Elizabeth feels that her education makes her inadequate to converse with clever statesmen so she enlists the aid of private tutor Professor Hogg. Following the Russians exploding the H-bomb Foreign Secretary Eden is sent to America to see President Eisenhower but he is not a well man and the talks do not go ahead whilst back home Churchill also suffers a stroke but keeps it from the queen, to stay in office. Learning the truth she is angry and rebukes him as well as standing up to the out-going Lascelles over the choice of his successor, having learnt self-confidence, rather than facts from her tutor.
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Did You Know?
The Queen addresses three corgis by name: Honey, Sugar and Pippin. All three existed in real life, and Sugar was photographed with the Royal Family for the cover of Australian Women's Women's Weekly in 1959. See more
Mention is made of Eisenhower's preoccupation with the military-industrial complex. That term did not enter common parlance until years later, after his farewell address in 1961. See more
John F. Dulles
[seeing Eden slumped in his chair
That is not a sleeping man, that is a sad metaphor. The second greatest man in what used to be the greatest nation in the world.