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Elizabeth The Queen

Author : Sally Bedell Smith
ISBN : 9780141973333
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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'To have any understanding of the Queen you must first read this book' Amanda Foreman In THE DEFINITIVE BIOGRAPHY, discover Elizabeth, the woman behind the throne, from the bestselling British Royal Family writer, Sally Bedell Smith. ----------------------------- An intimate portrait of Her Majesty the Queen. This definitive biography of Queen Elizabeth II is the first all-round, up-close picture of one of the most fascinating, enigmatic and admired women in the world. With exclusive access to the Queen's personal letters, close friends and associates, this intimate biography is a treasure trove of fresh insights on her public persona and her private life. It also explores her close relationships with her family, her children, and Prince Philip. This book will transport you back to a moment nine decades ago when a young Princess Elizabeth first discovered her destiny. Here we see how over the years she has navigated through the political challenges and personal sacrifices ahead of her, to put the Crown, the Country and her unswerving sense of duty first. There is so much more to our Queen than that which is reported, but in these pages we at last get to meet the leader, strategist, and diplomat; the daughter, wife, mother and grandmother - Elizabeth the Queen. 'Sally Bedell Smith offers her readers the illusion of knowing the Queen as a friend' The Economist 'A worthy addition to the shelves of royal watchers everywhere' The Independent

Charles The Heart Of A King

Author : Catherine Mayer
ISBN : 9780753550809
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The Sunday Times Top Ten Bestseller '[The book that] made headlines around the world.' Independent He has lived his whole life in the public eye, yet he remains an enigma. He was born to be king, but he aims much higher. A landmark publication, Charles: The Heart of a King reveals Prince Charles in all his complexity: the passionate views that mean he will never be as remote and impartial as his mother; the compulsion to make a difference and the many and startling ways in which the heir to the throne of the United Kingdom and fifteen other realms has already made his mark. The book offers fresh and fascinating insights into the first marriage that did so much to define him and an assessment of his relationship with the woman he calls, with unintended accuracy, his 'dearest wife': Camilla. We see Charles as a father and a friend, a serious figure and a joker. Life at court turns out to be full of hidden dangers and unexpected comedy. Poignant, funny and often surprising, the first significant study of the Prince in over a decade reveals a man in sight of happiness yet still driven by anguish and a remarkable belief system, a charitable entrepreneur, activist, agitator and avatar of the Establishment who just as often tilts against it. Based on multiple interviews with his friends and courtiers, palace insiders and critics, and access to Charles himself during research lasting more than a year, this biography explores the Prince’s philanthropy and his compulsive interventionism, his faith, his political leanings and the philosophy that means when he seeks harmony he sometimes creates controversy. Gripping, at times astonishing, often laugh-out-loud, this is a royal biography unlike any other.

Behind The Throne

Author : Adrian Tinniswood
ISBN : 9781473545434
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Behind the Throne is a history of family life. The families concerned were royal families. But they still had to get up in the morning. They ate and entertained their friends and worried about money. Henry VIII kept tripping over his dogs. George II threw his son out of the house. James I had to cut back on the drink bills. The great difference is that royal families had more help with their lives than most. Charles I maintained a household of 2,000 people. Victoria’s medical establishment alone consisted of thirty doctors, three dentists and a chiropodist. Even in today’s more democratic climate, Elizabeth II keeps a full-time staff of 1,200. A royal household was a community, a vast machine. Everyone, from James I’s Master of the Horse down to William IV’s Assistant Table Decker, was there to smooth the sovereign’s path through life while simultaneously confirming his or her status. Behind the Throne uncovers the reality of five centuries of life at the English court, taking the reader on a remarkable journey from one Queen Elizabeth to another and exploring life as it was lived by clerks and courtiers and clowns and crowned heads: the power struggles and petty rivalries, the tension between duty and desire; the practicalities of cooking dinner for thousands, or ensuring the king always won when he played a game of tennis. Behind the Throne is nothing less than a domestic history of the royal household, a reconstruction of life behind the throne. Readers go on progress with Elizabeth I as she takes her court and her majesty to her subjects. They dance the conga round the state rooms of Buckingham Palace with George VI. They find out what it was like to dine with queens, and walk with kings.

Behind The Mask

Author : Jane Resh Thomas
ISBN : 0395691206
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Describes the opulent but cruel childhood of Queen Elizabeth I, and details her triumphant reign

The Shakespeare Trade

Author : Barbara Hodgdon
ISBN : 0812213890
Genre : Literary Criticism
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"Hodgdon's work should be required reading for anyone concerned with Shakespeare's cultural capital at the end of the twentieth century."—South Atlantic Review

The Women Of The Cousins War

Author : Philippa Gregory
ISBN : 9780857201799
Genre : History
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Elizabeth Woodville, The White Queen(2009), Margaret Beaufort, The Red Queen(2010), and Jacquetta, Lady Rivers, The Rivers Woman(2011) are the subjects of the first three novels in Philippa Gregory's Cousins' War series, and of the three biographical essays in this book. Philippa Gregory and two historians, leading experts in their field who helped Philippa to research the novels, tell the extraordinary 'true' stories of the life of these women who until now have been largely forgotten by history, their background and times, highlighting questions which are raised in the fiction and illuminating the novels. With a foreword by Philippa Gregory - in which Philippa writes revealingly about the differences between history and fiction and examines the gaps in the historical record - and beautifully illustrated with rare portraits, The Women of the Cousins' Waris an exciting new addition to the Philippa Gregory oeuvre.

Elizabeth Ii

Author : Nicholas Davies
ISBN : 9781780578279
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A remarkable biography of Queen Elizabeth II, Elizabeth: Behind Palace Doors, contains secrets of the royal family never previously published in this country. The lives of the Queen, Prince Philip and their children are examined and exposed in detail to reveal the Windsor family's disturbing history of adultery, jealousy and mental cruelty. Award-winning journalist Nicholas Davies examines the mood, the ambitions and the forebodings of the Queen at the start of the new millennium. He gives us, too, an insight into the harsh reality of the relationship between the Queen and her husband. Elizabeth: Behind Closed Doors also investigates the early years of Charles, Anne, Andrew and Edward, covering their relationships with their parents and their own various love affairs, marriages, separations and divorces. The marriage of Charles and Diana is scrutinised to reveal the principle reason for their marital breakdown. For more than a decade the supporting cast of royals stole the limelight as their marriages fell apart in acrimony; but now, with nearly 50 years on the throne and her children more settled, the Queen is returning to centre stage. This compelling book looks at Elizabeth II's plans for her own future as she wrestles with the uncertainty of what lies ahead for the House of Windsor.

Der Geliebte Der K Nigin

Author : Philippa Gregory
ISBN : 9783732552863
Genre : Fiction
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Eine junge Königin zwischen der Pflicht zu ihrem Land und einer verbotenen Liebe England, Herbst 1558: Elisabeth I. besteigt den Thron. Die jungfräuliche Königin wird von allen Seiten bedrängt, endlich zu heiraten. Doch es gibt nur einen Mann, den Elisabeth begehrt: ihren Jugendfreund Robert Dudley. Sir Robert ist allerdings bereits verheiratet - und ein verurteilter Verräter dazu. Keine guten Aussichten für das Verhältnis der beiden. Inmitten der Intrigen, die um sie gesponnen werden, entwickelt sich schließlich für Elisabeth, Robert und das aufstrebende Königreich alles anders als geplant ... Ein historischer Roman aus der Plantagenet und Tudor-Reihe von Bestsellerautorin Philippa Gregory. Ebenfalls bei beHEARTBEAT lieferbar: "Die Hofnärrin". eBooks von beHEARTBEAT - Herzklopfen garantiert.

Queen Elizabeth Of England

Author : Robert Kraske
ISBN : 9781429623117
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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"Describes the life and death of Queen Elizabeth I of England"--Provided by publisher.

Die K Nigin Der Wei En Rose

Author : Philippa Gregory
ISBN : 9783644462717
Genre : Fiction
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England, 1464: Die Adelshäuser York und Lancaster kämpfen erbittert um den Thron. Als König Edward, der Erbe der Weißen Rose, der schönen jungen Witwe Elizabeth Woodville begegnet, ist es um beide geschehen. Doch Elizabeth weigert sich, Edwards Mätresse zu werden. Da heiratet der König sie entgegen allen Standesschranken – ein ungeheurer Skandal! Und keine Frau im Königreich hatte je so viele Feinde. Neid, Missgunst und Intrigen bringen Elizabeth und ihre Familie in größte Gefahr. Ihre Widersacher nennen sie eine Hure. Sie nennen sie eine Hexe. Doch Elizabeth weiß: Sie ist die Königin. «Philippa Gregory ist wahrlich die Meisterin des historischen Romans! Geschichte kann kaum unterhaltsamer, lebendiger oder bezaubernder erzählt werden.» (Sunday Express) «Die Königin der Weißen Rose» ist der erste Band ihrer Trilogie über die Zeit der Rosenkriege. Mit diesem Buch gelang der Autorin in Großbritannien wie den USA auf Anhieb der Sprung an die Spitze der Bestsellerlisten. Die Folgebände der Reihe werden ebenfalls im Rowohlt Verlag erscheinen. «Gekonnt erzählt, mit Detailreichtum und Tempo. Gregorys Heerscharen von Fans werden begeistert sein.» (Booklist)

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