The Reign – Part 1

This begins the story of how life in Britain changed astonishingly over 70 years while the one figure who embodied the country seemed to change hardly at all.

Part One, “The Way It Was”, covers the years from her accession in 1952 to the arrival of Margaret Thatcher in Downing Street 1979. Part Two, “The Way It Became”, will take the story forward to her death in September 2022.

Extra material for Part One is available online: