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The Queen Mother - The Official Biography

William Shawcross

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The official and definitive biography of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother: consort of King George VI, mother of Queen Elizabeth II, grandmother of Prince Charles-and the most beloved British monarch of the twentieth century. Elizabeth Angela Marguerite Bowes-Lyon-the ninth of the Earl of Strathmore's ten children-was born on August 4, 1900, and, certainly, no one could have imagined that her long life (she died in 2002) would come to reflect a changing nation over the ourse of an entire century. Now, William Shawcross-given unrestricted access to the Queen Mother's personal papers, letters, and diaries-gives us a portrait of unprecedented vividness and detail. Here is the girl who helped convalescing soldiers during the First World War . . . the young Duchess of York helping her reluctant husband assume the throne when his brother abdicated . . . the Queen refusing to take refuge from the bombing of London, risking her own life to instill courage and hope in others who were living through the Blitz . . . the dowager Queen-the last Edwardian, the charming survivor of a long-lost era-representing her nation at home and abroad . . . the matriarch of the Royal Family and "the nation's best-loved grandmother." A revelatory royal biography that is, as well, a singular history of Britain in the twentieth century. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Length:

9h 50m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:13


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

07:28


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

08:37


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:22


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:34


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:56


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:03


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:14


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:02


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:12


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:37


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

07:17


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:17


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:26


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:03


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

08:12


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:47


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:40


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:10


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:28


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:52


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:28


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

07:15


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:17


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:24


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

06:59


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

07:36


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:16


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:32


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

03:43


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:57


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:52


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:23


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:43


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:14


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

08:28


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

04:14


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:50


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:16


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:24


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

07:15


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:04


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

06:14


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:21


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

06:01


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

08:09


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

06:18


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

07:42


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

06:31


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

05:33


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

06:15


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

04:48


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

05:54


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

06:08


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

04:08


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

05:24


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

06:42


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

04:07


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

03:46


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

05:40


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

05:21


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

06:51


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

04:57


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

06:23


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

06:59


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

04:50


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

05:11


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

07:56


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

05:24


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

07:19


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

04:39


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

04:59


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

05:47


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

06:59


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

05:02


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

09:07


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

11:16


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

05:22


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

07:21


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

06:59


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

07:32


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

07:55


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

08:04


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

06:52


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

06:59


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

07:57


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

07:58


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

07:13


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

07:21


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

05:15


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

04:51


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

04:17


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

04:09


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

06:25


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

08:23


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

05:25


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

06:32


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

00:36