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The Diamond Queen By Andrew Marr

The Diamond Queen by Andrew Marr

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Summary

Published alongside a flagship BBC television series to mark her Diamond Jubilee, this book is an account of The Queen's reign

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, 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 in 1959. He studied English at the University of Cambridge and has since enjoyed a long career in political journalism, working for the Scotsman, the Independent, the Daily Express and the Observer. From 2000 to 2005 he was the BBC's Political Editor. He has written and presented TV documentaries on history, science and politics, and presents the weekly Andrew Marr Show on Sunday mornings on BBC1 and Start the Week on Radio 4. Andrew lives in London with his family.

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

Additional information

GOR003422534
9780230748521
023074852X
The Diamond Queen: Elizabeth II and Her People by Andrew Marr
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Pan Macmillan
2011-10-27
432
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