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God Save Queen Mary

Sir Peter Lely, Queen Mary II, circa 1677. On the 28th of December 1694 Mary II, wife and first cousin of joint monarch, William III, died from smallpox. Raised a Protestant, Mary was the eldest daughter of (Roman Catholic) James … Continue reading

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Queen Anne

Anne was born on February 6th, 1665 to Anne Hyde and James II. Although James was a nonconformist, Anne was baptised an Anglican. Anne’s older sister, Mary, also a Protestant, married William II and jointly succeeded Anne’s and Mary’s father to … Continue reading

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