Finished reading “Elizabeth II: Life of a Monarch” by Ruth Cowen, first published October 25th 2017.


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.