New PDF release: The queen mother : the untold story of Elizabeth Bowes Lyon,

By Queen consort of George VI King of Great Britain Elizabeth; Queen consort of George VI King of Great Britain Elizabeth; Campbell, Colin

ISBN-10: 1250018978

ISBN-13: 9781250018977

Campbell exhibits us that the untold lifetime of Elizabeth, the Queen mom, is much extra fascinating and relocating than the authentic model that has been peddled seeing that 1923. Elizabeth's existence has been choked with controversy-- starting with the mysterious situations of her delivery, the jobs she performed in her daughters' marriages, and her courting with Princess Diana.

summary: Campbell exhibits us that the untold lifetime of Elizabeth, the Queen mom, is much extra fascinating and relocating than the reliable model that has been peddled in view that 1923. Elizabeth's lifestyles has been choked with controversy-- starting with the mysterious conditions of her delivery, the jobs she performed in her daughters' marriages, and her dating with Princess Diana

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Highclere Castle was relatively near to Windsor Castle, where the young princesses spent most of the war. Queen Elizabeth, who much preferred British aristocrats to royals of any persuasion, liked Porchy and had nothing against a prospective union between him and her elder daughter. On the other hand, she made it clear that she disliked the possibility of a marriage between her daughter and Philip, to whom she referred disparagingly as ‘the Hun’. King George VI, however, watched the budding friendship with growing horror, and when it became apparent that it was in danger of blossoming into a fully-fledged romance, took active steps to discourage it.

They endured the status of a lower class of person, even if they were well off financially. Caught somewhere between the lower classes and the impoverished gentry, they belonged to no world at a time when social position was a point fixed at birth and unchangeable till death. The progeny of an aristocrat and a servant were in an even more invidious position, for they were perceived to be of the rank of their non-aristocratic parent. The only exceptions to this rule were officially recognised royal bastards, but since Lord and Lady Glamis were not royal, and there was no prospect of their elevating any bastard the way Charles II had created the Dukes of St.

All her life, whether in the guise of the Honourable Elizabeth Bowes Lyon, Lady Elizabeth Bowes Lyon, the Duchess of York, Queen and Empress Consort Elizabeth, or Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, Elizabeth had recoiled from unpleasantness. Distressing scenes were more than anathema to her; she had spent her whole life actively avoiding them. Departing this life in the presence of the person she loved above all others on this earth would certainly have been distressing for both of them, and many people who knew her and the Prince of Wales well expressed the view that it had been merciful that he was absent.

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