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Anne [née Anne Hyde], duchess of York (1637–1671), first wife of James II, was born on 12 March 1637 at Cranbourne Lodge, Windsor Park, the eldest daughter of Sir Edward Hyde (1609–1674), created earl of Clarendon in 1661, and Frances, daughter of ...

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Charles I (1600–1649), king of England, Scotland, and Ireland, was born in Dunfermline Castle, Scotland, on 19 November 1600 and baptized at the palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh, on 23 December. He was the third child of James VI of Scotland (subsequently James I...

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Charles II (1630–1685), king of England, Scotland, and Ireland, was born on 29 May 1630 at St James's Palace, London, where he was baptized on 27 June, the second (but first surviving) son of Charles I (1600–1649) and Henrietta Maria (1609–1669), the daughter of ...

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Elizabeth I (1533–1603), queen of England and Ireland, was born between 3 and 4 o'clock on the afternoon of Sunday 7 September 1533 at Greenwich Palace, Kent, the only child of Henry VIII (1491–1547), king of England and Ireland, and his second wife, ...

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Elizabeth, Princess [Elizabeth Stuart] (1596–1662), queen of Bohemia and electress palatine, consort of Frederick V, eldest and only surviving daughter of James VI of Scotland (James I of England) (1566–1625) and his wife, Anne of Denmark (1574–1619), was born at Falkland Palace, Cupar...

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Henriette Anne [formerly Henrietta], Princess, duchess of Orléans (1644–1670), was born at Bedford House, Exeter, on 16 June 1644, the sixth and youngest of the children of Charles I (1600–1649) and Queen Henrietta Maria (1609–1669) to survive infancy and the eighth in all. By her father's command she was baptized into the ...

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Henry Frederick, prince of Wales (1594–1612), was born early on 19 February 1594 at Stirling Castle. He was the eldest child of King James VI of Scotland (1566–1625) and Anne (1574–1619), second daughter of Frederick II, king of Denmark, and Sophia, and older sister of ...

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James II and VII (1633–1701), king of England, Scotland, and Ireland, was born in St James's Palace, London, on 14 October 1633, the third surviving child and third (but second surviving) son of Charles I (1600–1649) and his French queen, Henrietta Maria (1609–1669)...

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James VI and I (1566–1625), king of Scotland, England, and Ireland, was born at Edinburgh Castle on 19 June 1566, the only son of Mary, queen of Scots (1542–1587), and her second husband, Henry Stewart, Lord Darnley (1545/6–1567).

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Lennox, Charles, first duke of Richmond, first duke of Lennox, and duke of Aubigny in the French nobility (1672–1723), landowner, natural son of Charles II (1630–1685) and Louise Renée de Penancoët de Kéroualle, duchess of Portsmouth (1649–1734), was born in London on 29 July 1672. On 9 August 1675 he was created ...

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Mary, princess royal (1631–1660), princess of Orange, consort of William II, was born at St James's Palace on 4 November 1631, the eldest daughter of King Charles I (1600–1649) and his queen, Henrietta Maria (1609–1669). Since at first it seemed unlikely she would survive, she was baptized in a sober ceremony by ...

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Mary II (1662–1694), queen of England, Scotland, and Ireland, was born on 30 April 1662 in St James's Palace. She was the eldest child of James, duke of York, the future James II (1633–1701), and his first wife, Anne Hyde [see Anne (1637–1671)...

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Scott [formerly Crofts], James, duke of Monmouth and first duke of Buccleuch (1649–1685), politician, was born on 9 April 1649 at Rotterdam, the illegitimate son of Charles II (1630–1685) and Lucy Walter (1630?–1658), daughter of William Walter (or Walters) of Roch Castle...

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Sedley, Catharine, suo jure countess of Dorchester, and countess of Portmore (1657–1717), royal mistress, born on 21 December 1657 at Great Queen Street, London, and baptized eight days later at St Giles-in-the-Fields, was the only child of Sir Charles Sedley (bap. 1639, d. 1701)...

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Seymour [née Grey], Katherine, countess of Hertford (1540?–1568), noblewoman and royal kinswoman, was the second of three daughters of Henry Grey, duke of Suffolk (1517–1554), and Frances Brandon (1517–1559). Frances was the second child and elder daughter of Henry VIII's sister ...

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Villiers [married name Hamilton], Elizabeth, countess of Orkney (c. 1657–1733), presumed mistress of William III, was the eldest daughter of Sir Edward Villiers (1620–1689) of Richmond, Surrey, knight marshal of England. Her mother, Frances (1630–1677), was the daughter of Theophilus Howard, second earl of Suffolk...

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William III and II (1650–1702), king of England, Scotland, and Ireland, and prince of Orange, was born in the Binnenhof Palace in The Hague on 14 November 1650 ns. He was the posthumous and only child of William II, prince of Orange (1626–1650)...