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Philip : the final portrait : Elizabeth, their marriage and their dynasty / Gyles Brandreth.

Philip : the final portrait : Elizabeth, their marriage and their dynasty / Gyles Brandreth.
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941.085 BRAN
Adult Non Fiction Quick Browse   Double Bay . On Loan . 16 Jul 2021
941.085 BRAN
Adult Non Fiction   Paddington . On Loan . 12 Jul 2021
941.085 BRAN
Adult Non Fiction   Watsons Bay . Available .  
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ISBN 9781444769586 (paperback)
Author Brandreth, Gyles Daubeney, 1948- author.
Title Philip : the final portrait : Elizabeth, their marriage and their dynasty / Gyles Brandreth.
Edition Revised and updated edition.
Publisher/Date London : Coronet, 2021.
©2021
Pagination etc. viii, 513 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some colour), portraits (some colour) ; 24 cm.
Bibliography, etc. note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary Note Elizabeth, their marriage and their dynasty. This is the story of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh - the longest-serving consort to the longest-reigning sovereign in British history. It is an extraordinary story, told with unique insight and authority by an author who knew the prince for more than forty years. Philip - elusive, complex, controversial, challenging, often humorous, sometimes irascible - is the man Elizabeth II once described as her 'constant strength and guide'. Who was he? What was he really like? What is the truth about those 'gaffes' and the rumours of affairs? This is the final portrait of an unexpected and often much-misunderstood figure. It is also the portrait of a remarkable marriage that endured for more than seventy years. Philip and Elizabeth were both royal by birth, both great-great-grandchildren of Queen Victoria, but, in temperament and upbringing, they were two very different people. The Queen's childhood was loving and secure, the Duke's was turbulent; his grandfather assassinated, his father arrested, his family exiled, his parents separated when he was only ten. Elizabeth and Philip met as cousins in the 1930s. They married in 1947, aged twenty-one and twenty-six. Philip: The Final Portrait tells the story of two contrasting lives, assesses the Duke of Edinburgh's character and achievement, and explores the nature of his relationships with his wife, his children and their families - and with the press and public and those at court who were suspicious of him in the early days. This is a powerful, revealing and, ultimately, moving account of a long life and a remarkable royal partnership.
Subject - Name Elizabeth -- II, Queen of Great Britain, 1926- Marriage
Philip, -- Prince, consort of Elizabeth II, Queen of Great Britain, 1921-2021
Subject Marriages of royalty and nobility -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century
Princes -- Great Britain -- Biography
Queens -- Great Britain -- Biography
Biographies.
Shelf Location 941.085 BRAN
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