Our OWs are an incredibly talented group and there have been many brilliant books written by OWs over the years.
Our OW must read for September is ‘Queen of our Times’, written by British Royal Family specialist Robert Hardman, student at Wellington College between 1978-1983 in Stanley House.
‘Queen of our Times’ is Hardman’s new biography of Queen Elizabeth II, bringing us the full story of one of our greatest and best-loved monarchs as she celebrates her Platinum Jubilee.
This book would be of particular interest to those wanting to learn more about the Queen and explore the changing role of the British monarchy.
With original insights from family, friends and staff, new interviews with world leaders plus unseen photographs and papers, including diaries and letters from the Royal Archives, Robert Hardman (S 83) tells the full life story of the most famous woman in the world. He brings his long experience and expertise to this fresh, richly entertaining and compelling portrait of a record-breaking monarch who remains as intriguing today as the morning she came to the Throne aged twenty-five. Like her father and grandfather before her, Elizabeth II was not born to be monarch. Yet she has led her people through more social change than any British sovereign during a life spanning abdication, war, romance, danger, tragedy and triumph.
At every stage of this extraordinary story, Hardman brings fresh insights and perspectives: from hidden wartime secrets to the true inside story of historic royal reforms; untold highs and lows of family life; striking new insights into the Queen’s relations with her ministers and fellow world leaders; her strategy when confronted with family and constitutional crises from the early years right up to the dramas of the present day.
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