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Anne [Anna, Anne of Denmark] (1574–1619), queen of England, Scotland, and Ireland, consort of James VI and I  

Maureen M. Meikle and Helen Payne

Anne [Anna, Anne of Denmark] (1574–1619), queen of England, Scotland, and Ireland, consort of James VI and I, was born on 12 December 1574 at Skanderborg Castle in Jutland, Denmark. She was the second daughter of Frederick II (1534–1588), king of Denmark and Norway...

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Anne (1574–1619) by Paul van Somer, 1617 The Royal Collection © 2004 HM Queen Elizabeth II

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Catherine (1638–1705) by Jacob Huysmans, c. 1664 [as a shepherdess] The Royal Collection © 2004 HM Queen Elizabeth II

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Catherine [Catherine of Braganza, Catarina Henriqueta de Bragança] (1638–1705), queen of England, Scotland, and Ireland, consort of Charles II  

S. M. Wynne

Catherine [Catherine of Braganza, Catarina Henriqueta de Bragança] (1638–1705), queen of England, Scotland, and Ireland, consort of Charles II, was born on 25 November 1638 ns at the Vila Viçosa in Alentejo, Portugal, the third but only surviving daughter of the five children of ...

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Henrietta Maria (1609–1669) by Sir Anthony Van Dyck, 1632 The Royal Collection © 2004 HM Queen Elizabeth II

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Henrietta Maria [Princess Henrietta Maria of France] (1609–1669), queen of England, Scotland, and Ireland, consort of Charles I  

Caroline M. Hibbard

Henrietta Maria [Princess Henrietta Maria of France] (1609–1669), queen of England, Scotland, and Ireland, consort of Charles I, was born at the Louvre Palace in Paris on 16/26 November 1609, the fifth surviving child and youngest daughter of Henri IV, king of France and Navarre...

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Madeleine [Madeleine de Valois] (1520–1537), queen of Scots, consort of James V  

Rosalind K. Marshall

Madeleine [Madeleine de Valois] (1520–1537), queen of Scots, consort of James V, was the second daughter and fourth child of François I of France (1494–1547) and his first wife, Claude (1499–1524), daughter of Louis XII of France and Anne of Brittany. She was born on 10 August 1520, at ...

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Margaret [Margaret of Denmark] (1456/7?–1486), queen of Scots, consort of James III  

Norman Macdougall

Margaret [Margaret of Denmark] (1456/7?–1486), queen of Scots, consort of James III, was the only daughter of Christian I of Denmark–Norway (1448–1481) and Dorothea of Brandenburg. That Maundy alms were given to seventeen people at Easter 1474 probably indicates that Margaret was then aged seventeen and was born in 1456 or 1457. Almost from birth she played a key role in Scoto-Danish diplomatic schemes, which continued intermittently from late 1458 until the treaty of Copenhagen of 8 September 1468. Under this treaty between ...

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Margaret [Margaret of Denmark] (1456/7?–1486)  

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Margaret (1456/7?7–1486) by Hugo van der Goes, 1478 [ and St George (d. 303?)] The Royal Collection © 2011 Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

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Mary [Mary of Modena] (1658–1718), queen of England, Scotland, and Ireland, consort of James II and VII  

Andrew Barclay

Mary [Mary of Modena] (1658–1718), queen of England, Scotland, and Ireland, consort of James II and VII, was born Maria Beatrice Anna Margherita Isabella d'Este on 25 September/5 October 1658 at the Palazzo Ducale, Modena, Italy, the first of two surviving children of ...

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Mary [Mary of Gueldres] (d. 1463), queen of Scots, consort of James II  

Norman Macdougall

Mary [Mary of Gueldres] (d. 1463), queen of Scots, consort of James II, was probably born in Gueldres, the eldest daughter of Arnold, duke of Gueldres, and Catherine, duchess of Cleves. From an early age she enjoyed the support of her powerful uncle, ...

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Mary (1658–1718) by Willem Wissing, c. 1685 © National Portrait Gallery, London