Love history? Know your stuff with History in an Hour. Elizabeth II is the longest lived and, after Queen Victoria, second longest reigning monarch of the United Kingdom. From her coronation in 1953 to her Diamond Jubilee in 2012, Queen Elizabeth II has stood on the world stage as the figurehead for Britain. The Queen: History in an Hour tells the story of the Queen Elizabeth II’s life and long reign, her royal duties, service during the Second World War, public perception and the transformation of the British Empire into the Commonwealth of Nations under her rule. In the Diamond Jubilee year this is essential reading for Royalists and Republicans alike. Love history? Know your stuff with History in an Hour… ‘If the past is a foreign country, History in an Hour is like a high-class tour operator, offering delightfully enjoyable short breaks in the rich and diverse continent of our shared past’ Dominic Sandbrook ‘The practice of History is ever-evolving, and the History In An Hour idea brings it back up to date for the digital age’ Andrew Roberts, Bookseller ‘This is genius’ MacWorld.com Sinead Fitzgibbon graduated from university with a degree in Economics, before leaving her native Ireland to work in investment banking in Sydney for six years. She returned to the UK in 2007 to pursue her writing career. She has always loved history, literature and art – and spends most weekends in London’s multitude of museums, art galleries and bookshops. • Published to coincide with the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, with events planned throughout 2012.• History in an Hour is a bestselling series of e-books and apps that summarise key areas of world history in digest form, with each title taking no more than sixty minutes to read.• This is history for busy people – concise, authoritative, well-researched and entertainingly written for a quick and informative read.• History in an Hour titles have been topping the e-book chart since September 2010• www.historyinanhour.com is a comprehensive website run by the series editor, Rupert Colley. Rupert is a librarian who began the series from his home office.• History in an Hour will be launched with a fresh new look and updated content in Autumn 2011, backed by an online advertising campaign and major PR coverage.
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