In looking to the monarchy’s future, we follow in his footsteps. He was its original moderniser in our times.
Posts Tagged: George VI
William Shawcross: ‘Grief is the price we must pay for love’, as the Queen said. How much she will feel that now.
Far from being a reactionary as sometimes caricatured, he was always compassionate and open-minded, as well as brave.
All three PMs did about as well as anyone could in the circumstances, and all three, so far as one can see, are doomed.
A new biography of the ruthless, devious, vulgar, brilliant newspaperman who in 1940 became Minister of Aircraft Production.
It is an extremely tough task to prepare to be a constitutional monarch, or indeed to take on the actual role.
Commentators who think Elizabeth II has not done much to preserve the monarchy tend not to have imagined what another monarch might have been like.