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Published by St. Martin"s Press in New York .
Written in English



  • Great Britain


  • Elizabeth, Queen, consort of George VI, King of Great Britain, 1900-,
  • Queens -- Great Britain -- Biography

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Edition Notes

Statementby Penelope Mortimer.
LC ClassificationsDA585.A2 M685 1986
The Physical Object
Pagination288 p., 16 p. of plates :
Number of Pages288
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2545973M
ISBN 100312659849
LC Control Number85027830

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The official and definitive biography of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, the most beloved British monarch of the twentieth century. Consort of King George VI, mother of Queen Elizabeth II, and grandmother of Prince Charles, Elizabeth Angela Marguerite Bowes-Lyon—the ninth of the Earl of Strathmore’s ten children—was born on August 4, , and, certainly, no one could have imagined /5(). Elizabeth I (7 September – 24 March ) was Queen of England and Ireland from 17 November until her death on 24 March Sometimes called the Virgin Queen, Gloriana or Good Queen Bess, Elizabeth was the last of the five monarchs of the House of Tudor.. Elizabeth was the daughter of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, his second wife, who was executed two-and-a-half years after Father: Henry VIII of England. Unlike the previous biography of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother that I tried reading, this one has no discernible bias at all, either for or against its subject. Oddly, this gives it a rather impersonal feel, and I finished it without gaining any real sense of what the person (as opposed to the icon) was actually like/5.   Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother: The Official Biography by William Shawcross Tristram Hunt is disappointed by the lack of historical analysis in this indulgent and overlong portrait of .

  On The Queen Mother's 70th birthday, she and her grandchildren Prince Edward, Lady Sarah Armstrong-Jones, and Viscount Linley hang out with some corgis. Mirrorpix Getty ImagesOccupation: News Writer.   This book is precisely what it purports to be - a biography of the life and times of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother. Here are the things that this book is not, although you might wish it to be: a House of Windsor tell-all (Diana appears only briefly, Fergie is a non-character, and there aren't any juicy Wallis Simpson/Duchess of York It takes 4/5.   The writer Lady Colin Campbell's new book "The Queen's Marriage" dispels the idea of Prince Philip as a Lothario. Lady Colin Campbell was so angered by the portrayal of Queen Elizabeth’s. See GALLERY for a selection of the Queen's most famous portraits. Although there are few portraits of Elizabeth as princess, many portraits survive of her as Queen. Some earlier portraits may have been lost over the years, but in all probability very few were produced. Elizabeth, the "illegitimate" daughter of the king by the brazen Anne Boleyn.

  NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Perfect for fans of The Crown, this magisterial biography of Queen Elizabeth II is a close-up view of the woman we’ve known only from a distance—and a captivating window into the last great monarchy. From the moment of her ascension to the throne in at the age of twenty-five, Queen Elizabeth II has been the object of unparalleled : Random House Publishing Group.   A portrait of the Queen and her daughter, Princess Anne, in the overlap of their shoulders, captures the compact closeness of a mother and .   A portrait of the Queen Mother as ruthless and unforgiving has emerged from the discovery of a year-old box of letters and legal papers.   At the official launch in London of her new biography, Lady Colin said: "The book is, hopefully, a very fair and accurate portrait of a human being. "Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, I .