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Power and glory : Elizabeth II and the rebirth of royalty / Alexander Larman.

Summary:

"Alexander Larman, the master chronicler of the House of Windsor, brings his acclaimed trilogy to a dramatic and poignant conclusion. When the Royal Family took to the balcony of Buckingham Palace on VE Day in 1945, they knew that the happiness and excitement of the day was illusory. Britain may have been victorious in a painful war, but the peace would be no easier. Between the abdication crisis, the death of King George VI, and the ascension of young Elizabeth II to the throne, the continued existence of the monarchy seemed uncertain. And the presence of the former Edward VIII, now the Duke of Windsor, conniving and sniping from the sidelines in an attempt to regain relevance, even down to writing a controversial and revelatory memoir, could only make matters worse. Still, the question of whether or not Elizabeth could succeed and make the monarchy something that once again inspired international pride and even love remained. In Power and Glory, Alexander Larman completes his acclaimed Windsor family trilogy, using rare and previously unseen documents to illuminate their unique family dynamic. Through his chronicling of events like the Royal Wedding, George VI's death and the discovery of the Duke of Windsor's treacherous activities in WWII, Larman paints a vivid portrait of the end of one sovereign's reign and the beginning of another's that heralded a new Elizabethan Age which would bring power and glory back to a monarchy desperately in need of it"-- Provided by publisher.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781250289599
  • ISBN: 1250289599
  • Physical Description: xxviii, 324 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First U.S. edition.
  • Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2024.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"Originally published in the United Kingdom by Weidenfeld & Nicolson, an imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd"--Title page verso.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-305) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Prologue: "My whole life shall be devoted to your service -- "The most terrible thing ever discovered" -- "I never saw a man so bored" -- "I believe she loves and will marry him" -- "This poor battered world" -- "Nothing ventured, nothing gained" -- "The old values have disappeared" -- "The loneliest man in the world" -- "Don't you recognise an old friend?" -- "I felt that I had lost something very precious" -- "The future is a gloomy one -- "An unkind stroke of fate" -- "Untold injury in every quarter" -- "In my faith and loyalty I never more will falter" -- "The incessant worries and crises" -- "It may be that this is the end" -- "And they lived happily ever after" -- "The hopes of the future -- "God save the Queen".
Subject: Elizabeth II, Queen of Great Britain, 1926-2022.
Windsor, House of.
Maison de Windsor.
Elizabeth II, Queen of Great Britain, 1926-
Monarchy > Great Britain > History.
Families > Great Britain > History.
Monarchy > Biography.
Monarchie > Grande-Bretagne > Histoire.
Monarchy.
Great Britain > Kings and rulers > History.
Great Britain > Kings and rulers.
Genre: Biographies.

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