Queen Elizabeth: The Extraordinary Life of a Modern Monarch
Queen Elizabeth II has reigned longer than any other monarch in British history. In this illustrated lecture, historian Leslie Goddard, Ph.D., explores the life of Britain’s famous monarch, from her childhood, the abdication of her uncle, her marriage to a navy officer named Philip, her World War II service, and her struggle to balance her roles as queen and mother. You’ll get a close-up view of her “red boxes” and her relationships with her children (and their often disastrous marriages) and her grandchildren. Get to know the woman behind the images and the spirited personality, sense of humor, and savvy intelligence with which she meets her demanding obligations.
Note: this program is a lecture, not a living-history portrayal.