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 EnglandRuledBorn – DiedRankWhere bornPedigreeDemiseCountries ruledQueens of England Facts, Events and Trivia
The Tudors1485 – 1603
Queen Mary I (Bloody Mary, Mary Tudor)1553 – 155818 Feb 1516 – 17 Nov 15581stPalace of Placentia, Greenwich, London, England.Henry’s daughter by Queen Catherineinfluenza.England, Wales, IrelandMary 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 – 160307 Sep 1533 – 24 Mar 16032ndPalace of Placentia, Greenwich, London, England.Henry’s daughter by Anne Boleynmelancholy, old age or blood poisoning.England, Wales, IrelandElizabeth 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 Stuarts1603 – 1714There was a gap during The Commonwealth of England.
Queen Mary II and King William III1688 – 169430 Apr 1662 – 28 Dec 16943rdSt James’s Palace, London, England.Daughter of James IIsmallpox.England, Wales, Scotland, IrelandWilliam 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 – 17146 Feb 1665 – 1 Aug 17144thSt James’s Palace, London, England.Sister of Mary IIill health then stroke.Great BritainAnne 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 Hanovarians1714 – 1901The House of Hanover.
Queen Victoria (Alexandrina Victoria)1837 – 190124 May 1819 – 22 Jan 19015thKensington Palace, London, England.Niece of William IVcerebral hemorrhage.United KingdomUnder 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 Windsor1910 to dateThe 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 date21 Apr 1926 –6thMayfair, London, England.Daughter of George VIUnited KingdomQueen 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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