Elizabeth (Bowes-Lyon) Windsor
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Elizabeth Angela Marguerite (Bowes-Lyon) Windsor (1900 - 2002)

Lady Elizabeth Angela Marguerite "Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother" Windsor formerly Bowes-Lyon
Born in St Paul's Walden, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdommap
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Wife of — married 26 Apr 1923 in Westminster Abbey, London, Englandmap
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Died at age 101 in Windsor, Berkshire, England, United Kingdommap
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Elizabeth (Bowes-Lyon) Windsor was a centenarian, living to age 101.

Lady Elizabeth Angela Marguerite Bowes-Lyon was the Queen Consort of King George VI from 1936 until his death in 1952. After this time she was known as Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, to avoid confusion with her daughter, Queen Elizabeth II.

Born into a family of British nobility, Elizabeth came to prominence in 1923 when she married the Duke of York, the second son of King George V and Queen Mary. The couple and their daughters Elizabeth and Margaret embodied traditional ideas of family and public service. The Duchess undertook a variety of public engagements and became known for her consistently cheerful countenance.

In 1936, Elizabeth's husband unexpectedly became king when his older brother, Edward VIII, abdicated in order to marry the American divorcée Wallis Warfield Simpson. Elizabeth then became queen. She accompanied her husband on diplomatic tours to France and North America before the start of the Second World War. During the war, her seemingly indomitable spirit provided moral support to the British public. After the war, her husband's health deteriorated, and she was widowed at the age of 51. Her elder daughter, aged 25, became the new queen.

Elizabeth Angela Marguerite Lyon was born on the 4th of August 1900, probably at St Pauls Walden Bury, Hertfordshire, England, the 18th century mansion owned by her father's family. [1] She was baptised on 23 September 1900 at Walden, Hertfordshire, England. [2]


Date: 1901. Place: Walden St Paul, Hertfordshire, England [3]

Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon married Albert Frederick Arthur George Windsor on the 26th of April 1923, at Westminster Abbey.[4]


She was invested as a Dame Grand Cross, Order of the British Empire (G.B.E.) in 1927.
She was decorated with the award of the Imperial Order of the Crown of India (C.I.) in 1931.
She was invested as a Lady Companion, Order of the Garter (L.G.) in 1936.
She was decorated with the award of the Royal Victorian Chain in 1937.
She was invested as a Dame Grand Cross, Royal Victorian Order (G.C.V.O.) in 1937.
She was invested as a Lady Companion, Order of the Thistle (L.T.) in 1937.[5]
Date: 30 Mar 2002
Place: Windsor, Windsor and Maidenhead Royal Borough, Berkshire, England[6][7][8]

Burial Place: St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, Windsor, Berkshire, England[9][10]


  1. GRO Online Index: Name: LYON, ELIZABETH ANGELA MARGUERITE; Mother's Maiden Name: CAVENDISH BENTINCK; GRO Ref: 1900 Sept Qtr, HITCHIN, Vol. 03A Pg. 667.
  2. Source: #S-1012547943 Page: Place: Walden, Hertfordshire, England; Collection: St Paul; -; Date Range: 1875 - 1906; Film Number: 991399 APID: 1,1351::5892944
  3. Source: #S-1842078137 Page: Class: RG13; Piece: 1300; Folio: 170; Page: 5. Note: Ancestry Record uki1901 #7598844 Note: Data: Text: Birth date: abt 1900 Birth place: St Pauls Walden, Hertfordshire, England Residence date: 1901 Residence place: Walden St Paul, Hertfordshire, England APID: 1,7814::7598844
  4. "England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVZG-32DX : 8 October 2014), Elizabeth A M Bowes-Lyon and null, 1923; from "England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005," database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing 1923, quarter 2, vol. 1A, p. 909, St. George Hanover Square, London, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.
  5. The Peerage: The Queen Mother
  6. Source: #S-1013473414 APID: 1,2190::5385611
  7. Source: #S-1482123925 APID: 1,70699::983820
  8. Source: #S-1013104574 APID: 1,60526::4547
  9. Source: #S-1482123925 APID: 1,70699::983820
  10. Source: #S-1013104574 APID: 1,60526::4547
  • Lawrence Goldman, ‘Elizabeth (1900–2002)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, Jan 2006; online edn, Jan 2011 accessed 31 Oct 2017
  • Find a Grave, database and images  : accessed 10 April 2021), memorial page for Elizabeth Angela Marguerite “Queen Mother” Bowes-Lyon Windsor (4 Aug 1900–30 Mar 2002), Find A Grave: Memorial #6300546, citing St. George's Chapel, Windsor, Windsor and Maidenhead Royal Borough, Berkshire, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .

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Bowes-Lyon-127 and Bowes-Lyon-5 appear to represent the same person because: obvious duplicate
posted by [Living Kelts]

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