Who made modern Britain the country it is today? What does it mean to be the new Elizabethans? In this history title, spanning back to when Queen Elizabeth became queen in 1953, Andrew Marr traces the people who have made Britain the country it is today. From the activists to the artists, the sports heroes to the innovators, the people who pushed forward, changed the conversation, encouraged people to eat better, to sing, think and to protest.
How will this generation be remembered in a hundred years’ time? And when you look back at Britain’s toughest moments in the past seventy years, what do you learn about its people and its values? This is the story of the new Elizabethans – the story of how 1950s Britain evolved into the diverse country it is today. In short, it is the history of modern Britain.