The British monarchy – Seen and thus believed
— Britain falls back in love with its dutiful, tireless monarch
Jan 26th 2012, 21:59 by Bagehot – The Economist
TO his slight surprise Bagehot was recently asked to review all the new biographies of Queen Elizabeth II being published to mark 2012, her 60th year on the throne. It was a bit like asking an agnostic to be Vatican correspondent, but five books, 1500 pages and a lot of corgi anecdotes later, I finally surfaced.