Win a Copy of ‘The Queen’ by Matthew Dennison
From acclaimed author Matthew Dennison comes this elegant and magisterial new biography of Her Majesty The Queen, tracing the events of a reign that now spans seven decades, and evaluating her achievement as a practitioner of monarchy across the entirety of her reign.
For millions of people, both in Britain and across the world, Queen Elizabeth II is the embodiment of monarchy. Her long life spans nearly a century of national and global history, from a time before the Great Depression to the era of Covid-19. Her reign embraces all but seven years of Britain’s postwar history; she has been served by fifteen UK prime ministers from Winston Churchill to Boris Johnson, and witnessed the administrations of fourteen US presidents from Harry S. Truman to Joe Biden.
The vast majority of Britons cannot remember a world without Queen Elizabeth II as head of state and the Commonwealth.
In this brand- new biography of the longest-reigning sovereign in British history, Matthew Dennison traces her life and reign across an era of unprecedented and often seismic social change. Stylish in its writing and nuanced in its judgements, The Queen charts the joys and triumphs as well as the disappointments and vicissitudes of a remarkable royal life; it also assesses the achievement of a woman regarded as the champion of a handful of ‘British’ values endorsed – if no longer practised – by the bulk of the nation: service, duty, steadfastness, charity and stoicism.
The Queen is published by Head of Zeus and is an Apollo Hardback book costing £25.
We have five copies to give away to lucky Royal Life readers, and all you have to do to be in with a chance of winning one is to answer this very simple question:
Queen Elizabeth II was crowned on 2 June, 1953 in Westminster Abbey. But on what day of the week was her Coronation held?
Please fill out the form below to enter the competition:
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Remember to include your name, address, email and contact number. The competition deadline is 31st August 2021. The winner will be selected at random and revealed in issue 53, and on the Royal Life Facebook page.