The half-century since Elizabeth II's coronation in 1952 has witnessed many changes, some for good and some for ill. Among these, she has been one of the few constants.
Fifty Years Our Queen recounts her amazing life as Canada and the Commonwealth celebrate the Golden Jubilee of her accession to the throne. Elizabeth II is a figure whose faultless devotion to duty flourishes in an age of individual self-gratification. Endowed with high spirits and a great sense of humour, she at the same time carries out her duties with unfailing dignity and decorum.
Fifty Years Our Queen examines the life of this outstanding personality and monarch, her difficult role as Queen of over thirty million diverse Canadians, her international stature, as well as her family life. With emphasis on her Canadian experiences, it seeks to explain how despite the contradictions of the modern democratic era, Elizabeth II has never lost the public's esteem or good will.