#206 | Queen Elizabeth II

English Learning for Curious Minds

28-10-2021 • 27 minutos

She is the longest-serving monarch in British history and has lived through 14 British prime ministers and 13 US presidents.

In this episode, we'll take a look at the remarkable life of Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor, and ask ourselves how she, the monarchy, and the country have changed since she became queen almost 70 years ago.

  • Why Elizabeth was an unlikely queen
  • King Edward VIII and his abdication
  • The death of King George VI
  • The young life of Elizabeth
  • Becoming queen in 1952
  • The changing world in 1952
  • The personal life of Queen Elizabeth
  • How much do we actually know about her views?
  • How has the British monarchy changed since she took the throne?
  • Is Queen Elizabeth still popular in Britain?
  • The controversies of Queen Elizabeth
  • 1992: her "annus horribilis"
  • Recent controversies: Windsor Castle, Diana, Harry & Meghan, Prince Andrew
  • The language of Queen Elizabeth: "The Queen's English"

Full transcript, subtitles and key vocabulary available on the website: https://www.leonardoenglish.com/podcasts/queen-elizabeth-ii


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