British History 2:
From the French Revolution to World War II
Topic: "Majesties and Royal Highnesses"

by Laura Cenicola & Mareike Aumann

2) Brief Overview: The British Monarchs from 1707 - Today

The British Monarchy from 1707 until today

The Beginning of the United KingdomThe 'United Kingdom' began informally during the 18th century. The Act of Union, set up in 1707, stated the fact that England and Scotland should 'be united into one kingdom by the name of Great Britain'. The annexation of Ireland in 1800 made matters official and expanded the limits of the kingdom. It was called the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland until most of Ireland left the union on December 6th in 1922. Starting on April 12th 1927 it became known as the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.


The first monarch of the United Kingdom was Queen Anne (May 1st 1707 - 14) House of Stuart

Portrait:

Queen Anne

 

 

George I (August 1st 1714 - 27) House of Hanover

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George I


George II (June 11th 1727 - 1760) House of Hanover

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George II

 

George III (October 25th 1760 - 1820) House of Hanover

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George III

 

George IV (January 28th 1820 - 1830) House of Hanover

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George IV

 

William IV (June 26th 1830 - 1837) House of Windsor

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William IV

 

Victoria (June 20th 1837 - 1901) House of Hanover

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Queen Victoria


 

Edward VII (January 22nd 1901 - 1910) House of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha

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Edward VII

 

George V (May 6th 1910 - 1936) House of Windsor

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George V

 

 

Edward VIII (January 20th - December 11th 1936)

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Edward VIII

 

George VI (December 11th 1936 - February 6th 1952) House of Windsor

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George VI

 

Queen Elizabeth II (February 6th 1952 until present) House of Windsor

 

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young queen elizabeth II in 1952

old queen elizabethin 2008

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