|I’m fascinated by British history, and I could hardly stop listening to this! Queen Elizabeth seems so very likable to me, and such a fascinating character. This story spans her birth (when she was considered a ‘minor royal,’ since she was so unlikely to ever inherit the throne,) all the way to her cheeky stunt opening the Olympic Games in 2012. We get to watch her adapt to the changing public image of the monarchy as television and the media enter the world stage, and the subsequent scandals of her childrens’ marriages. I knew very little about what happened behind the scenes with Fergie and Princess Di, so I found that part to be most interesting of all. Highly recommended!
My rating: *****