KINGS AND QUEENS

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  • ANNE 1702-1714

    ANNE 1702-1714
    Anne was the second daughter of James II. Anne was 37 years old when she succeeded to the throne. Anne was a close friend of Sarah Churchill, the Duchess of Marlborough.
  • GEORGE I 1714 -1727

    GEORGE I 1714 -1727
    Son of Sophia and the Elector of Hanover, great grandson of James I. The 54 year old george arrived in England able to speak only a few words of english with his 18 cooks and 2 mistresses in tow.
    In 1715 the Jacobites (followers of James Stuart, son of James II) attempted to supplant George, but the attempt failed.
  • GEORGE II 1727 – 1760

    GEORGE II 1727 – 1760
    Only son of George I, George was the last English king to lead his army into battle at Dettingen in 1743. In 1745 the Jacobites tried once again to restore a Stuart to the throne.
  • GEORGE III 1760 – 1820

    GEORGE III 1760 – 1820
    He was a grandson of George II and the first English-born and English-speaking monarch since Queen Anne.
    The American Colonies proclaimed their independence on July 4th 1776. George was well meaning but suffered from a mental illness due to intermittent porphyria and eventually became blind and insane.
  • GEORGE IV 1820 – 1830

    GEORGE IV 1820 – 1830
    He married twice, once in 1785 to Mrs. Fitzherbert, secretly as she was a Catholic, and then in 1795 to Caroline of Brunswick. Mrs. Fitzherbert remained the love of his life. Caroline and George had one daughter, Charlotte in 1796 but she died in 1817. George was considered a great wit.
  • WILLIAM IV 1830 – 1837

    WILLIAM IV 1830 – 1837
    Known as the ‘Sailor King’ (for 10 years the young Prince William, brother of George IV, served in the Royal Navy), he was the third son of George III.
    He married Adelaide of Saxe-Coburg in 1818. He had two daughters but they did not live. He hated pomp and wanted to dispense with the Coronation.
  • VICTORIA 1837 – 1901

    VICTORIA 1837 – 1901
    The throne Victoria inherited was weak and unpopular. Her Hanoverian uncles had been treated with irreverence. In 1840 she married her cousin Albert of Saxe-Coburg. Albert exerted tremendous influence over the Queen and until his death was virtual ruler of the country.
    The Queen withdrew from public life after the death of Albert in 1861 until her Golden Jubilee in 1887.
    When Victoria died in 1901, the British Empire and British world power had reached their highest point.
  • EDWARD VII 1901 – 1910

    EDWARD VII 1901 – 1910
    Edward married the beautiful Alexandra of Denmark in 1863 and they had six children. The eldest, Edward Duke of Clarence, died in 1892 just before he was to marry Princess Mary of Teck. When Edward died in 1910 it is said that Queen Alexandra brought his current mistress Mrs. Keppel to his bedside to take her farewell.