Queen Elizabeth II: A Life in History
20th Century • 24m
Queen Elizabeth II was born in a totally different world to today. Her life spanned decades of profound change, both in the United Kingdom and around the globe.
In this special programme, Dan Snow and royal historian Prof. Kate Williams reflect on the early years of Elizabeth II’s remarkable life, and how that was shaped by her experiences before she became queen.
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