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Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother
Elizabeth Angela Marguerite Bowes-Lyon (4 August 1900 – 30 March 2002) was the wife of King George VI
George VI
and the mother of Queen Elizabeth II and Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon. She was Queen of the United Kingdom and the Dominions from her husband's accession in 1936 until his death in 1952, after which she was known as Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother,[2] to avoid confusion with her daughter. She was the last Empress of India. Born into a family of British nobility, she came to prominence in 1923 when she married the Duke of York, the second son of King George V
King George V
and Queen Mary
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United Kingdom Census 1901
The United Kingdom Census
Census
1901 was the 11th nationwide census conducted in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, and was done on 1 April 1901 "relating to the persons returned as living at midnight on Sunday, March 31st".[1] The total population of the England
England
and Wales, Scotland, and Ireland (including what is now the Republic of Ireland) was 41,458,721 of which 21,356,313 were female and 20,102,406 were male.[citation needed]Contents1 Geographic scope 2 Information included 3 Online access 4 See also 5 References and sourcesGeographic scope[edit] It was divided into three parts: England
England
and Wales, Scotland, and Ireland. The England
England
and Wales
Wales
part of the census contains records for 32 million people and 6 million houses
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Edward VIII Abdication Crisis
In 1936, a constitutional crisis in the British Empire
British Empire
arose when King-Emperor
King-Emperor
Edward VIII
Edward VIII
proposed to marry Wallis Simpson, an American socialite who was divorced from her first husband and was pursuing the divorce of her second. The marriage was opposed by the governments of the United Kingdom and the Dominions of the British Commonwealth. Religious, legal, political and moral objections were raised. As British monarch, Edward was the nominal head of the Church of England, which did not then allow divorced people to remarry in church if their ex-spouses were still alive. For this reason, it was widely believed that Edward could not marry Simpson and remain on the throne.[a] Simpson was perceived to be politically and socially unsuitable as a prospective queen consort because of her two failed marriages
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Empress Of India
Emperor (or Empress) of India was a title used by the British monarchs during the British Raj
British Raj
in the Indian subcontinent
Indian subcontinent
from 1876 (see Royal Titles Act 1876) until 1948,[a][1][2] after India had gained independence from the United Kingdom, when for a transitional period the British monarch was also king of the independent dominions of India and Pakistan. The term "Emperor of India" is also used to refer to pre-British Indian emperors (see List of Indian monarchs)
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Governor-General Of India
The Governor-General
Governor-General
of India (or, from 1858 to 1947, officially the Viceroy
Viceroy
and Governor-General
Governor-General
of India, commonly shortened to Viceroy of India) was originally the head of the British administration in India and, later, after Indian independence in 1947, the representative of the Indian head of state. The office was created in 1773, with the title of Governor-General
Governor-General
of the Presidency of Fort William
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Richard Wellesley, 1st Marquess Wellesley
Richard Colley Wellesley, 1st Marquess Wellesley
Marquess Wellesley
KG PC PC (Ire) (20 June 1760 – 26 September 1842) was styled Viscount Wesley from birth until 1781 and was known as Earl of Mornington
Earl of Mornington
from 1781 until 1799. He was an Irish and British politician and colonial administrator. He was the eldest son of The 1st Earl of Mornington, an Irish peer, and Anne, the eldest daughter of The 1st Viscount Dungannon. His younger brother, Arthur, was Field Marshal The 1st Duke of Wellington. He first made his name as Governor-General of India
Governor-General of India
between 1798 and 1805 and later served as Foreign Secretary in the British Cabinet
British Cabinet
and as Lord Lieutenant of Ireland. Wellesley is an ancestor of Queen Elizabeth II
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William Cavendish-Bentinck, 3rd Duke Of Portland
William Henry Cavendish Cavendish-Bentinck, 3rd Duke of Portland, KG, PC, FRS (14 April 1738 – 30 October 1809), was a British Whig and Tory
Tory
politician of the late Georgian era. He served as Chancellor of the University of Oxford,[when?] Prime Minister of Great Britain (1783) and Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
(1807–09). The 24 years between his two terms as Prime Minister is the longest gap between terms of office of any British prime minister. He was known before 1762 by the courtesy title Marquess of Titchfield. He held a title of every degree of British nobility: Duke, Marquess, Earl, Viscount, and Baron
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Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke Of Wellington
Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, KG, GCB, GCH, PC, FRS (1 May 1769 – 14 September 1852), was an Anglo-Irish soldier and statesman who was one of the leading military and political figures of 19th-century Britain, serving twice as Prime Minister. His defeat of Napoleon
Napoleon
at the Battle of Waterloo
Battle of Waterloo
in 1815 puts him in the first rank of Britain's military heroes. Wellesley was born in Dublin, into the Protestant Ascendancy
Protestant Ascendancy
in Ireland. He was commissioned as an ensign in the British Army
British Army
in 1787, serving in Ireland
Ireland
as aide-de-camp to two successive Lords Lieutenant of Ireland. He was also elected as a Member of Parliament in the Irish House of Commons
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Westminster
Westminster
Westminster
(/ˈwɛsmɪnstər, ˈwɛst-/) is an area of central London within the City of Westminster, part of the West End, on the north bank of the River Thames.[1] Westminster's concentration of visitor attractions and historic landmarks, one of the highest in London, includes the Palace of Westminster, Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey
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Peerage Of Scotland
The Peerage of Scotland
Scotland
(Scottish Gaelic: Moraireachd na h-Alba) is the section of the Peerage of the British Isles for those peers created by the King of Scots
King of Scots
before 1707. Following that year's Treaty of Union, the Kingdom of Scots and the Kingdom of England
Kingdom of England
were combined under the name of Great Britain, and a new Peerage of Great Britain was introduced in which subsequent titles were created. After the Union, the Peers of the ancient Parliament of Scotland elected 16 representative peers to sit in the House of Lords
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Dynasty
A dynasty (UK: /ˈdɪnəsti/, US: /ˈdaɪnəsti/) is a sequence of rulers from the same family,[1] usually in the context of a feudal or monarchical system, but sometimes also appearing in elective republics. The dynastic family or lineage may be known as a "house",[2] which may be styled as "royal", "princely", "ducal", "comital", etc., depending upon the chief or present title borne by its members. Historians periodize the histories of many sovereign states, such as Ancient Egypt, the Carolingian Empire
Carolingian Empire
and Imperial China, using a framework of successive dynasties. As such, the term "dynasty" may be used to delimit the era during which the family reigned and to describe events, trends, and artifacts of that period ("a Ming-dynasty vase")
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Grosvenor Gardens, London
Grosvenor Gardens is the name given to two triangular parks in Belgravia, London, faced on their western and eastern sides by streets of the same name. Both roads run roughly north to south from Hobart Place and Grosvenor Place
Grosvenor Place
to Buckingham Palace Road. Notable buildings include the Grade II-listed Grosvenor Gardens House at Nos. 23–47, built in about 1868 by the architect Thomas Cundy III in the French Renaissance style.[1] The Rifle Brigade War Memorial
Rifle Brigade War Memorial
commemorates the service of the Rifle Brigade in the First and Second World Wars. It stands at the junction of Grosvenor Gardens and Hobart Place, on land donated by the 2nd Duke of Westminster. The shell-covered huts in the southern garden were part of a redesign of the park by Jean Moreux, architect-in-chief of the National Monuments and Palaces of France, in 1952
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Ham, London
Ham is a suburban[2] district in south-west London
London
which has meadows adjoining the River Thames
River Thames
where the Thames Path National Trail
Thames Path National Trail
also runs
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Second World War
Allied victoryCollapse of Nazi Germany Fall of Japanese and Italian Empires Dissolution of the League of Nations Creation of the United Nations Emergence of the United States
United States
and the Soviet Union
Soviet Union
as superpowers Beginning of the Cold War
Cold War
(more...)ParticipantsAllied Powers Axis PowersCommanders and leadersMain Allied leaders Joseph Stalin Franklin D
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Elizabeth The Queen Mother (other)
Elizabeth the Queen Mother
Elizabeth the Queen Mother
or Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon (1900–2002) was the consort of King George VI and mother of Queen Elizabeth II. Elizabeth the Queen Mother
Elizabeth the Queen Mother
may also refer to: Elizabeth Woodville
Elizabeth Woodville
(1437–1492), consort of Edward IV of England and mother of King Edward V and Elizabeth of York Elizabeth of Austria (1436–1505), consort of Casimir IV Jagiellon and mother of Kings John I, Alexander and Sigismund I of Poland, and Louis II of Hungary and Bohemia Elisabeth of Parma
Elisabeth of Parma
(1692–1766), also known as Elizabeth Farnese, consort of Philip V of Spain and mother of King Charles III of SpainSee also[edit]Queen Elizabeth (other)This disambiguation page lists articles about people with the same name
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Windsor, Berkshire
Windsor (/ˈwɪnzər/ WIN-zər) is a historic market town and unparished area in the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead
Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead
in Berkshire, England. It is widely known as the site of Windsor Castle, one of the official residences of the British Royal Family. The town is situated 21 miles (34 km)[1] west of Charing Cross, London, 7 miles (11 km) south east of Maidenhead, and 22 miles (35 km) east of the county town of Reading. It is immediately south of the River Thames, which forms its boundary with its smaller, ancient twin town of Eton
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