THE CROWN: The Inside HistoryROBERT LACEY Book Number: 87897 Product format: Hardback
The official book to accompany the BAFTA Award-winning Netflix drama is extensively researched with additional material and beautifully reproduced photographs both from the series and from real royal archives. Elizabeth Mountbatten never expected her father to die so suddenly, so young, leaving her with a throne and a global institution to govern. Crowned at the age of 25, she was already a wife and mother. As Britain lifted itself out of the shadow of war, the new monarch faced her own challenges. Her mother doubted her marriage, her uncle-in-exile derided her abilities, her husband resented the sacrifice of his naval career and family name, while her rebellious sister Margaret embarked on a love affair that threatened the centuries-old links between the Church and the Crown. This is the story of how Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II has drawn on every ounce of resolve to ensure that the Crown always came out on top. Netflix's original series dramatised Peter Morgan's powerful portrayal of Britain's longest-reigning monarch. Written by royal biographer Robert Lacey, The Crown: The Inside History adds expert and in-depth detail to the events of the series, painting an intimate portrait of life inside Buckingham Palace and 10 Downing Street. With House of Windsor family tree, many pages with black background and whole articles on Educating Elizabeth, Cecil Beaton, King Edward VIII, Sir Alan 'Tommy' Lascelles Private Secretary, all about relinquishing the use of all German titles and dignities and how the day before their wedding Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten RN in his wartime uniform was ennobled by George VI, already gravely ill. Beautifully presented 380 glossy pages with full cast list and filming details, colour photos throughout.
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