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Description - Royal: The Jubilee Edition by Robert Lacey

In 1977, Robert Lacey's bestselling "Majesty" offered a serious biography of Elizabeth II, defining the affection for the Queen that underlay the popular success of the Silver Jubilee. Now, on the 50th anniversary of her accession, "Royal" brings her remarkable story up to date. The volume provides a fresh portrait of her relationship with Prince Philip, and its effect on their children; it describes how the Queen has worked to live up to and maintain her strongly held beliefs, shaped over the years by the wishes and dreams - and sometimes the anger and unhappiness - of the people; and it explains how and why the monarchy continues to enjoy such enduring support. In addition, the Jubilee edition has been updated to reflect all the fast-changing events of the Jubilee year, specifically: the controversy over the work activities of Prince Edward and Sophie; Prince Harry's escapades with drink and drugs; the death of Princess Margaret; and the death of royal critic Lord Altrincham.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780751532241
ISBN-10: 075153224X
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 126mm x 30mm)
Pages: 496
Imprint: Sphere
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publish Date: 2-May-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Robert Lacey

Robert Lacey is an internationally renowned historian and biographer and co-founder of Cover magazine. His ground-breaking and highly-acclaimed MAJESTY - ELIZABETH II AND THE HOUSE OF WINDSOR was published in 1977 on the occasion of the Queen's Silver Jubilee.

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