Queen Consort & Queen Mum with Gareth Russell (ep 147)

British History: Royals, Rebels, and Romantics

Feb 1 2023 • 1 hr 5 mins

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.

Show Notes:

Carol Ann Lloyd

Gareth Russell
podcast: Single Malt History

  • Illustrated Introduction to the Tudors (2014)
  • The Emperors: How Europe’s Rulers Were Destroyed by the First World War (2014)
  • A History of the English Monarchy from Boadicea to Elizabeth I (2015)
  • Young and Damned and Fair: The Life of Catherine Howard, Fifth Wife of Henry VIII (2017)
  • Ship of Dreams: The Sinking of the Titanic and End of the Edwardian Era (2019)
  • Do Let’s Have Another Drink!: The Dry Wit and Fizzy life of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother (2022)

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Creative Director: Lindsey Lindstrom
Music: History by Andy_Grey via Audio Jungle, Music Broadcast License

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