#2 THE QUEEN: Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II: A Royal Biography by Michael Woodford
Description of the book:
THE QUEEN: Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II – A Royal BiographyAt some point, when they reach their mid-sixties, most people will accept the ravages of later middle age and gracefully, often gratefully, ease themselves into retirement. Not so the Queen.At 91 years, Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II continues to work hard at her numerous duties for the nation and Commonwealth.Having held the throne for 65 years, she continues to demonstrate her commitment to fulfilling her various roles – Head of State, figurehead of many charities, Supreme Governor of the Church of England, upholder of the faith for the Church of Scotland. She may now undertake far fewer trips abroad, but her activities within the United Kingdom remain considerable.During her reign, there have been highs and lows, but through the divorces, disasters and, sadly, deaths, as well as the joys and jubilees, the Queen has stood firm.With the support of her husband, Prince Phillip, children Charles, Anne, Andrew and Edward, numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren she has remained an overwhelmingly popular monarch.How has she achieved this? What enabled her to overcome the tribulations of the ‘80s and ‘90s? And why does she remain loved and respected in the hearts of so many?