Kings and Queens of England and Britain 827 – Present Day

Kings and Queens of England - Elizabeth IIThis timeline details all Kings and Queens of England and Britain from 827 to present day

From 1327 England and Wales have shared Kings and Queens

From 1603 England, Wales and Scotland have shared Kings and Queens 

The Kings and Queens of England also ruled Ireland from 1254 to 1936 when the Republic of Ireland broke from the monarchy, Northern Ireland, as part of the United Kingdom retained the monarchy.

See also Kings and Queens of Scotland 843 – Present Day

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The Tudor Period 1485 – 1603

Tudor Rose

This timeline details the main events of the Tudor period from the Battle of Bosworth Field in 1485 to the accession of James I in 1603

See also: Tudor Executions 1485 – 1603

Read moreThe Tudor Period 1485 – 1603

Queen Mary I of England, Wales and Ireland 1516 – 1558

Queen Mary I

Father – King Henry VIII
Mother – Catherine of Aragon
Spouse – Philip II of Spain
Children – No children
Queen of England – 1553 – 1558
Preceded by – Lady Jane Grey – 1553
Succeeded by – Queen Elizabeth I – 1558 – 1603

Read moreQueen Mary I of England, Wales and Ireland 1516 – 1558

King Philip II of Spain 1527 – 1598

Philip II of Spain

Father – Charles V Holy Roman Emperor
Mother – Isabella of Portugal
Spouses – Maria Manuela, Mary I of England, Elisabeth of Valois, Anna of Austria
Children – by Maria – Don Carlos; by Elisabeth – Isabella, Catherine; by Anna – Ferdinand, Carlos, Diego, Philip, Maria
King of Spain – 1556 – 1596
Preceded by – Charles I
Succeeded by – Philip III

Read moreKing Philip II of Spain 1527 – 1598

Queen Elizabeth I of England, Wales and Ireland 1533 – 1603

Queen Elizabeth I

Father – Henry VIII
Mother – Anne Boleyn
Spouse – Did not marry
Children – None
Queen of England – 1558 – 1603
Predecessor – Mary I – 1553 – 1558
Successor – James I – 1603 – 1625

Read moreQueen Elizabeth I of England, Wales and Ireland 1533 – 1603

The Spanish Armada Causes and Events 1534 – 1588

The Spanish Armada

This timeline details the main causes and events of the Spanish Armada 

Please note: the dates used in this timeline are those that were in use in England in 1588. In Spain the change from the Julian to the Gregorian calendar occurred in 1582, in England the change did not take place until 1752. The change in calendar meant that the following day jumped forward by 10 days and explains why some sources date the events of the Armada 10 days later than those used here.

Read moreThe Spanish Armada Causes and Events 1534 – 1588

Lady Jane Grey 1537 – 1554

Lady Jane Grey

Father – Henry Grey
Mother – Frances Brandon
Spouse – Guildford Dudley
Children – No children
Queen of England – 1553, for 9 days
Preceded by – King Edward VI 1547 – 1553
Succeeded by – Queen Mary I 1553 – 1558

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Mary Queen of Scots 1542 – 1587

Mary Queen of Scots

Father – James V of Scotland
Mother – Mary of Guise
Spouse – Francis II of France, Henry Stuart, James Hepburn
Children – James
Queen of Scotland – 1561 – 1570
Predecessor – James V – 1513 – 1542
Successor – James VI 1567 – 1625

Read moreMary Queen of Scots 1542 – 1587

Queen Mary II of England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales 1662 – 1694

Mary II Queen

Father – King James II of England, VII of Scotland
Mother – Anne Hyde
Spouse – William III
Children – None
Queen of England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland 1688 – 1694
Predecessor – James II – 1685 – 1688
Successor – William III – 1694 – 1702

Read moreQueen Mary II of England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales 1662 – 1694

Queen Anne of Great Britain 1665 – 1714

Queen Anne of Great Britain

Father – King James II of England, VII of Scotland
Mother – Anne Hyde
Spouse – George of Denmark
Children – Mary, Anne Sophia, William
Queen of Great Britain 1702 – 1714
Predecessor – William III – 1694 – 1702
Successor – George I – 1714 – 1727

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Queen Victoria of Great Britain and Ireland 1819 – 1901

Queen Victoria

Father – Edward, Duke of Kent
Mother – Victoria of Saxe-Saalfield-Coburg
Spouse – Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
Children – Victoria, Albert, Alice, Alfred, Helena, Louise, Arthur, Leopold, Beatrice
Queen of England – 1837 – 1901
Predecessor – William IV
Successor – Edward VII

Read moreQueen Victoria of Great Britain and Ireland 1819 – 1901

Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom 1926 –

Queen Elizabeth II

Father – King George VI
Mother – Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon
Spouse – Prince Philip
Children – Charles, Anne, Andrew, Edward
Queen of England – 1952 – 
Predecessor – George VI
Successor – 

Read moreQueen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom 1926 –

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