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Old 25th July 2012, 15:58
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Her mother, Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, was Scottish.
No. Born in London, to parents both born in England. You have to go back to around 1820 to find the first ancestor of hers actually born in Scotland. Which makes her foreign, not Scottish. CF Sir William Wallace, 1305 - "England is foreign to me".
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Old 26th July 2012, 13:06
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No. Born in London, to parents both born in England. You have to go back to around 1820 to find the first ancestor of hers actually born in Scotland. Which makes her foreign, not Scottish. CF Sir William Wallace, 1305 - "England is foreign to me".
Is that the same Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon who regarded herself as Scottish and NOT English and who some called "The Scottish Queen?" I doubt she wouldn't have appreciated you referring to her as English.
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Old 26th July 2012, 17:01
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She may have regarded herself as whatever she liked, it's a free country... but thinking that you're a horse doesn't mean you have 4 legs and a tail, does it? I really couldn't care less what she THOUGHT... it doesn't alter what she was.




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