Robert Lacey’s book Monarch: The Life and Reign of Elizabeth II was featured in this article by The Daily Beast:
Helena as Margaret. Olivia Colman as QEII. Prince Charles as a full-grown lad. “The Crown” can’t come back soon enough. These books can help satisfy your royal hunger.
Monarch: The Life and Reign of Elizabeth II by Robert Lacey (Free Press)
It is no surprise that Lacey is an adviser on The Crown, since hardly anyone alive knows more about the English monarchy in general and Queen Elizabeth II in particular. One of the most underrated biographers at work today (his life of Henry Fords I &II is a masterwork that deserves to be much better known), Lacey turns Elizabeth into a three-dimensional person in a book that will forever change the way you see her. She’s funny, devoted to her job, and terribly smart—clearly she’s the most intelligent member of the royal family, so much so that you almost feel sorry for her having to deal with dolts all day. Lacey doesn’t worship the Queen, but he plainly respects her and likes her from afar, and his sentiments are contagious.
Read the full article: https://www.thedailybeast.com/books-to-read-while-waiting-for-the-crown-to-come-back