It's a delight to walk the faith trail trodden by monarchs past, the monarch present and the monarch to come with the discriminating mind and poised pen of Catherine Pepinster as one's guide. It's real knowledge; impressively transmitted. Her faith is central to the character of The Queen and fundamental to the understanding of her reign yet in our secular time this is not always fully appreciated. Thanks to Defenders of the Faith, it is now.
fascinating, thorough and timely...[Pepinster] shines particularly in the task of sketching the faith of the Queen, about which, as she rightly remarks, the stacks of royal biographies make "barely a mention".
The most valuable part of Defenders of the Faith shows how Queen Elizabeth II has responded to the vastly changed ecumenical and interfaith picture since the Second World War.
an authoritative and timely exploration of the British monarchy