The Queen Mother: The Official Biography

By William Shawcross

The respectable and definitive biography of Queen Elizabeth the Queen mom: consort of King George VI, mom of Queen Elizabeth II, grandmother of Prince Charles, and the main cherished British monarch of the 20th century.
Elizabeth Angela Marguerite Bowes-Lyon—the 9th of the Earl of Strathmore’s ten children—was born on August four, 1900, and, definitely, not anyone can have imagined that her lengthy lifestyles (she died in 2002) may come to mirror a altering country over the process a whole century. Vividly unique, written with unrestricted entry to her own papers, letters, and diaries, this candid royal biography by means of William Shawcross is additionally a novel heritage of england within the 20th century.

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496 seventy six Duchess of York to Violet Cavendish-Bentinck, 21 December 1923, Glamis documents (CH) seventy seven Duchess of York, diary, 22 December 1923, RA QEQM/PRIV/DIARY/3 seventy eight Duchess of York, diary, 25 December 1923, RA QEQM/PRIV/DIARY/3 seventy nine Duchess of York, diary, thirteen January 1924, RA QEQM/PRIV/DIARY/4 eighty Duchess of York, diary, eight January 1924, RA QEQM/PRIV/DIARY/4 eighty one Graves and Hodge, pp. 118–19 eighty two Duchess of York to King George V, 14 January [1924], RA GV/PRIV/AA61/343 eighty three King George V to Duke of York, eight January 1924, RA GV/PRIV/AA61/196, quoted in Wheeler-Bennett, p.

A hundred and five RA QM/PRIV/QMD/1921: nine September 106 Airlie, p. 167 107 Queen Mary to Duke of York, 28 September 1921, RA GVI/PRIV/RF/11 108 Duke of York to Queen Mary, 29 September 1921, RA QM/PRIV/CC11/19 109 Duke of York to King George V, 2 October 1921, RA GV/PRIV/AA61/88 one hundred ten Duke of York to woman Elizabeth Bowes Lyon, 2 October 1921, Glamis files, field 270 111 woman Airlie to Queen Mary, 2 October 1921, RA QM/PRIV/CC47/684 112 girl Elizabeth Bowes Lyon to Beryl Poignand, Friday, n.

By means of the top of the afternoon he will be ‘dead beat’. 22 The King advised the Duke of Gloucester, ‘I believe burned out … i've been struggling with an lousy response from the tension of the warfare i guess. ’23 He discovered that no drugs, no longer even Dr Weir’s homeopathic powders, did him a lot reliable. the one treatment used to be being out within the outdoor. The Queen informed Queen Mary, ‘to my pleasure Bertie has taken to stalking back, this means that he has extra power, & it really is doing him sturdy. He used to be very drained once we bought up the following on the finish of August, for the summer time were very hard.

214 The stopover at inspired the Duchess in her a little wry love for France. She gave her buddy D’Arcy Osborne a brilliant description of its excessive issues. She was once quite struck while at one dinner an ‘enormous’ Frenchman: essentially sank directly to his knees beside me, & gurgled ‘If in simple terms we had humans such as you either in France’ and so on and so on while I pretended that it used to be relatively O. okay. to have a massive Frenchman with a Légion d’Honneur in his buttonhole kneeling violently beside one. They don’t suggest a note they are saying, yet they're so great, & so nasty.

It used to be an extended night. After flying to Toronto the subsequent morning she talked with 100 recipients of Gold Medals of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme, after which attended a reception for officials of her 3 regiments, the Canadian Forces scientific prone, the Black Watch of Canada and the Toronto Scottish Regiment. That night the Lieutenant Governor, the Hon. Pauline McGibbon, gave a dinner for 1,500 humans. Queen Elizabeth endeared herself to the Black Watch pipers by means of chatting with them at size sooner than the dinner.

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