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George VI and Elizabeth : the marriage that saved the monarchy / Sally Bedell Smith.

Summary:
"When the Duke of Windsor abdicated the throne in 1936, his shy, uncertain, unprepared younger brother became King. Sally Bedell Smith was granted by Queen Elizabeth II special access to the letters and diaries of George VI and Elizabeth, to tell the story of how their love, devotion, and strong marriage led George VI to overcome insecurities and difficulty speaking and to become an exceptional leader. His wife Elizabeth, a pretty, confident, and outgoing woman, who became known later in life as "the Queen Mum," simultaneously strengthened and advised her temperamental husband, while raising the future Queen Elizabeth II (who at an early age was educated to lead, and fell in love at 15 with Prince Philip) and Princess Margaret. Sally Bedell Smith explores how this loving and devoted marriage helped the king and queen meet the challenges of leading the country through war, London during the blitz, their relationship with Winston Churchill, their visit with Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt in Washington and Hyde Park, and more"-- Provided by publisher.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780525511632
  • ISBN: 0525511636
  • Physical Description: xxx, 699 pages, 32 unnumbered leaves of plates : photographs ; 25 cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Random House, [2023]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 575-670) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Prologue -- Loss and love -- Halcyon days -- The road to the crown -- A royal beginning -- The war years -- Indelible legacy.
Subject: George VI, King of Great Britain, 1895-1952.
Elizabeth, Queen, consort of George VI, King of Great Britain, 1900-2002.
George VI, King of Great Britain, 1895-1952 > Marriage.
Elizabeth, Queen, consort of George VI, King of Great Britain, 1900-2002 > Marriage.
Marriages of royalty and nobility > Great Britain > History > 20th century.
Great Britain > Kings and rulers > Biography.
Queens > Great Britain > Biography.
Royal couples > Great Britain > Biography.
Monarchy > Great Britain > History > 20th century.
Great Britain > History > George VI, 1936-1952.
Genre: Biographies.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Memorial Library of Nazareth and Vicinity.

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Memorial Library of Nazareth and Vicinity 941.084 SMI 2023 (Text) 31001101889146 Adult Non Fiction Available -


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