In celebration of the incredible life of HM Queen Elizabeth II, here is the history of her reign, told through the enthralling life stories of The Queen and 25 amazing people who have called Britain home.
The reign of HM Queen Elizabeth II has been long and eventful. Over the past 70 years, Great Britain has seen incredible changes in the ways we live, think and feel, shaped by the inspiring people who were born in Britain or arrived on its shores.
As we commemorate the Queen’s life and reign, learn about her extraordinary life and 25 other amazing history-makers – from modern pioneers, leaders and scientists to writers, athletes and activists – in this fully updated new special edition paperback. Each beautifully illustrated page spread is devoted to a tale of an incredible Briton, told by talented writer and children’s book critic Imogen Russell Williams and brought to life by Sara Mulvanny’s vivid colour illustration. The book also features a gloriously illustrated timeline, showing key events from Queen Elizabeth’s long reign.
Discover the life-changing events of the last 70 years, from the foundation of the NHS by Aneurin Bevan to the creation of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine by Sarah Gilbert. Learn about how amazing activists like Paul Stephenson and Malala Yousafzai fought hard for equal rights for all, and scientists like Stephen Hawking and Tim Berners-Lee made incredible advances that allowed us to know more about the universe, or communicate in a whole new way via the Internet. Find out about the fantastic achievements of athletes like Mo Farah and Tanni Grey-Thompson and writers like Judith Kerr and Lemn Sissay, despite the challenges they faced. The tales include key figures from all areas of British life – science, medicine, entertainment, sports, activism and more.
Featuring the inspirational lives and achievements of amazing people such as Alan Turing, Kelly Holmes, Stormzy and Anita Roddick, this book is not only a glorious celebration of Queen Elizabeth’s life and reign, but also the citizens who have contributed to such an incredible 70 years on the throne.