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Review of Power and Glory: Elizabeth II and the Rebirth of Royalty

I enjoyed this detailed book which covers the time period during the reign of King George VI and the beginning of the reign of Queen Elizabeth II. We learn about a young Elizabeth and her wedding as well as her relationship with the King. It is also interesting to draw comparisons between the Duke of Windsor (the King’s brother) and his wife Wallis SImpson and Prince Harry and his wife Meghan. I’m always amazed when I read about royalty at how much power the high ranking staff that work for the various palaces has and how they contribute to the decisions of the Royal Family. With all the difficulties the current members of the Royal Family are experiencing and the issues regarding their relevance it was interesting to read some of the history leading up to current times. This book was well researched and well written. The author had access to an impressive wide variety of correspondence and documents from the Royal Family as well as politicians and world events from that time. It’s the third book in a series but can be read as a standalone.


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