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Elizabeth (queen consort of George VI of Great Britain)

Elizabeth, 1900–2002, queen consort of George VI of Great Britain, mother of Elizabeth II and Princess Margaret, b. London. She was Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon until her marriage (1923). During the Blitz in World War II, she and the king remained in London, becoming symbols of courage to the British people. Elizabeth assumed the title Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, when her daughter was crowned. An active public figure, affectionately called the "Queen Mum," she was chancellor of the Univ. of London (1955–80) and one of the most enduringly popular members of the royal family.

See biography by W. Shawcross (2009).

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Elizabeth (1900–2002) ( Queen Mother) British Queen Consort of George VI, b. Lady Bowes-Lyon. Elizabeth married George in 1923. They had two children, Elizabeth (later Elizabeth II) and Margaret (1930–2002). In 1936 she unexpectedly became Queen when George's elder brother, Edward VIII, abdicated. A popular figure, respected for her steadfastness during the Blitz, large celebrations marked her 100th birthday.

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