Queen Victoria (1837-1901). House of Hanover. Great-great-grandmother to Elizabeth II. Reign: 63 years, 7 months, 2 days. Succeeded by son, Edward VII. Excellent movie released in 2009, "The Young Victoria" with Emily Blunt as Queen Victoria. Longest reign of any British Monarch

Queen Victoria (1837-1901). House of Hanover. Great-great-grandmother to Elizabeth II. Reign: 63 years, 7 months, 2 days. Succeeded by son, Edward VII. Excellent movie released in 2009, "The Young Victoria" with Emily Blunt as Queen Victoria. Longest reign of any British Monarch

Antique Print of Catherine of Aragaon - King Henry's first wife. Divorced to marry Anne Boleyn.

Antique Print of Catherine of Aragaon - King Henry's first wife. Divorced to marry Anne Boleyn.

Stained glass window depicting Hilda of Whitby http://www.missionstclare.com/english/people/nov18.html above address documents the saint

Stained glass window depicting Hilda of Whitby http://www.missionstclare.com/english/people/nov18.html above address documents the saint

King George II (1727-1760). House of Hanover. 5th great-grandfather to Elizabeth II. Reign: 33 yrs, 4 mos, 15 days. Succeeded by son, George III.

King George II (1727-1760). House of Hanover. 5th great-grandfather to Elizabeth II. Reign: 33 yrs, 4 mos, 15 days. Succeeded by son, George III.

Marie Alexandrovna, only daughter of Tsar Alexander II of Russia. She married Alfred, and became Duchess of Connaught. At first, Victoria was not fond of this daughter-in-law, and Marie returned the favour. And Marie loved rubbing the fact that she was born Imperial in her mother-in-law's face, with her jewels and personal wealth being greater than Victoria's. But Victoria privately admitted that she admired Marie for standing up to her.

Marie Alexandrovna, only daughter of Tsar Alexander II of Russia. She married Alfred, and became Duchess of Connaught. At first, Victoria was not fond of this daughter-in-law, and Marie returned the favour. And Marie loved rubbing the fact that she was born Imperial in her mother-in-law's face, with her jewels and personal wealth being greater than Victoria's. But Victoria privately admitted that she admired Marie for standing up to her.

King William IV (1830-1837). House of Hanover. 3rd great-granduncle to Elizabeth II. Reign: 6 yrs, 11 mos, 24 days. Succeeded by niece, Victoria.

King William IV (1830-1837). House of Hanover. 3rd great-granduncle to Elizabeth II. Reign: 6 yrs, 11 mos, 24 days. Succeeded by niece, Victoria.

Queen Elizabeth II (1926-Present) - Accession to the throne on 2/6/1952 following the death of her father King George VI. Reign 2/6/1952-Present Day

Queen Elizabeth II (1926-Present) - Accession to the throne on 2/6/1952 following the death of her father King George VI. Reign 2/6/1952-Present Day

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