queens of England

Queens of England List

Queens of England List in Order

Chronological list of all six Queens of England since 1553 AD including the house (family) each English queen belonged to. Only 6 of the 40 English monarchs were female because male children succeeded to the English throne ahead of female children (male-preference primogenitur). The Succession to the Crown Act 2013 ended gender discrimination for children born in the line of succession after 28 October 2011.

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Queens of England Ruled Born – Died Rank Where born Pedigree Demise Countries ruled Queens of England Facts, Events and Trivia
The Tudors 1485 – 1603
Queen Mary I (Bloody Mary, Mary Tudor) 1553 – 1558 18 Feb 1516 – 17 Nov 1558 1st Palace of Placentia, Greenwich, London, England. Henry’s daughter by Queen Catherine influenza. England, Wales, Ireland Mary was the first and only daughter of Henry VIII and his first wife, Catherine of Aragon. Mary was the first undisputed Queen of England. Mary married Phillip II of Spain in 1554. Mary was a king’s daughter; a king’s sister; a king’s wife, a queen and via the same title a king. Mary became known as Bloody Mary for persecuting Protestants.
Queen Elizabeth I (Good Queen Bess, Gloriana, Bess, The Virgin Queen, The Faerie Queen) 1558 – 1603 07 Sep 1533 – 24 Mar 1603 2nd Palace of Placentia, Greenwich, London, England. Henry’s daughter by Anne Boleyn melancholy, old age or blood poisoning. England, Wales, Ireland Elizabeth was the daughter of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn and was the last queen of just England. Elizabeth defeated the Spanish Armada. James VI was organized as her successor uniting England and Scotland as the United Kingdom.
The Stuarts 1603 – 1714 There was a gap during The Commonwealth of England.
Queen Mary II and King William III 1688 – 1694 30 Apr 1662 – 28 Dec 1694 3rd St James’s Palace, London, England. Daughter of James II smallpox. England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland William and Mary were joint rulers until her death in 1694. As a dutiful wife Mary deferred to William and together they were an effective team. In his absence Mary proved capable and was respected.
Queen Anne (Anne Stuart) 1702 – 1714 6 Feb 1665 – 1 Aug 1714 4th St James’s Palace, London, England. Sister of Mary II ill health then stroke. Great Britain Anne suffered from ill health most of her life and all 17 of her children died. Although the influence of the crown diminished during her reign she attended more cabinet meetings than most rulers before or since. It was both prosperous and stable and saw political and diplomatic achievements including the 1707 Act of Union between Scotland and England which means Anne was the first ruler of Great Britain.
The House of Hanovarians 1714 – 1901 The House of Hanover.
Queen Victoria (Alexandrina Victoria) 1837 – 1901 24 May 1819 – 22 Jan 1901 5th Kensington Palace, London, England. Niece of William IV cerebral hemorrhage. United Kingdom Under Victoria’s rule British influence and the British Empire reached their highest point. She had nine children with Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha who was the love of her life and became her main advisor.
The House of Windsor 1910 to date The family name was changed from Saxe – Coburg Gotha to Windsor in 1917 because of general anti-German feeling during WWI.
Queen Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary) 1953 to date 21 Apr 1926 – 6th Mayfair, London, England. Daughter of George VI United Kingdom Queen Elizabeth II is the 40th monarch since William the Conqueror in 1066. Her coronation on 2nd June 1953 was televised for the first time. Elizabeth married Philip Mountbatten, Duke of Edinburgh on 20th November 1947. Elizabeth II has now reigned longer than all the other kings and queens of England. She’s also the longest reigning female monarch worldwide.

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