The King's Speech - How One Man Saved the British Monarchy-logo

The King's Speech - How One Man Saved the British Monarchy

Peter Conradi

The King's Speech was written by London Sunday Times journalist Peter Conradi and Mark Logue-grandson of Lionel Logue, whose recently discovered diaries and correspondence contain fascinating details about these true events. At the urging of his wife, Elizabeth, the Duke of York (known to the royal family as "Bertie") began to see speech therapist Lionel Logue in a desperate bid to cure his lifelong stammer. Little did the two men know that this unlikely friendship-between a future monarch and a commoner born in Australia-would ultimately save the House of Windsor from collapse. Through intense locution and breathing lessons, the amiable Logue gave the shy young Duke the skills and the confidence to stand and deliver before a crowd. And when his elder brother, Edward VIII, abdicated the throne to marry for love, Bertie was able to assume the reins of power as King George VI-just in time to help steer the nation through the dark waters of the Second World War.

The King's Speech was written by London Sunday Times journalist Peter Conradi and Mark Logue-grandson of Lionel Logue, whose recently discovered diaries and correspondence contain fascinating details about these true events. At the urging of his wife, Elizabeth, the Duke of York (known to the royal family as "Bertie") began to see speech therapist Lionel Logue in a desperate bid to cure his lifelong stammer. Little did the two men know that this unlikely friendship-between a future monarch and a commoner born in Australia-would ultimately save the House of Windsor from collapse. Through intense locution and breathing lessons, the amiable Logue gave the shy young Duke the skills and the confidence to stand and deliver before a crowd. And when his elder brother, Edward VIII, abdicated the throne to marry for love, Bertie was able to assume the reins of power as King George VI-just in time to help steer the nation through the dark waters of the Second World War.
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The King's Speech was written by London Sunday Times journalist Peter Conradi and Mark Logue-grandson of Lionel Logue, whose recently discovered diaries and correspondence contain fascinating details about these true events. At the urging of his wife, Elizabeth, the Duke of York (known to the royal family as "Bertie") began to see speech therapist Lionel Logue in a desperate bid to cure his lifelong stammer. Little did the two men know that this unlikely friendship-between a future monarch and a commoner born in Australia-would ultimately save the House of Windsor from collapse. Through intense locution and breathing lessons, the amiable Logue gave the shy young Duke the skills and the confidence to stand and deliver before a crowd. And when his elder brother, Edward VIII, abdicated the throne to marry for love, Bertie was able to assume the reins of power as King George VI-just in time to help steer the nation through the dark waters of the Second World War.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Mark Logue, Simon Vance

Length:

6h 55m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

18:08


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

18:35


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

36:54


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

21:26


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

37:02


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

23:44


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

18:43


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

23:55


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

27:00


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

10:56


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

26:23


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

20:37


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

28:01


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

28:00


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

29:50


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

27:34


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

17:55


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

00:23