Elizabeth II, Queen of England

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'''Elizabeth II, [[Monarch of England|Queen of England]]''' from 1952
 
'''Elizabeth II, [[Monarch of England|Queen of England]]''' from 1952
  
Elizabeth was born [[Apr 21]], 1926 as the daughter of [[George VI, King of England|George]] who would later become King, by his wife Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon.  George her father was not the eldest surviving son and so had no pretensions to become king.  George's elder brother  [[Edward VIII, King of England|Edward]] had been Prince of Wales for decades, he however, after becoming king in 1936, abdicated that same year so that he could marry his lover [[Bessie Wallis Warfield|Wallis Warfield]].  Edward and Wallis were then given the title the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, and George, the second son, became King instead.  George was King from 1936 to 1952, his wife Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, a commoner, became Queen.
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Elizabeth was born [[Apr 21]], 1926 as the daughter of [[George VI, King of England|George]] who would later become King, by his wife Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon.  George her father was not the eldest surviving son and so had no pretensions to become king.  George's elder brother  [[Edward VIII, King of England|Edward]] had been Prince of Wales for decades, he however, after becoming king in 1936, abdicated that same year so that he could marry his lover [[Bessie Wallis Warfield|Wallis Warfield]].  Edward and Wallis were then given the titles "The Duke and Duchess of Windsor", and George, the second son, became King instead.  George was King from 1936 to 1952, his wife Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, a commoner, became Queen.
  
 
Elizabeth succeeded her father, upon his death in 1952. Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon her mother, then became the "Queen Mother" (also called Dowager Queen), and lived to the extraordinary age of 102 dying in 2002.  Elizabeth married Philip a prince of Greece who took the name Mountbatten after his uncle.  Philip was not of Greek ethnic origin, his family ruled Greece but were mostly of German ancestry.
 
Elizabeth succeeded her father, upon his death in 1952. Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon her mother, then became the "Queen Mother" (also called Dowager Queen), and lived to the extraordinary age of 102 dying in 2002.  Elizabeth married Philip a prince of Greece who took the name Mountbatten after his uncle.  Philip was not of Greek ethnic origin, his family ruled Greece but were mostly of German ancestry.

Revision as of 09:33, 31 August 2007

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