Queen

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Queen Alexandra

Title: 
Queen
Other names: 
Alexandra Caroline Marie Charlotte Louise Julia of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg- Glucksburg
Dates: 
1844 - 1925

Wife of King Edward VII

Queen Margaret

Title: 
Queen
Other names: 
She was known as Margaret of Denmark
Dates: 
23 June 1456 – 14 July 1486

At the age of thirteen, Margaret of Denmark married James III of Scotland, a marriage designed to end a feud between Scotland and Denmark. The couple had three sons, the eldest of whom became James IV. Margaret died at Stirling Castle.

Queen Henrietta Maria

Title: 
Queen
Dates: 
25 November 1609-10 September 1669

Wife of King Charles I. Mother of Charles II and James II.

Queen Elizabeth

Title: 
Queen
Other names: 
Elizabeth Alexandra Mary
Dates: 
born 21 April 1926
Sources

Queen Mary II

Title: 
Lady, Her Highness, Her Majesty
Other names: 
Mary Stuart, Her Highness The Lady Mary, Her Highness The Princess of Orange, Her Majesty The Queen
Dates: 
30 April 1662 – 28 December 1694

Mary Stuart, Queen Mary II of Scotland, England, Wales and Ireland (in Scotland second after Mary Stewart Queen of Scots, and in England, Wales and Ireland second after Mary Tudor Queen of England) was the daughter of King James VII Scotland (who was King James II of England, Wales and Ireland) and his first wife Lady Anne Hyde.

She was born on 30th April, 1662 at St James's Palace, London, England, named after her Great Grandmother, Mary Queen of Scots (Mary Stewart, Queen Mary I of Scotland).

Sources
Mary II of England
biographical page
William and Mary
The World of Royalty website.

Queen Anne

Title: 
Queen
Dates: 
12 December 1574 - 2 March 1619
Sources

Mary, Queen of Scots

Title: 
Queen of Scotland
Other names: 
Mary Stuart, Mary I of Scotland
Dates: 
8 December 1542 - 8 February 1587

Princess Mary, the daughter of Mary of Guise and James V was born 8th December 1542 in Linlithgow, Scotland. Six days after she was born, Mary’s father died leaving Mary of Guise to rule as regent until the princess became of age.

Mary also had a strong claim to the Scottish throne, as her great grandfather was Henry VII of England. To make the most of this, Mary was briefly betrothed to Henry VIII’s son, Edward. However, The Catholics opposed the union and broke the match soon after it was made. This resulted in further Anglo-Scottish conflict.

Sources
Mary, Queen of Scots (r.1542-1567)

http://www.royal.gov.uk/historyofthemonarchy/scottish%20monarchs(400ad-1603)/thestewarts/maryqueenofscots.aspx

Queen Charlotte

Title: 
Queen
Other names: 
Prior to her marriage she was Princess Sophia Charlotte Mecklenburg-Strelitz.
Dates: 
19 May 1744-17 Nov 1818

Born in Germany, Charlotte was chosen as a suitable bride for George III. They wed in 1761. She had fifteen children, thirteen of whom survived into adulthood.
Charlotte was well educated and took an interest in botany and music.
The latter years of her marriage were overshadowed by her husband's ill-health. She predeceased George III, dying in 1818.

Sources
Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Queen Victoria

Other names: 
Alexandrina Victoria
Dates: 
1819-1901

Born on the 24th May 1819 at Kensington Palace, Victoria was the only daughter of Edward, Duke of Kent and Princess Victoria of Saxe-Coberg-Saalfeld. Not long after her birth, Victoria's father died making her heir to the throne ahead of her three uncles as they had no living legitimate heirs.

In 1837, William IV died and Victoria succeeded him at the age of 18. In 1840, Queen Victoria married Prince Albert and they had nine children. Most of their children were married into other royal families of Europe.

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Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother

Title: 
Queen
Other names: 
Lady Elizabeth Angela Marguerite Bowes-Lyon
Dates: 
Born 4 August 1900, died 30 March 2002

The ninth of ten children of the 14th Earl of Strathmore, Lady Elizabeth spent much of her childhood in Glamis Castle. In 1923, she married Albert (Bertie) Duke of York, younger son of George V, in Westminster Abbey. They had two daughters, HM Queen Elizabeth (born 1926), and Princess Margaret (1930-2002).

When Edward VIII abdicated in 1936, the Duke of York succeeded as George VI, and his wife became Queen Consort and support to him, a role she played successfully until his death in 1951.

Sources
The Biographical Dictionary of Scottish Women
Based on an entry by Flora Johnston.
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