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Queen Elizabeth II

Duration: 08:50

With the nation preparing to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, Jenni Murray is joined by historian Sarah Gristwood to look at the reign of Queen Elizabeth the Second – less than 4 years away from surpassing Queen Victoria as Britain's longest reigning monarch, and who, having witnessed the popularity of her family fluctuate wildly over the years, is now enjoying a high of monarchist feelings.

Available since: Fri 1 Jun 2012

This clip is from

Woman's Hour 01/06/2012

Queen Elizabeth II, Kat Driscoll, Geoffrey and Ben Beattie. Presented by Jenni Murray.

First broadcast: 01 Jun 2012

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