Queen in the World Unit - Part Three: The Queen at Work Section - iv: Interlude - Britannia and the Waves Unit - Part Four: Off With Her Head! The Queen in the Sixties Section - v: Interlude - Money Unit - Part Five: Into the Maelstrom Section - vi: The Future Section - vii: Notes Section - viii: Select Bibliography Acknowledgements - ix: Picture Acknowledgments Index - x: Index

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The Diamond Queen: Elizabeth II and Her People by Andrew Marr
Used - Very Good
Pan Macmillan
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