William III (1650-1702) Prince of Orange and King of England, from 'The Gallery of Portraits', published 1833 (engraving), English School, (19th century) / Private Collection / Ken Welsh / Bridgeman Images
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The House of Stuart - The Stuarts ruled Scotland for over two centuries before inheriting the English throne and established a reputation as both ambitious and accident-prone. Of nine monarchs, six of them died violently. They ruled Britain from 1603, when the Union of the Crowns caused James VI of Scotland to become James I of England. Stuart rule ended in 1714.
On this day 8th March, 1702 Anne Stuart, sister of Mary II becomes Queen Regent of England, Scotland and Ireland after William II died in a riding accident. Despite seventeen pregnancies, Anne died without surviving children and was the last monarch of the House of Stuart. Anne was succeeded by her second cousin George I of the House of Hanover
King James I (1603-1625). House of Stuart. 9th great-grandfather to Elizabeth II. Son of Mary Queen of Scots. He was descended through the Scottish kings from Robert the Bruce, and the English Tudors through his great grandmother Margaret Tudor sister of Henry VIII. Reign: 22 yrs, 3 days. Succeeded by son Charles.