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)

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

King George I

R: 1 August 1714 - 11 June 1727

  • B - 28 May 1660

  • M - Sophia Dorothea of Celle (1682)

  • D - 11 June 1727

King George II

R: 11 June 1727 - 25 October 1760

  • B  - 30 October 1683

  • M  - Caroline of Ansbach (1705)

  • D - 25 October 1760

King George III

R: 25 October 1760 - 29 January 1820

  • B  -  4 June 1738

  • M  - Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (1761)

  •  D - 29 January 1820

King George IV

R: 29 January 1820 - 26 June 1830

  •  B  - 12 August 1762

  • M  - Caroline of Brunswick (1795)

  • D -  26 June 1830

King William IV

R: 26 June 1830 - 20 June 1837

  • B  - 21 August 1765

  • M - Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen (1818)

  • D - 20 June 1837

Queen Victoria

R: 20 June 1837 - 22 January 1901

  • B - 24 Ma y 1819

  • M - Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg & Gotha (1840)

  • D - 22 January 1901

King Edward VII

R: 22 January 1901 - 6 May 1910

  • B - 9 November 1841

  • M - Alexandra of Denamark (1863)

  • D - 6 May 1910

King George V

R: 6 May 1910 - 20 January 1936

  • B - 3 June 1865

  • M - Mary of Teck (1893)

  • D - 20 January 1936

King Edward VIII

R: 20 January 1936 - 11 December 1936

  • B - 23 June 1894

  • M - Wallis Simpson (1937)

  • D - 28 May 1972

King George VI

R: 11 December 1936 - 6 February 1952

  • B - 14 December 1895

  • M - Elizabeth Bowes - Lyon  (1923)

  • D - 6 February 1952

Queen Elizabeth II

R: 6 February 1952 -

  • B - 21 April 1926

  • M - Philip of Greece and Denmark (1947)

British Royal Family History