The History of Leith

September 11, 2012

Anne, Queen of Great Britain

Anne (6 February 1665 – 1 August 1714[1]) ascended the thrones of England, Scotland and Ireland on 8 March 1702. On 1 May 1707, under the Act of Union, two of her realms, the kingdoms of England and Scotland, were united as a single sovereign state, the Kingdom of Great Britain.

Anne’s Catholic father, James II and VII, was deposed during the “Glorious Revolution” of 1688. Her Protestant brother-in-law and cousin William III became joint monarch with his wife, Anne’s sister Mary II. After Mary’s death in 1694, William continued as sole monarch until he was succeeded by Anne upon his own death in 1702. for more click here

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