A Brief History of the Private Life of Elizabeth II
Elizabeth II is now the longest-reigning British monarch. Her life has been exhaustively documented, but what of the woman beneath the crown? Who are her friends? How does she feel about the demands of duty? What are her hobbies? Examining her early life, the training she received, and her attitudes to national life, historian Michael Paterson offers a refreshing portrayal of Britain's figurehead.
The Last Tsar
The fate of Tsar Nicholas II and his family has long occupied the public imagination. The autocratic ruler was responsible for mass imprisonment, pogroms and the shooting of demonstrators, yet photographs show him as a shy, gentle family man. This history outlines the personal and political background that shaped his reign.