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Thorns in the crown : the story of the coronation and what it meant for Britain

By: Turner, Barry

075099813X / 9780750998130
Hardback
06/01/2022
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United Kingdom
24 cm 224 pages : illustrations (black and white)
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THE KING IS DEAD, LONG LIVE THE QUEENIt is 1952 and Britain is changing.

The Second World War is over, but the country is still scarred, recovering from six years of horror and still in the grip of food rationing.

The British Empire is crumbling as countries fight for their independence both literally and physically. And George VI, the king who had refused to abandon London, is dead. Thorns in the Crown is the story of a country on the precipice, divided between those who held firm to old values and traditions and those who were fighting for modernity and progression.

Featuring memories and reflections of those who were part of the coronation, Barry Turner presents a unique look at Britain as it came to terms with the second Elizabethan age.

BIC:

BGR Biography: royalty, HBJD1 British & Irish history, HBLW3 Postwar 20th century history, from c 1945 to c 2000, HBTB Social & cultural history

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