Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon married the Duke of York in 1923, reluctantly joining the royal family. Little more than a decade later, she was at the heart of the abdicating crisis when her husband became King George VI. The new king and queen stabilized the monarchy and inspired the nation during the dark days of World War II. Then in 1952, devastated by the death of her husband, Queen Elizabeth shifted from her role as Queen Consort to Queen Mother, a position she would hold until her death in 2002 at age 101.. Gareth Russell joins us this week to discuss this remarkable woman and her place in the ever-changing royal family.
Carol Ann Lloyd
podcast: Single Malt History
Creative Director: Lindsey Lindstrom
Music: History by Andy_Grey via Audio Jungle, Music Broadcast License
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