Queen"s Diamond Jubilee: Philip Ziegler, one of our most celebrated historians, looks back on a spectacular 2012

The year Britain lit up the world: Philip Ziegler, one of our most celebrated historians, looks back on a spectacular 2012 | UPDATED: 00:21 GMT, 30 December 2012 Resolutely low-key, extraordinary in her ordinariness, the Queen in the 60 years of her reign has shown total dedication to her task and to her country June 4: Fireworks lit the sky, flags lined the Mall, thousands danced before giant screens…