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  • Published: 21 October 2015
  • ISBN: 9780141979410
  • Imprint: Allen Lane
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 160
  • RRP: $27.00

Elizabeth II (Penguin Monarchs)

The Steadfast




Part of the Penguin Monarchs series: short, fresh, expert accounts of England's rulers in a collectible hardback format.

Just as this book is being published, Elizabeth II will become the longest-serving monarch who ever sat on the English or British throne. Yet her personality and influence remain elusive. This book, by a senior politician who has spent significant periods of time in her company, and is also a distinguished historian, portrays her more credibly than any other yet published.

  • Pub date: 21 October 2015
  • ISBN: 9780141979410
  • Imprint: Allen Lane
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 160
  • RRP: $27.00

About the Author

Douglas Hurd

Douglas Hurd is a politician, biographer and novelist who served in the governments of Margaret Thatcher and John Major, as Minister for Europe (1979-83), Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (1984-85), Home Secretary (1985-89) and Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (1989-95). His previous books include his Memoirs, Robert Peel: A Biography and, with Edward Young, Choose Your Weapons: The British Foreign Secretary - 200 Years of Argument, Success and Failure.


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