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Young Elizabeth: The Making of the Queen

Kate Williams

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ISBN 10: 1494566958 / ISBN 13: 9781494566951
Published by Tantor Audio, 2015
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Title: Young Elizabeth: The Making of the Queen

Publisher: Tantor Audio

Publication Date: 2015

Binding: MP3 CD

Book Condition:Good

Edition: MP3 - Unabridged CD.

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We can hardly imagine a Britain without Elizabeth II on the throne. It seems to be the job she was born for. And yet for much of her early life the young princess did not know the role that her future would hold. She was our accidental queen.
Elizabeth's determination to share in the struggles of her people marked her out from a young age. Her father initially refused to let her volunteer as a nurse during the Blitz but relented when she was eighteen, allowing her to work as a mechanic and truck driver for the Women's Auxiliary Territorial Service. It was her forward-thinking approach that ensured that her coronation was televised, against the advice of politicians at the time.

In Young Elizabeth, Kate Williams reveals how the twenty-five-year-old young queen carved out a lasting role for herself amid the changes of the twentieth century. Her monarchy would be a very different one from that of her parents and grandparents, and its continuing popularity in the twenty-first century owes much to the intelligence and elusive personality of this remarkable woman.

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Kate Williams is the New York Times bestselling author of The Storms of War, Josephine, Becoming Queen Victoria, and England's Mistress, which was short-listed for the Marsh Prize for Biography. She is CNN's in-house expert on British history and has covered many royal events for CNN, as well as BBC and other channels.

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