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King Edward I Longshanks : 1306 - Robert Bruce is crowned King of Scotland

Kind Edward I Longshanks House of Plantagenet. great-grandfather of Queen Eliz II. Reigned for 34 years, 7 months, 14 days and was succeeded by son, Edward II. He named his son Prince of Wales, a titled given to every first-born son of the monarchy since.

King George II of Great Britain

The Georgian period saw Britain – with England dominant – establish itself as an international power, at the centre of an expanding empire.

School of Peter Lely (1618–1680) Portrait of James II of England (1633-1701), 17th century. Oil on canvas. Bolton Museum and Art Gallery Lancashire, UK

The Death of James II of England: The Last English and Scottish Catholic Monarch

James II (England, Wales, Ireland) & James VII (Scotland) Charles II had no children and his brother took over when he died. He was a Roman Catholic. He had two daughters (Protestant) and eventually a son.

YoungFrederickPrinceOfWales - Frederick, Prince of Wales - Wikimedia Commons

Prince Frederick - Son of King George II and Queen Caroline. He married Augusta of Saxe-Gotha and had nine children.

Princess Sophia Dorothea of Hanover (1687 - 1757). Daughter of King George I and Sophia Dorothea of Celle. She married Frederick William I of Prussia and had ten children.

Princess Sophia Dorothea of Hanover - Daughter of King George I and Sophia Dorothea of Celle. She married Frederick William I of Prussia and had ten children.

Queen Elizabeth I, c. 1580. Artist Unknown.

Elizabeth I by an unknown artist, painted in her middle years and likely to be very close to her actual likeness

Henry II was notorious for his illicit relations with other men’s wives, and for having several illegitimate children. However, few records containing information about them have survived, and only records about the most infamous mistresses would have been written to start with. Henry II married Eleanor of Aquitaine in 1152.  Generation 28 on family tree.

Henry II Plantagenet King of England) Ruled Married Eleanor of Aquitaine in He was notorious for his illicit relations with other men’s wives, and for having several illegitimate children. Few records containing information about them have survived.

Fernando de Alencastre Noroña y Silva Viceroy of New Spain (Mexico) in 1715

Fernando de Alencastre Noroña y Silva Viceroy of New Spain (Mexico) in 1715

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