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Summary

Veteran royal broadcaster Jennie Bond explores the life of Britain's longest reigning monarch. 

Wife, mother and head of state, who is the real Elizabeth? What do the headlines hide? How close to reality are the television interpretations? Once a minor royal, she is now one of the most recognisable women in the world. Admired by many, she has reigned through a period of unprecedented change, steering the monarchy through the end of an empire, public scandals and private losses. 

This in-depth history uses archives, recreations and eyewitness testimony to bring to life the story of this most remarkable woman. 

As an Audio Show - free for members - when you add Elizabeth II: Life of a Monarch to your library, you'll get all eight episodes, each with a runtime of about 30 minutes. 

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Way better than I'd expected!

I'm not normally into Non-Fiction or biographies of any form (books or shows) but this was surprisingly interesting to listen to.

I'm only a few chapters in but I'm suddenly wondering why I disliked History so much at school! The shows go through the decades - from the 1920 - and tell you the story of how the Royals have been giving to the country throughout.

As the narrator put it, the Monarchy have to do the impossible by "appearing grander than then people, servants of the people and of the people, all at the same time".

Plus it was free so why wouldn't you at least give it a go!

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Excellent documentary..

An excellent documentary, and considering it was free, even better. I say this as someone with only a passing interest in the monarchy.

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