BRITISH MONARCHS

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  • Queen Anne

    Queen Anne
    Queen Anne was the Queen of England? Scotland and Ireland since 1702 up to 1714.As queen, Anne favoured moderate Tory politicians, who were more likely to share her Anglican religious views than their opponents, the Whigs. The Whigs grew more powerful during the course of the War of the Spanish Succession, until in 1710 Anne dismissed many of them from office. Her close friendship with Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough, turned sour as the result of political differences.
  • George I

    George I
    George I, the son of Sophia of Yanover, became the closest heir to the throne. He ruled the country since 1714 up to 1727. During George's reign, the powers of the monarchy diminished and Britain began a transition to the modern system of cabinet government led by a prime minister. Towards the end of his reign, actual power was held by Sir Robert Walpole, now recognised as Britain's first de facto prime minister. George died on a trip to his native Hanover, where he was buried.
  • George II

    George II
    He was the last British monarch born outside Great Britain. He was the king since 1727 up to 1760. As king from 1727, George exercised little control over British domestic policy, which was largely controlled by the Parliament of Great Britain. As elector, he spent 12 summers in Hanover, where he had more direct control over government policy. He had a difficult relationship with his eldest son, Frederick, who supported the parliamentary opposition. During the War of the Austrian Succession, Geo
  • George III

    George III
    George III ruled the country since 1760 up to 1820. He was the third monarch of the House of Hanover. His life and reign, which were longer than any other British monarch before him, were marked by a series of military conflicts involving his kingdoms, much of the rest of Europe, and places farther afield in Africa, the Americas and Asia. Early in his reign, Great Britain defeated France in the Seven Years' War, becoming the dominant European power in North America and India.
  • George IV

    George IV
    George IVrule the UK of Great Britain and Ireland and Hanover since 1820 up to 1830. For most of George's regency and reign, Lord Liverpool controlled the government as Prime Minister, with little help from George. His ministers found his behaviour selfish, unreliable and irresponsible.
  • William IV

    William IV
    William IV was the King of the UK of Grat Britain and Ireland and King of Hanover from 26 June until his death. Although William did not engage in politics as much as his brother or his father, he was the last monarch to appoint a prime minister contrary to the will of Parliament. Through his brother, the Viceroy of Hanover, he granted his German kingdom a short-lived liberal constitution.
  • Victoria

    Victoria
    Victoria was the Queen of the UK and Ireland from 20 June 1837 until her death. In 1876 she got the additional title of Empress of India. Her reign of 63 years and seven months is known as the Victorian era. It was a period of industrial, cultural, political, scientific, and military change within the United Kingdom, and was marked by a great expansion of the British Empire. She was the last British monarch of the House of Hanover. Her son and successor, Edward VII, belonged to the House of Saxe
  • Edward VII

    Edward VII
    Edward VII ruled from 1901 until his death. The King is known for his modernisation of the British Fleet. As king, Edward played a role in the modernisation of the British Home Fleet and the reorganisation of the British Army after the Second Boer War. He re-instituted traditional ceremonies as public displays and broadened the range of people with whom royalty socialised. He fostered good relations between Britain and other European countries, especially France.
  • George V

    George V
    George V was King of the UK and the British Dominions, and Emperor of India from 1910 until his death in 1936. His reign met the rise of socialisn, communism, fascism and Irish republicanism.
    In 1917, George became the first monarch of the House of Windsor, which he renamed from the House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha as a result of anti-German public sentiment. In 1924 he appointed the first Labour ministry. and in 1931 the Statute of Westminster recognised the dominions of the Empire as separate, i
  • Edward VIII

    Edward VIII
    Edward VIII was King of the UK and the Dominions of the British Empire, and Emeror of India from 1936 until his abdication on 11 December the same year. He is known for causing a constitutional crisis. After his abdication, he was created Duke of Windsor. He married Simpson in France on 3 June 1937, after her second divorce became final. Later that year, the couple toured Germany. During the Second World War, he was at first stationed with the British Military Mission to France.
  • George VI

    George VI
    George VI was King of the UK and the Dominions of the British Commonwealth from 1936 until his death. He was the last Emperor of India and the first Head of the Commonwealth. During George's reign the break-up of the British Empire and its transition into the Commonwealth of Nations accelerated. The parliament of the Irish Free State removed direct mention of the monarch from the country's constitution on the day of his accession.
  • Elizabeth II

    Elizabeth II
    Elizabeth II is the Queen of the UK, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand and the Head of the Commomwealth. She rules the country since her accession in 1952. Elizabeth was born in London to the Duke and Duchess of York, later King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, and was the elder of their two daughters. She was educated privately at home. Her father acceded to the throne on the abdication of his brother Edward VIII in 1936, from which time she was the heir presumptive.