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  • Published: 15 July 2018
  • ISBN: 9780141987446
  • Imprint: Penguin Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 112
  • RRP: $24.00

Elizabeth II (Penguin Monarchs)

The Steadfast




The acclaimed Penguin Monarchs series: short, fresh, expert accounts of England's rulers - now in paperback.

'Queen Elizabeth was not by nature a reformer, let alone a revolutionary, but she had learned to move when movement was necessary'

Elizabeth II, Britain's longest-reigning monarch, has stood steadfast throughout a rapidly changing world as a lasting emblem of stability, continuity and public service. This is an arresting portrait of a woman deeply conservative by nature yet possessing a ready acceptance of modern life and the awareness that, for things to stay the same, they must change.

  • Pub date: 15 July 2018
  • ISBN: 9780141987446
  • Imprint: Penguin Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 112
  • RRP: $24.00

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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