Origin of queen dowager
Examples from the Web for queen dowager
Gan-muver was also installed as queen-dowager, in a suite of apartments consisting of one room and a closet.My Doggie and I|R.M. Ballantyne
This plan was upset by the queen-dowager Elizabeth, who determined to rule both kingdoms during the minority of her children.
Queen Adelaide, now Queen-dowager, was present in the royal closet.Agnes Strickland's Queens of England, Vol. III. (of III)|Rosalie Kaufman
Henry, with his young charge, was at Rouen, when the Queen-dowager arrived.Life of Mary Queen of Scots, Volume I (of 2)|Henry Glassford Bell
The new queen being a minor, her mother, the queen-dowager Emma, became regent.