OverviewCompletely updated to include all the Jubilee proceedings, this authoritative photographic history covers the Queen's reign On February 6, 1952, Princess Elizabeth, Duchess of Edinburgh, became Queen on the death of her father, King George VI. The reign that was to see major changes both in the country and Commonwealth and in the role of the monarchy began far away from Britain in a game reserve in Kenya. This book chronicles this remarkable period in the history of Britain's monarchy in lavish and fascinating detail. The Queen has been constantly under scrutiny ever since she took the throne, and this book presents a balanced and absorbing account of her life and of her role as the head of state in a country and a world that have changed almost beyond recognition in the 60 years since she inherited the throne.
Author BiographyJennie Bond joined the BBC in 1977 following five years as a newspaper reporter. She became a television reporter in 1988 and Royal Correspondent in 1989. She has hosted various programs for the BBC, gives talks about her work worldwide and on the ocean liner QE2, and is a special contributor to Hello! magazine.