Queen of Our Times: The Life of Elizabeth II
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The author does speculate at times when the truth is not known, but is always very clear that he is merely speculating. The statistics speak for themselves - no other person on Earth has met 14 US presidents and reigned over 15 UK prime ministers!
Also, the author’s denunciation of The Crown TV series became tedious quite quickly – yes, we get it, it’s a drama, not a documentary.
After the Abdication her life changed on her succession she was led by some of the old school tie mob, their attitude wasn't always right and it took time for the Queen to sort out friend and foe. Over the years, those who have seemed to me to be the most happy, contented and fulfilled have always been the people who have lived the most outgoing and unselfish lives.
The TV series The Crown is an outstanding example of this story of catastrophes – and Hardman is having none of it. The Queen kept her feelings close to her chest ,l suspect the Duke had something to say ,they get a few paragraphs in their favour the Queen loved and respected his decision a pity he didn't give her the same courtesy. This is one of the best biographies I have ever read and after 25 hours of spending time in the Queen’s world, I was truly sad to reach the end.Czytelnik otrzymuje dogłębne spojrzenie na to, jak królowa Elżbieta II pełniła swoją rolę jako głowa państwa, zachowując neutralność polityczną, ale jednocześnie wpływając na kluczowe decyzje i rozwojowe momenty w historii Wielkiej Brytanii.
The book was wonderfully paced with multiple interviews and primary sources that painted a full and clear picture for me.
He doesn’t forget to rub in what a great asset the Queen is to Britain as if he's on the stand arguing against abolition. When some of the world leaders struggled to address their nation properly to give courage to their people, Queen Elizabeth II showed us how a world leader should be. I think it's that sort of combination of knowing "I have to do this" and finding it interesting at the same time.