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Queen Elizabeth II: A Royal Life in Pictures
Queen Elizabeth II: A Royal Life in Pictures

Queen Elizabeth II: A Royal Life in Pictures

BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY

300 Pages, 7 x 10

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $23.95 (US $23.95) (CA $28.95)

Publication Date: October 2011

ISBN 9781907708077

Rights: US & CA

Ammonite Press (Oct 2011)

Price: $23.95
 
 

Overview

More than 80 years of the monarch's life, captured in stirring and triumphant photosQueen Elizabeth II was crowned Queen in Westminster Abbey on June 2, 1953, at the age of 27, the 40th monarch since William the Conqueror and the great-great granddaughter of Queen Victoria. She celebrated her Silver and Golden Jubilees in 1977 and 2002 respectively, her 80th birthday in 2006, and 60 years on the throne in 2012, an achievement that equals only Queen Victoria. During Elizabeth's long reign the world has witnessed sweeping changes, not least of which was the dissolution of the British Empire. Queen Elizabeth II: A Royal Life in Pictures records the major events of her reign, during which she has carried out her duties with a huge program of visits in the UK as well as many foreign tours, her world travel being unprecedented by any previous monarch. In an age when photography has become the ubiquitous medium, the Queen has been one of the most photographed women in the world, with strong media interest ever since the days of her childhood as a young princess. Revealed here in almost 250 unique pictures, taken by photographers of the Press Association over a period of more than 80 years, is a fascinating documentation of the life of an extraordinary woman.

Author Biography

Ammonite Press is a unique independent publisher of high-quality, picture-led books. PA Photos is the photography arm of the PA Group, which also owns the The Press Association, the UK's national news agency. Established in the late 19th century, the PA has been capturing editorial photography for 140 years.