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Adelaide [Princess Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen] (1792–1849), queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, consort of William IV  

E. M. Clerke

revised by A. W. Purdue

Adelaide [Princess Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen] (1792–1849), queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, consort of William IV, was the eldest child of George Frederick Charles, duke of Saxe-Meiningen (d. 1803), and Louisa Eleanora (d. 1837), daughter of Christian Albert, ...

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Alexandra [Princess Alexandra of Denmark] (1844–1925), queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, and the British dominions beyond the seas, and empress of India, consort of Edward VII  

A. W. Purdue

Alexandra [Princess Alexandra of Denmark] (1844–1925), queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, and the British dominions beyond the seas, and empress of India, consort of Edward VII, was born at the Gule or Yellow Palace in Copenhagen, Denmark, on 1 December 1844 and was given the names ...

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Alexandra, Princess [married name Princess Arthur of Connaught], suo jure duchess of Fife (1891–1959), nurse and granddaughter of Edward VII  

Hugo Vickers

Alexandra, Princess [married name Princess Arthur of Connaught], suo jure duchess of Fife (1891–1959), nurse and granddaughter of Edward VII, was born Alexandra Victoria Alberta Edwina Louise on 17 May 1891 at East Sheen Lodge, Richmond, Surrey. She was the elder daughter and second child of ...

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Alice, Princess [married name Princess Louis of Hesse] (1843–1878), grand duchess of Hesse, consort of Louis IV, and daughter of Queen Victoria  

K. D. Reynolds

Alice, Princess [married name Princess Louis of Hesse] (1843–1878), grand duchess of Hesse, consort of Louis IV, and daughter of Queen Victoria, was born Alice Maud Mary at Buckingham Palace in the early morning of 25 April 1843, the third child and second daughter of ...

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Amelia [Emily], Princess (1711–1786), daughter of George II  

E. H. Chalus

Amelia [Emily], Princess (1711–1786), daughter of George II, was born on 30 May/10 June 1711 at the palace of Herrenhausen in Hanover, Germany, the summer residence of her grandfather, Georg Ludwig, elector of Hanover (from 1714 King George I of Great Britain), the second daughter of ...

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Anne [née Anne Hyde], duchess of York (1637–1671), first wife of James II  

John Miller

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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Anne (1665–1714), queen of Great Britain and Ireland  

Edward Gregg

Anne (1665–1714), queen of Great Britain and Ireland, was born at St James's Palace, Westminster, on 6 February 1665. She was the fourth child and second daughter of James, duke of York (1633–1701) [see James II and VII], subsequently king of England, Scotland, and Ireland...

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Anne, princess royal (1709–1759), princess of Orange, consort of William IV  

Matthew Kilburn

Anne, princess royal (1709–1759), princess of Orange, consort of William IV, was born on 2 November 1709 at the Leine palace, Hanover, the second child and eldest daughter of George Augustus, electoral prince of Hanover, later George II of Great Britain (1683–1760), and his wife, ...

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Augusta [Princess Augusta of Saxe-Gotha], princess of Wales (1719–1772), consort of Frederick Lewis, prince of Wales  

John L. Bullion

Augusta [Princess Augusta of Saxe-Gotha], princess of Wales (1719–1772), consort of Frederick Lewis, prince of Wales, was born in Gotha, capital of the German principality of Saxe-Gotha, in Thuringia, on 19 November 1719 os, the fourth (but second surviving) daughter and thirteenth child of ...

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Bacon [née Cooke], Anne, Lady Bacon (c. 1528–1610), gentlewoman and scholar  

Lynne Magnusson

Bacon [née Cooke], Anne, Lady Bacon (c. 1528–1610), gentlewoman and scholar, was probably born at Gidea Hall, Essex. She was third of the nine children of Sir Anthony Cooke (1505/6–1576), one of the humanist educators who tutored Edward VI, and Anne (...

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Bankes [née Hawtrey], Mary, Lady Bankes (d. 1661), royalist landholder  

Barbara Donagan

Bankes [née Hawtrey], Mary, Lady Bankes (d. 1661), royalist landholder, was the only daughter and an heir of Ralph Hawtrey (1570–1638) and his wife, Mary Altham (1578–1647). The Hawtreys claimed Norman descent and established themselves in Ruislip, Middlesex, in the sixteenth century. In 1618 she married ...

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Beatrice, Princess [married name Princess Henry of Battenberg] (1857–1944)  

A. W. Purdue

Beatrice, Princess [married name Princess Henry of Battenberg] (1857–1944), the fifth daughter and youngest child of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, was born Beatrice Mary Victoria Feodore at Buckingham Palace on 14 April 1857. Unlike her elder brothers and sisters, she was treated with indulgence by her parents and in her infancy was a lively child. After ...

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Campbell [née Bellenden], Mary, of Mamore (bap. 1685, d. 1736), courtier  

Ruth M. Larsen

Campbell [née Bellenden], Mary, of Mamore (bap. 1685, d. 1736), courtier, was baptized in Edinburgh on 4 May 1685, the third daughter of John Bellenden (formerly Ker), second Lord Bellenden (c.1660–1706), and Mary, dowager countess of Dalhousie (c.1669–1726)...

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Canning [née Stuart], Charlotte Elizabeth, Countess Canning (1817–1861), courtier and vicereine of India  

K. D. Reynolds

Canning [née Stuart], Charlotte Elizabeth, Countess Canning (1817–1861), courtier and vicereine of India, was born at the British embassy in Paris on 31 March 1817, the elder of the two daughters of Sir Charles Stuart, later Baron Stuart de Rothesay (1779–1845), diplomatist, and his wife, ...

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Caroline [Princess Caroline of Brandenburg-Ansbach] (1683–1737), queen of Great Britain and Ireland, and electress of Hanover, consort of George II  

Stephen Taylor

Caroline [Princess Caroline of Brandenburg-Ansbach] (1683–1737), queen of Great Britain and Ireland, and electress of Hanover, consort of George II, was born on 1 March 1683 in the palace of Ansbach, south Germany. She was the elder of the two children of Johann Friedrich, ...

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Caroline [Princess Caroline of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel] (1768–1821), queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, consort  

E. A. Smith

Caroline [Princess Caroline of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel] (1768–1821), queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, consort of George IV, was born on 17 May 1768 at Brunswick, the second daughter of Karl II, duke of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, and Princess Augusta, sister of George III...

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Caroline Matilda, Princess (1751–1775), queen of Denmark and Norway, consort of Christian VII  

D. D. Aldridge

Caroline Matilda, Princess (1751–1775), queen of Denmark and Norway, consort of Christian VII, was the ninth and youngest child of Frederick Lewis (1707–1751) and Augusta (1719–1772), prince and princess of Wales. She was born at Leicester House in London on 22 July 1751, a little more than four months after her father's unexpected death. Her childhood was spent within the defensive confines of the court of her mother. ...

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Cary [née Morison], Lettice, Viscountess Falkland (c. 1612–1647), noblewoman and benefactor  

Elizabeth Allen

Cary [née Morison], Lettice, Viscountess Falkland (c. 1612–1647), noblewoman and benefactor, was the daughter of Sir Richard Moryson (c. 1571–1628) [see under Moryson, Fynes], vice-president of Munster, and Mary (d. 1654), daughter of Sir Henry Harington, sometime resident of ...

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Cavendish [née Bruce], Christian [Christiana], countess of Devonshire (1595–1675), royalist noblewoman  

Victor Stater

Cavendish [née Bruce], Christian [Christiana], countess of Devonshire (1595–1675), royalist noblewoman, was born on 25 December 1595, the daughter of Edward Bruce, first Lord Bruce of Kinloss (1548/9–1611), master of the rolls, and his wife, Magdalen Clerk, daughter of Alexander Clerk of ...

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Cecil [née Cooke], Mildred, Lady Burghley (1526–1589), noblewoman and scholar  

Caroline M. K. Bowden

Cecil [née Cooke], Mildred, Lady Burghley (1526–1589), noblewoman and scholar, was born in 1526, the eldest of five daughters and four sons of Sir Anthony Cooke (1505/6–1576), Edward VI's tutor, of Gidea Hall in Essex, and Anne (d. 1553), daughter of ...