Elizabeth Bowes Lyon was crowned Queen of the United Kingdom - On this day in history
On 12 May 1937, Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, daughter of the Earl of Strathmore, was crowned queen alongside her husband King George VI. Elizabeth, who is the mother of the current queen and became popularly known as the Queen Mother, was brought up at Glamis Castle in Forfar.
World War Two broke out two years after her coronation and Hitler called the queen 'the most dangerous woman in Europe' because of her popularity with the British public. Elizabeth reigned as queen until the death of her husband in 1952.