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Virtual Displays: Remembering Queen Elizabeth II

This guide showcases eBook versions of physical displays at the Fr. Leonard Alvey Library.

Who was Queen Elizabeth II?

Queen Elizabeth was the longest reigning British monarch as the queen on England. She was born in 1926 and at the age of 25 became queen after her father's death and she would continue to rule for 70 years. As a constitutional monarch, she was formally the head of the state for the United Kingdom and despite having no power over the British government, she still meet weekly with the elected prime minister of the country and helped shape several royal policies. She is often noted for her grace and dignity throughout family turbulence over the years that have ranged from Diana's tragic death following her divorce from the now King Charles to accusations of racism and abuse within the royal family made by Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex. Queen Elizabeth II died on Sept. 8th, 2022, a little over a year after her husband's death.

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