- Author Sinead Fitzgibbon
I do so love these History in an Hour books, everything you need to know about a particular topic in bitesize form. Their self-proclaimed aim is to distill a topic or period from history down into the must-know facts, so that if you enjoy it, you can then go on to read more from other sources.
I don’t think there was anything particularly new in this one for me, although perhaps it did connect some of the dots from the generation preceding the Queen, and made the film The King’s Speech fit into place. Even though I knew a lot of it, it’s still fun to refresh your memory, and these short but sweet books are a great way of doing so.