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 Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon (Elizabeth Angela Marguerite) (4 August 1900 – 30 March 2002), later Queen Elizabeth ("Elizabeth"), was the Queen Consort of George VI of the United Kingdom from 1936 to 1952 and the mother of his successor, Queen Elizabeth II, the current British monarch.
Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon was the fourth daughter and the ninth of ten children of Claude George Bowes-Lyon, Lord Glamis, (later 14th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne), and his wife, Nina Cecilia Cavendish-Bentinck.
Elizabeth laid her bouquet at the Tomb of the Unknown Warrior on her way into the Abbey, a gesture which every royal bride since has copied, though she chose to do this on the way back from the altar rather than to it.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Elizabeth_Bowes-Lyon   (2991 words)

  
 MSN Encarta - Elizabeth II
Elizabeth visited the country in 2002 during her tour of Commonwealth countries to mark the golden jubilee of her accession to the throne; a year also marked by the deaths of her mother, and sister Margaret.
The primary role of Elizabeth throughout this period was that of a symbol of unity and continuity within the Commonwealth of Nations, the member countries of which she frequently visited along with her husband.
Elizabeth’s reign has been marked by vast changes in the lives of her people and in the power and prestige of her country.
uk.encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761556932/Elizabeth_II.html   (453 words)

  
 Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon's honours - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Before her husband's accession to the throne, she was known as Her Royal Highness The Duchess of York, and before her marriage she was styled The Lady Elizabeth Bowes Lyon as the daughter of the 14th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne.
From 1952 to her death in 2002 Elizabeth Bowes Lyon was known as Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother.
Elizabeth held the distinction of being the last surviving Queen of Ireland and Empress of India.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Elizabeth_Bowes-Lyon's_honours   (350 words)

  
 Monarch of the glen: the 'little Scottish wife'
Whether or not, Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon was aware of the legend of the monster as she spent her childhood summers playing with her brothers and sisters in the endless corridors and turrets of the castle, is pure conjecture.
When, after a lengthy courtship, Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon eventually agreed to marry the Duke of York, the shy, retiring second son of King George V, there was no expectation that they would ever ascend the throne.
LADY Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon was born on August 4, 1900, in England, not Scotland.
www.electricscotland.com /history/scotsman/queen_mother.htm   (2370 words)

  
 BBC NEWS UK Profile: Queen Elizabeth
Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon twice rejected proposals of marriage from King George V's second son Bertie because she was frightened of the restrictions that being a member of the Royal Family would place on her life.
Elizabeth maintained a life-long feud with the Duchess of Windsor, engineering a wholesale clear-out of her friends from Court and ensuring that the duchess was denied the title of Her Royal Highness.
Elizabeth, who was deeply religious, was also offended by the thought of Edward marrying a divorcee.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/uk/2689033.stm   (712 words)

  
 Guardian Unlimited Special reports Part 1: Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon
Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon was born in London, in the hot summer of 1900, to the Bowes-Lyons, one of Scotland's leading aristocratic families.
Elizabeth's elder brother, Fergus, was killed at the battle of Loos while she spent the war years in Glamis caring for wounded soldiers.
However, as the upper classes foxtrotted their way into the 1920s, Elizabeth caught the eye of a number of men, one of whom was the King's second son, Prince Albert.
www.guardian.co.uk /queenmother/article/0,2763,328880,00.html   (274 words)

  
 TIME Europe TIME Trail: Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother
Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon was born on August 4, 1900, the ninth child of the Earl of Strathmore.
Elizabeth's response to the crisis was to promise, "We'll do the best we can." But she saw the desertion of duty on the part of Edward VIII as unforgivable (TIME, May 17, 1937).
At the age of five, Elizabeth met her future husband — at a tea party where she is said to have given the young Prince Albert the cherries on her cake.
www.time.com /time/europe/timetrails/queenmother   (811 words)

  
 Britannia: Monarchs of Britain
Elizabeth II, born April 21, 1926, is the eldest daughter of George VI and Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon.
Elizabeth's travels have won the adulation of her subjects; she is greeted with honest enthusiasm and warm regard with each visit abroad.
Elizabeth is, by far, the best known of these, and is the most widely traveled Head of State in the world.
www.britannia.com /history/monarchs/mon63.html   (493 words)

  
 Worldroots.com
Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, daughter of Lord Glamis, it is not certain, however, just where she was born, although St. Paul's Waldenbury is credited for the event.
In the summer of 1915 her brother, Captain Fergus Bowes-Lyon, was killed in war action.
Elizabeth II returned, the Queen Mother made her first unaccompanied visit when she went to visit the United States, where she was entertained by President Eisenhower as well as by her friend, Mrs.
worldroots.com /brigitte/royal/bio/elizabethboweslyonbio.html   (2903 words)

  
 Queen Mother Tribute
The Queen Mother was born Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, on 4 August 1900, the ninth of 10 children of Lord and Lady Glamis.
Elizabeth resumed her public duties, and in time becoming as busy as Queen Mother as she had been as Queen.
As an attractive young woman Elizabeth spent much of her time mixing with the highest in society including the young Prince Albert, the second son of George the Fifth, who would later become George VI.
www.1st4fun.net /queenmother.htm   (1072 words)

  
 CNN.com - Transcripts
It was Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon who then became queen and mother to the current queen, who gave her husband courage, strength and spine.
At that time, Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon was the duchess of York, sister-in-law of Edward the abdicator.
Few alive today recall that it was the queen mother, Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, who actually rescued the British monarchy before the second world war.
edition.cnn.com /TRANSCRIPTS/0203/30/bn.01.html   (6625 words)

  
 boys clothing : British royalty Elizabeth II
The Queen Mother was born Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon on August, 4 1900, the ninth of 10 children.
Elizabeth was the elest daughter of the Duke and Duchess of York.
Elizabeth had a bumpy start in that she was born in an ambulance.
histclo.com /royal/eng/royal-ukez2.htm   (2542 words)

  
 TIME Europe Cover Story: One Is 100 7/24/2000
Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon was the first woman not a princess to marry the son of an English king in more than 200 years, but in every way that counted she was no more a commoner than Henry VIII was uxorious.
Elizabeth's easy grace and warmth, and the cheerful conviviality of her family — so unlike his own — were an immediate magnet and he proposed in 1921.
The nine-year-old Elizabeth stood in for her mom, "rang for tea, poured it out, and made conversation until her mother arrived." She was sharp, too: that same year, already fluent in French, she started an essay on "The Sea" with a Greek quotation.
www.time.com /time/europe/magazine/2000/0724/cover.html   (1348 words)

  
 World Book Elizabeth II
Her father was the Duke of York, second son of King George V. Her mother--now Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother--is the former Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, the daughter of a Scottish earl.
Elizabeth II (1926-...) is the queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
Elizabeth Alexandra Mary was born in London on April 21, 1926.
www.worldbook.com /features/queen/html/elizabethii.htm   (625 words)

  
 Falkland Islands Philatelic Bureau - The Falkland Islands
Elizabeth Angela Marguerite Bowes-Lyon was born on the 4th August 1900, however, there is some debate as to the exact place of her birth.
In 1925, one of Elizabeth's brothers, Fergus, was killed at the Battle of Loos, and Elizabeth's mother was so devastated by the loss of one of her sons, that for a while, Elizabeth had to assume responsibility for the running of the hospital.
During the war the castle was converted to a hospital and whilst Elizabeth was too young to become a nurse, her contribution to the well being of the wounded soldiers proved invaluable.
www.falklands.gov.fk /pb/bat/queen-mother.htm   (1192 words)

  
 Royalty.nu - Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother
The Honorable Elizabeth Angela Marguerite Bowes-Lyon was born on August 4, 1900.
Elizabeth's exact birthplace is the subject of some dispute, but it is known that she was born in England and spent much of her childhood there.
Elizabeth was now the Duchess of York, but she didn't know that she would one day be Britain's queen.
www.royalty.nu /Europe/England/Windsor/QueenMother.html   (1613 words)

  
 Queens' College Cambridge - Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon
Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, wife of King George VI of England, became Patroness of Queens' College in 1948 to mark the quincentenary of the College's foundation.
The most recent court of the College, completed in 1990, was named Lyon Court in her honour.
On the occasion of her 100th birthday on 2000 August 4th, the College sent this greeting:
www.quns.cam.ac.uk /Queens/Misc/BowesLyon.html   (70 words)

  
 Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom - Psychology Central
Her mother was The Duchess of York (née Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon), the daughter of Claude George Bowes-Lyon, 14th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne and his wife, the Countess of Strathmore.
Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor), born 21 April 1926, is Queen of sixteen independent nations known as the Commonwealth Realms (and has previously been Queen of sixteen others).
Elizabeth has never given press interviews, and her views on political issues are largely unknown except to those few heads of government who have private conversations with her.
psychcentral.com /psypsych/Elizabeth_II_of_the_United_Kingdom   (7175 words)

  
 Elizabeth_-_Queen_mother;_biography.htm
Born Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon on August 4, 1900, at St. Paul’s Waldenbury in Hertfordshire, England.
Elizabeth spent an idyllic childhood at both Glamis Castle in Scotland and at her parent’s country estate at St. Paul’s Waldenbury, where she was educated in religion and the arts.
Elizabeth tended to her royal responsibilities, assuming positions in various organizations, which included the Young Women’s Christian Association as well as a number of charities.
www.studentske.sk /anglictina/Elizabeth_-_Queen_mother;_biography.htm   (646 words)

  
 The Queen Mother Fashion History
Lady Elizabeth Bowes Lyon was born in London, UK in 1900 and died in 2002 as Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother.
The Queen Elizabeth charmed the Parisians with her fresh perfect complexion and the layered white floaty dresses in styles that suited her and made her look a picture of assured confidence in the French sun.
Her first daughter Elizabeth became Queen of Great Britain and the Commonwealth in 1952 and was crowned in 1953.
www.fashion-era.com /queen_mother.htm   (1359 words)

  
 Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon - Wikiquote
HM Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother (née Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon)
Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon (August 4, 1900 - March 30, 2002)
Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother popularly known as The Queen Mum
en.wikiquote.org /wiki/Elizabeth_Bowes-Lyon   (391 words)

  
 Manila Bulletin: Queen Elizabeth II's birth anniversary.(Opinion/Editorial)@ HighBeam Research
The Queen was born in London, the elder daughter of King George VI and Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon.
Queen Elizabeth succeeded to the throne on the death of her father on February 6, 1952, and was...
In 1944, she served as a Councilor of State while her father was on the war front in Italy.
highbeam.com /doc/1G1:73687104/Queen+Elizabeth+IIs+birth+...   (220 words)

  
 George VI and Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon
He found his consummate mate in the confident, devoted and self-assured Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, daughter of the fourteenth Earl of Strathmore.
In 1926 Elizabeth urged Bertie to visit renowned speech therapist Lionel Logue, whose techniques were being employed to repair the damaged vocal chords of gassed war veterans.
Bertie, with Elizabeth at his side, met the challenges that lay ahead with fortitude.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/masterpiece/bertie/windsors/bertie_n_eliz.html   (437 words)

  
 The Scotsman - Opinion - Perfect way for Britain to say farewell
It did so with the passing of Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon.
The marriage of Elizabeth to the future George VI would have been broadcast on the infant BBC radio but for the fact that the Archbishop of Canterbury worried it might be listened to in public houses.
In the ever-evolving pattern of state occasions, the funeral of Elizabeth the Queen Mother found a happy compromise between dramatic spectacle and popular identification.
thescotsman.scotsman.com /opinion.cfm?id=383532002   (1240 words)

  
 Bowes origins
There are other Bowes families mentioned by Robert Surtees in his History and Antiquities of the County Palatine of Durham (1816-1840) in which he states: " that there were various sprinklings of the ancient name of Bowes, hesitating between gentry and yeomanry, that occur in wills and registers throughout Allertonshire and Richmondshire.
Mention is made of the name in the reign of Edward 1st and Edward 11 and grants of land were made in Yorkshire to people bearing the name of Bowes.
Families bearing the Bowes name appear to have originated in North Yorkshire and County Durham.
homepages.tesco.net /~john.bowes/Origins.html   (200 words)

  
 Masterpiece Theatre Bertie and Elizabeth
Bertie and Elizabeth charts one of the greatest love stories of the century: the love affair between Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, a beautiful fun-loving young woman from an aristocratic Scottish family and the Duke of York, a shy young man second in line to the throne.
Their happy family life with daughters Elizabeth and Margaret contrasts sharply with the playboy lifestyle of the heir to the throne, Edward VIII, known as David.
His daughter Elizabeth assumed the throne and his widow became the Queen Mother, the most enduringly popular member of the royal family.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/masterpiece/bertie   (342 words)

  
 Royal Genealogies Part 3
Elizabeth calls him, "Darling" in private and he is "Papa" to his sons and daughter.
Elizabeth was the youngest daughter and 9th child.
Spent her childhood at Glamis Castle in Scotland; The precise location of her birth in London is unknown; When she married in 1923, she became HRH the Duchess of York; Queen Elizabeth (known as the smiling Queen) is most beloved by all of her countrymen and women.
ftp.cac.psu.edu /~saw/royal/r03.html   (1796 words)

  
 Historic Royal Palaces
The Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon was the daughter of the Earl and Countess of Strathmore.
Lady Elizabeth's bouquet, created by Edward Goodyear, included white heather and lilies-of-the-valley, with a white rose, the emblem of the county of York, at either side.
She married Prince Albert, the Duke of York (afterwards King George VI), the second son of George V and Queen Mary on 26 April 1923 at Westminster Abbey in London.
www.hrp.org.uk /webcode/content.asp?ID=541   (390 words)

  
 Lady Elizabeth Angela Bowes-Lyon
After the war, the King and Queen undertook a major tour of South Africa in 1947 accompanied by Princesses Margaret and Elizabeth -- the first time a sovereign had been accompanied by family on a state visit.
Despite being the daughter of an earl she was a commoner and hesitant about being drawn into the protocol-driven world of the court, although at that stage there was no hint that her husband-to-be, the Duke of York, would one day be king.
But, duty to the fore, she is credited with making her "Bertie," as he was known, into the King he became, getting the help of a voice coach for his stammer and often taking the lead at social occasions.
worldroots.com /cgi-bin/gasteldb?@I10830@   (1424 words)

  
 H.R.H, Princess Margaret, The Countess of Snowden
Princess Margaret is the younger daughter of King George VI and Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon.
It is believed that this happened because Margaret truly loved another man. Peter Townsend was her love during the 50's but Queen Elizabeth would not allow her sister to marry him and she settled for the the Earl of Snowden.
She was born on August 21, 1930 at Glamis Castle, her grandparents Scottish house.
www.angelfire.com /celeb/historyroyals/mag.html   (202 words)

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