Queen Elizabeth II Dies At 96 : Consider This from NPR Queen Elizabeth II, the monarch of Britain since 1952, died on Thursday at the age of 96. She reigned for longer than any other ruler of the United Kingdom, spanning seventy years and fifteen prime ministers.

NPR's Frank Langfitt brings us the story of her life and reign, including the ups and downs of the royal family during her tenure.

In participating regions, you'll also hear a local news segment to help you make sense of what's going on in your community.

Email us at considerthis@npr.org.

The Life And Reign Of Queen Elizabeth II

The Life And Reign Of Queen Elizabeth II

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LONDON - FEBRUARY 29: Queen Elizabeth II smiles as she opens the refurbished East Wing of Somerset House, on February 29, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Eddie Mulholland - WPA Pool/Getty Images) WPA Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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LONDON - FEBRUARY 29: Queen Elizabeth II smiles as she opens the refurbished East Wing of Somerset House, on February 29, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Eddie Mulholland - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

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Queen Elizabeth II, the monarch of Britain since 1952, died on Thursday at the age of 96. She reigned for longer than any other ruler of the United Kingdom, spanning seventy years and fifteen prime ministers.

NPR's Frank Langfitt brings us the story of her life and reign, including the ups and downs of the royal family during her tenure.

In participating regions, you'll also hear a local news segment to help you make sense of what's going on in your community.

Email us at considerthis@npr.org.

This episode was produced by Noah Caldwell. It was edited by Bridget Kelley and Kevin Beesley. Our executive producer is Sami Yenigun.