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Royal: Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

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Royal is a celebration and analysis of Britain's monarchy - an explanation of why most people feel good about The Queen and why it is okay to feel that way - tracing the evolution of monarchy's alliance with popular culture which is both its strength and weakness today.
Hardcover, 48 pages
Published January 1st 2002 by Little Brown and Company (first published 1977)
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This book is trash - badly written, badly researched, and full of irrelevant material - the first 75 pages or so are about the reigns of Victoria and Edward, with nothing taken from them and presented as relevant to QE2's reign. Also it's written from the perspective of a kind of post-Diana monarchy, which is ridiculous.

I think of Her Majesty as similar to Neil Armstrong - a great icon of the 20th Century, somehow impervious to intrusion, and therefore a blank canvas onto which we can project ou
Holly Woollard
too much info about queen Victoria and king Edward at the start
Really liked this one, although a bit out of date now.
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Robert Lacey is a British historian noted for his original research, which gets him close to - and often living alongside - his subjects. He is the author of numerous international bestsellers.

After writing his first works of historical biography, Robert, Earl of Essex and Sir Walter Ralegh, Robert wrote Majesty, his pioneering biography of Queen Elizabeth II. Published in 1977, Majesty remains
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