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Types of Queens

Elizabeth I
Elizabeth I

Visit Biography.com and explore the life of "The Virgin Queen," Elizabeth I. Elizabeth I was the long-ruling queen of England, governing with relative stability and prosperity for 44 years. The Elizabethan era is named for her.

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Empress Matilda, Lady of the English
Empress Matilda, Lady of the English

Empress Matilda (c. 7 February 1102 – 10 September 1167), also known as the Empress Maude, was the claimant to the English throne during the civil war known as the Anarchy. The daughter of King Henry I of England, she moved to Germany as a child when she married the future Holy Roman Emperor Henry V.

Lady Jane Grey Lady Jane Grey
Lady Jane Grey Lady Jane Grey

Lady Jane Grey (c. 1537 – 12 February 1554), known also as Lady Jane Dudley (after her marriage) and as "the Nine Days' Queen", was an English noblewoman and de facto Queen of England and Ireland from 10 July until 19 July 1553.

Mary I (Mary Tudor)
Mary I (Mary Tudor)

On Biography.com, learn more about the reign of Mary Tudor, the queen of England who became known as 'Bloody Mary' for her persecution of the Protestants. Mary Tudor was the first queen regnant of England, reigning from 1553 until her death in 1558.

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Mary II
Mary II

Mary II (30 April 1662 – 28 December 1694) was joint monarch of England, Scotland, and Ireland with her husband and first cousin, William III and II, from 1689 until her death; popular histories usually refer to their joint reign as that of William and Mary.

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Queen Anne
Queen Anne

Queen Anne Hill is an affluent neighborhood and geographic feature in Seattle, northwest of downtown. The neighborhood sits on the highest named hill in the city, ...

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Queen Elizabeth II
Queen Elizabeth II

Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary; born 21 April 1926) is Queen of the United Kingdom and the other Commonwealth realms. Elizabeth was born in London as the first child of the Duke and Duchess of York, later King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, and she was educated privately at home.

Queen Victoria
Queen Victoria

Biographies of Victoria written before much of the primary material became available, such as Lytton Strachey's Queen Victoria of 1921, are now considered out of date. The biographies written by Elizabeth Longford and Cecil Woodham-Smith, in 1964 and 1972 respectively, are still widely admired.