Book Discussion on Elizabeth the Queen

Sally Bedell Smith talked about her biography, Elizabeth the Queen: The Life of a Modern Monarch. In her book she recounts the life of… read more

Sally Bedell Smith talked about her biography, Elizabeth the Queen: The Life of a Modern Monarch. In her book she recounts the life of Queen Elizabeth II, who ascended the British throne in 1952 at the age of twenty-five. The author examines the queen’s public and personal life, from her weekly meetings with the twelve British prime ministers who have served during her reign, to her sixty-four year marriage to Prince Phillip and her relationships with her children and grandchildren. She responded to questions from members of the audience.

This was an event in the History and Biography Pavilion of the 12th annual National Book Festival, held on the National Mall.

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*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Book Discussion on Elizabeth the Queen

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308236-11
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Sep 23, 2012
Last Aired:
Nov 24, 2012

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  • Sep 23, 2012 | 4:36pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Sep 24, 2012 | 5:45am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Sep 30, 2012 | 8:00am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Nov 23, 2012 | 1:15am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Nov 24, 2012 | 7:15am EST | C-SPAN 2
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