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queen dowager

n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the widow of a king

queen′ dow′ager


n.
the widow of a king.
[1615–25]
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Noun1.queen dowager - the widow of a kingqueen dowager - the widow of a king      
queen - the wife or widow of a king
queen mother - a queen dowager who is mother of the reigning sovereign
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Her battle with Lizzie, as well as her feud with the Dowager Queen, lie at the heart of the drama of The White Princess.
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For example, Sponsler quotes from the Parliamentary statute of 1427-28 stating that anyone marrying the dowager queen Catherine without the king's permission would forfeit his land and possessions during his lifetime.
In the early 50s, Lowe became a footman at Marlborough House, home of the dowager Queen Mary, where he planned to steal her jewellery.
The unspoken bargain between them, according to her many biographers, was this: Chanel would receive one of Neiman Marcus' annual Distinguished Service in the Field of Fashion Awardsand all the sales that would inevitably followand "The Store," as it was (and still is) known, would receive a state visit from fashion's dowager queen.
On 28 September 1697 the manor of Kings Norton was leased to Princess Caroline, dowager Queen, for 31 years.
From the dowager queen who questioned your understanding of human reproduction, to the current fellow GenXers and the Millennials, they all fit in the same mold--denial.
But then I married a man who was allergic to cats, and when my last beloved kitty, a dowager queen named Lady Macho, passed on, my husband suggested we get a dog.
Porter concedes recent scholarship denies the sisters-in-law's dispute concerned precedence, that is, whether the lord protector's wife had court precedence over a dowager queen.
Nevertheless, to the disappointment of wily Dowager Queen Juliane (a fearsome Trine Dyrholm) and the king's ambitious, manipulative tutor, Guldberg (David Dencik), Caroline manages to produce an heir.
Through collaboration with the dowager Queen Elizabeth Woodville, Margaret agrees a betrothal between Henry and Elizabeth's daughter, thereby uniting the families and resolving the Cousins War once and for all by founding of the Tudor dynasty.
It is reasonable to say that Queen Elizabeth, both as Queen and as Dowager Queen, expanded (one could say, transformed) the role she took on as Duchess in the 1920s.