Robert Lacey is a bestselling author who has been writing about the Queen for nearly 40 years. He is a historian and biographer whose research has taken him from the Middle East to America’s Midwest. Majesty, his pioneering biography of Queen Elizabeth II, is the definitive study of British monarchy. He is also the author of The Queen: A Life in Brief
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In the new series of The Crown, the Queen is seen visiting the Duke of Windsor (as Edward VIII became on his abdication) just a few weeks before his death. Although the series does take some liberties with historical fact, this meeting did take place and the Duke did make considerable efforts to get off his sickbed to greet his niece-monarch as a subject should. This event is described in Robert Lacey's The Queen.
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She became the heir to the British throne because her uncle had resigned and became Queen Elizabeth II aged just 25, after her father’s early death in 1952. The royal biographer Robert Lacey considers Elizabeth Windsor (1926-2022), her family history, her legacy and what made her so successful as Britain’s titular head of state.