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by Robert Hardman

Free eBook Her Majesty: The Court of Queen Elizabeth II download ISBN: 1605983616
Author: Robert Hardman
Publisher: Pegasus Books; 1 edition (April 1, 2012)
Language: English
Pages: 384
Category: Biography and Memoir
Subcategory: Historical
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―An intimate portrait of England's soon-to-be longest reigning queen.

Her Majesty: Queen Elizabeth II and her Court by Robert Hardman provides an overview and analysis of Queen Elizabeth II, her reign, and the many changes and reforms that have transpired over her sixty years on the throne. Well chosen photographs illustrate the Queen's activities including opening Parliament, Trooping the Colour, visiting a mosque, at the National Stud in Ireland, Garter Day, a state dinner at Windsor, and at a G-20 summit.

HER MAJESTY: The Court of Queen Elizabeth II.

HER MAJESTY QUEEN ELIZABETH II AND HER COURT ROBERT HARDMAN PEGASUS BOOKS NEW YORK FOR MY WIFE, DIANA ‘Simply magnificent. This gripping, fascinating and authoritative. Queen elizabeth II. And her court.

For her Diamond Jubilee in 2012, The Queen received over 120,000 cards, letters and gifts. The Queen meets thousands of people each year in the UK and overseas. Many people ask how they should greet Her Majesty. The simple answer is that there are no obligatory codes of behaviour - just courtesy. However, many people wish to observe the traditional forms of greeting.

Queen Elizabeth II sits at the head of an ancient institution that remains simultaneously popular, regal, inclusive .

Queen Elizabeth II sits at the head of an ancient institution that remains simultaneously popular, regal, inclusive, and relevant in a world. It is down to neither luck nor longevity: it is down to the shrewd judgment of a thoroughly modern monarchy-with no small assistance from the longest-serving consort in history. товар 4 Her Majesty: The Court of Queen Elizabeth II Hardman, Robert Hardcover Used - V -Her Majesty: The Court of Queen Elizabeth II Hardman, Robert Hardcover Used - V. 291,73 RUB. + 620,69 RUB за доставку. товар 5 Her Majesty: The Court of Queen Elizabeth II -Her Majesty: The Court of Queen Elizabeth II. 251,38 RUB.

Her Majesty Queen of United Kingdom Elizabeth II. An elegant gray-haired lady with a kind look and welcoming smile has been . There were rumours at the court about some love affair between Prince Philip and Elizabeth’s cousin. They talked about bastard children from different women. An elegant gray-haired lady with a kind look and welcoming smile has been personifying monarchy to the British people in the United Kingdom for sixty years now. Virtually all the strata of British population have sympathy for her: the prestige of the Windsor’s house, and of the whole British monarchy as well, is unshakable as ever. The Queen of the Great Britain did everything to stop such rumours. As years went by, the prince calmed down.

History has known no monarch like her. She has traveled farther than all her predecessors put together and lived longer than any of them. She has known more historic figures than anyone alive - from Churchill to Mandela, de Gaule to Obama.

Perfect for fans of The Crown, this intimate portrait of England’s longest-reigning queen takes you behind the scenes. You're getting the VIP treatment! With the purchase of Kobo VIP Membership, you're getting 10% off and 2x Kobo Super Points on eligible items. Your Shopping Cart is empty. There are currently no items in your Shopping Cart.

The hotly anticipated American edition of Robert Hardman's biography of Queen Elizabeth (formerly Our Queen in the U.K.)―An intimate portrait of England's soon-to-be longest reigning queen, in celebration of her diamond jubilee―and the first-ever book interview with her grandson, Prince William.

History has known no monarch like her. She has traveled farther than all her predecessors put together and lived longer than any of them. She has known more historic figures than anyone alive―from Churchill to Mandela, de Gaulle to Obama.

Now, the distinguished royal writer Robert Hardman has been granted special access to the world of Queen Elizabeth II to produce this enthralling new portrait of one of the most popular pubic figures on earth.

Not only has Elizabeth II reigned through Britain’s transformation from an imperial power to a multi-cultural nation, but she has also steered the monarchy through more reforms in the last twenty-five years than in the previous century.

Queen Elizabeth II sits at the head of an ancient institution that remains simultaneously popular, regal, inclusive, and relevant in a twenty-first-century world. It is down to neither luck nor longevity: it is down to the shrewd judgment of a thoroughly modern monarchy―with no small assistance from the longest-serving consort in history. Here is the inside story.

16 pages of color illustrations
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Quashant
This informative book provides much detail about how the court of Eliabeth II really functions. As such, it is a fascinating account of the responsibilities of many different people who work for the Court, from the august Private Secretary and Master of the Household to a groundskeeper, all of whom consider the Queen as the boss. Details are also given about the intricacies of state dinners, the garden parties, overseas trips, and even annual events such as the Maundy Thursday service. Could one imagine that the monarchy has over 1000 employees, including roughly 350 who work for the Royal Collection alone. Readers may be intrigued at the complexity of Court operations and how much is involved in sustaining the Monarchy. This is not a biography of the Queen by any means, neither is it a hagiography as one reviewer wrote, but a comprehensive explanation of just how the monarchy functions, especially the Queen's role in government. The explanation of her relationships with her Prime Ministers over the years and the work of the Court in conjunction with Ministries of government was something of a surprise. She does far more than meet with the Prime Minister once a week and sign all those documents sent to her in the famous Red Boxes. And all this without a formal Constitution delineating powers and functions. Of course, the Queen has no real power other than those she wields by tradition and the respect and admiration that she has garnered in sixty years of impeccable service. It does make one think that there are certain advantages in having a Head of State who is distinctly apart from the Head of Government. This was a thoroughly enjoyable book and left me with even more admiration for this 86 year old woman who has certainly had her ups and downs but who has persevered in carrying out what she considers her God-given duties for sixty years.
Bliss
Being a Yank, I knew rather little about how the Queen and the Royal Family work in the modern era and I found this to be very informative. I did find that it jumped around a bit too much and there were several instances where it repeated the same info a few times, but otherwise, it was quite well written (though, it's clear the author only expected other Brits to read it). Overall, I'm glad I read it and it made me wish we were also a Constitutional Monarchy (especially considering the yutz currently running our country).
Stick
Her Majesty: The Court of Queen Elizabeth II is in many ways quite a delightful presentation of the British Royal House, and life around it, as many readers with some experience in London, Britain, British society, British life in general would readily recognize and maybe, feel familiar with in some ways.
In this Jubilee year, there have been numbers of books offering similar presentations.
I heard the author discuss this book, fairly recently, and gained the impression the focus was on Her Majesty's personal work and influence well beyond the closer realms of the court, but rather assessments on some sixty years of achievements in the world, by this quite remarkable, quiet woman, in her role as constitutional monarch. I expected a book for historians.
This book warms the heart more than it stirs the mind.
Ericaz
Robert Hardman has covered the Royal Family for many years in print and in several television documentaries. Often such close long term contact with someone leads to a certain amount of cynicism about them, but in Hardman's case this has not occurred. Her Majesty: Queen Elizabeth II and Her Court, is an unabashedly favorable examination of the monarch, her family, and her courtiers and officials. Adding new interest and authority to Hardman's book are many attributed quotes and observations, not only from those who work with the Royal Family but also from some members of the Family itself, including Princes Philip, Charles, Andrew, and (most interestingly because they are his first public statements on the issue) William.

There is much fascnating information in this book, not only about the Queen herself, but also about the day to day business of being a constitutional monarch with all the pomp, circumstance, and a few banalities that go along with it. I enjoyed reading about all the details that go into a State Visit, or what goes on at a Garden Party at Buckingham Palace. It was also interesting to learn more about the Queen's relationships with her various Prime Ministers, including some fascinating reminiscences from Tony Blair, John Major, and David Cameron. This is not really a chronological biography of the Queen, so there isn't much about her childhood or early adult years. But what I found really intriguing about this book was the amount of information about how the Queen in her own quiet way has presided over a thorough revamping of the monarchy over the years, making it more accessible and less remote without letting in "too much daylight upon the magic." In some cases this was accomplished by officials like the former Lord Chamberlain the Earl of Airlie, but in many cases the impulse for change came from the Queen herself, and as she celebrates her Diamond Jubilee she can definitely feel proud of her accomplishment in preserving an institution that many felt could never survive.

If you're looking for long discussions of the reasons why some of the Royal Family's marriages have failed or a recapitulation of tawdry gossip then this book will disappoint you. But if you want to know more about some of the ways the small quiet woman we've all seen smiling and waving for 60 years now has managed a difficult task with grace and dignity, with able assistance from a long line of hard working men and women, then Her Majesty makes the perfect Diamond Jubilee reading.
*Nameless*
Fascinating glimpse of Her Majesty as a ruler, a manager, but even more interesting to me, a person, including a wife, mother, and grandmother. This book helped me understand exactly what she does, and what the monarchy means to England, Great Britain, the UK, and the Commonwealth. It also helped explain how Elizabeth II was instrumental in shaping the institution as it exists today. This book paints a picture of a shrewd, intelligent, witty woman who is absolutely committed to the demanding role she has played for sixty years. It also helps explain how the court, and those around the Queen, have contributed to her reign. Interesting book. A bit repetitive, but still incredibly interesting and worth a read.