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Kings & Queens of Britain

There have been 12 monarchs of the Kingdom of Great Britain & the United Kingdom since the merger of the Kingdom of England & the Kingdom of Scotland on 1 May 1707.

 

England & Scotland had been in personal union under the House of Stuart since 24 March 1603 (James VI & I's reign).

 

On 1 January 1801, Great Britain merged with the Kingdom of Ireland (also previously in personal union with Great Britain) to form the United Kingdom of Great Britain & Ireland.

 

After most of Ireland left the union on 6 December 1922, its name was amended on 12 April 1927 to the United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland.

Since 8 March 1702 Anne had been Queen of England, Scotland & Ireland, & so became Queen of Great Britain upon the Union of England & Scotland. I will cover the monarchs prior to 1707 elsewhere. This is just a short introduction into each monarch.

The House of Stuart (1707–1714); House of Hanover (1714–1901); Houses of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (1901–1917) and Windsor (from 1917)

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Anne,

Queen of Great Britain

Reigned as Queen of England:8 March 1702 – 1 May 1707

Reigned as Queen of Great Britain: 1 May 1707 -  1 August 1714

  • Born - 6 February 1665

  • Married -  George of Denmark (1683)

  • Died -  1 August 1714

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King George I

R: 1 August 1714 - 11 June 1727

  • B - 28 May 1660

  • M - Sophia Dorothea of Celle (1682)

  • D - 11 June 1727

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King George II

R: 11 June 1727 - 25 October 1760

  • B  - 30 October 1683

  • M  - Caroline of Ansbach (1705)

  • D - 25 October 1760

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King George III

R: 25 October 1760 - 29 January 1820

  • B  -  4 June 1738

  • M  - Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (1761)

  •  D - 29 January 1820

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King George IV

R: 29 January 1820 - 26 June 1830

  •  B  - 12 August 1762

  • M  - Caroline of Brunswick (1795)

  • D -  26 June 1830