The letter 'A' around an image of a queen.

A

The letter 'A' around an image of a queen.

(1844-1925) Consort of King Edward VII. She founded the Imperial Military Nursing Service and instituted the annual Alexandra Rose day.

Queen Alexandra

(1844-1925) Consort of King Edward VII. She founded the Imperial Military Nursing Service and instituted…

"Anne of Great Britain." — Lardner, 1885

Anne

"Anne of Great Britain." — Lardner, 1885

Queen of England, Scotland and Ireland from 1702 until her death in 1714.

Queen Anne of England

Queen of England, Scotland and Ireland from 1702 until her death in 1714.

The Queen of England, Scotland and Ireland. She was born on February 6, 1665 and died on August 1, 1714.

Queen Anne of England

The Queen of England, Scotland and Ireland. She was born on February 6, 1665 and died on August 1, 1714.

Queen of England

Queen Anne of England

Queen of England

The royal crown of Lady Margaret Beaufort, Countess of Richmond.

Crown of Lady Margaret Beaufort

The royal crown of Lady Margaret Beaufort, Countess of Richmond.

"Honey-bee (Apis mellifica). Queen." — The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

Bee

"Honey-bee (Apis mellifica). Queen." — The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

"Ovaries of Queen and Workers (Apis). A, Abdomen of queen, under side. P, Petiole. o, o, Ovaries. hs, Position filled by honey-sack. ds, Position through which digestive system passes. od, Oviduct. co.d, Vagina. E, Egg-passing oviduct. s, Spermatheca. i, Intestine. pb, Poison bag. pg, Poison gland. st, Sting. p, "Palps" or "feelers" of sting. B, Rudimentary ovaries of ordinary worker. sp, Rudimentary spermatheca. C, Partially developed ovaries of fertile worker. sp, Rudimentary spermatheca." — The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

Bee Ovaries

"Ovaries of Queen and Workers (Apis). A, Abdomen of queen, under side. P, Petiole. o, o, Ovaries. hs,…

"Bee is the common name given to a large family of hymenopterous or membranous-winged insects, of which the most important is the common hive or honey bee (apis mellifica). It belongs to the warmer parts of the Eastern Hemisphere, but is now naturalized in the Western. A hive commonly consists of one mother or queen, from 600 to 800 males or drones, and from 15,000 to 20,000 working bees, formerly termed neuters, but now known to be imperfectly developed females. The humblebees, or bumblebees, of which over 60 species are found in North America, belong to the genus bombus, which is almost world wide in its distribution. "—(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Drone Bee

"Bee is the common name given to a large family of hymenopterous or membranous-winged insects, of which…

Honey bees (or honeybees) are a subset of bees, primarily distinguished by the production and storage of honey and the construction of perennial, colonial nests out of wax. Pictured here is a queen honey bee.

Honey Bee (Queen)

Honey bees (or honeybees) are a subset of bees, primarily distinguished by the production and storage…

"The queen bee is larger and longer than the other bees; she moves in a slow and majestic manner, and is always accompanied by a guard of twelve workers, an office taken in turn, and never intermitted." &mdash Goodrich, 1859

Queen Bee

"The queen bee is larger and longer than the other bees; she moves in a slow and majestic manner, and…

"Bee is the common name given to a large family of hymenopterous or membranous-winged insects, of which the most important is the common hive or honey bee (apis mellifica). It belongs to the warmer parts of the Eastern Hemisphere, but is now naturalized in the Western. A hive commonly consists of one mother or queen, from 600 to 800 males or drones, and from 15,000 to 20,000 working bees, formerly termed neuters, but now known to be imperfectly developed females. The humblebees, or bumblebees, of which over 60 species are found in North America, belong to the genus bombus, which is almost world wide in its distribution. "—(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Queen Bee

"Bee is the common name given to a large family of hymenopterous or membranous-winged insects, of which…

A queen bee

Queen Bee

A queen bee

"Bee is the common name given to a large family of hymenopterous or membranous-winged insects, of which the most important is the common hive or honey bee (apis mellifica). It belongs to the warmer parts of the Eastern Hemisphere, but is now naturalized in the Western. A hive commonly consists of one mother or queen, from 600 to 800 males or drones, and from 15,000 to 20,000 working bees, formerly termed neuters, but now known to be imperfectly developed females. The humblebees, or bumblebees, of which over 60 species are found in North America, belong to the genus bombus, which is almost world wide in its distribution. "—(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Worker Bee

"Bee is the common name given to a large family of hymenopterous or membranous-winged insects, of which…

A chess board showing the placement of the chess game pieces.

Chess Board

A chess board showing the placement of the chess game pieces.

(1507-1536) Second wife of Henry VIII, Mother of Queen Elizabeth I

Anne Boleyn

(1507-1536) Second wife of Henry VIII, Mother of Queen Elizabeth I

Shows setup of a chessboard.

Chess

Shows setup of a chessboard.

A board game and mental-skill game for two players.

Chess

A board game and mental-skill game for two players.

Marie Christina, Queen of Spain.

Marie Christina

Marie Christina, Queen of Spain.

"The crown of William I and his successors was a plain circlet heightened with four spikes having trefoil heads." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Crown

"The crown of William I and his successors was a plain circlet heightened with four spikes having trefoil…

"The crown made for the coronation of Queen Victoria, has its entire surface completely covered with jewels, its circlet, crosses, fleurs-de-lys, arches, and mound being alike in displaying varieties of the same precious constructive materials." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Crown

"The crown made for the coronation of Queen Victoria, has its entire surface completely covered with…

Worn by British Royalty.

Crown, British

Worn by British Royalty.

The state crown of Her Majesty the Queen.

State Crown

The state crown of Her Majesty the Queen.

The costume of an Egyptian Queen.

Egyptian Queen

The costume of an Egyptian Queen.

Elizabeth being carried on a gondola by eight men.

Elizabeth

Elizabeth being carried on a gondola by eight men.

Elizabeth I (7 September 1533 – 24 March 1603) was Queen of England and Queen of Ireland from 17 November 1558 until her death. Sometimes called The Virgin Queen, Gloriana, or Good Queen Bess, Elizabeth was the fifth and last monarch of the Tudor dynasty. The daughter of Henry VIII, she was born a princess, but her mother, Anne Boleyn, was executed three years after her birth, and Elizabeth was declared illegitimate. Her brother, Edward VI, cut her out of the succession. His will, however, was set aside, and in 1558 Elizabeth succeeded her half-sister, the Catholic Mary, during whose reign she had been imprisoned for nearly a year on suspicion of supporting Protestant rebels.

Elizabeth I of England

Elizabeth I (7 September 1533 – 24 March 1603) was Queen of England and Queen of Ireland from…

Queen of England.

Queen Elizabeth

Queen of England.

A full picture of Elizabeth I (1533-1603) Queen of England 1558-1603

Queen Elizabeth

A full picture of Elizabeth I (1533-1603) Queen of England 1558-1603

The wife of Napoleon III of France. She was born on May 5, 1826 and died on July 11, 1920.

Eugenie

The wife of Napoleon III of France. She was born on May 5, 1826 and died on July 11, 1920.

Guinevere and Enid from the story of King Arthur

Guinevere and Enid

Guinevere and Enid from the story of King Arthur

Guliver inspects the royal palace and kisses the Queen's hand.

Guliver at the royal palace

Guliver inspects the royal palace and kisses the Queen's hand.

"The Angular Head-dress of Elizabeth, Queen of Henry VII." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Head-dress

"The Angular Head-dress of Elizabeth, Queen of Henry VII." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

"Hippolyta, the queen, received him kindly, and consented to yield her girdle, but Juno, taking the form of an Amazon, went and persuaded the rest that the strangers were carrying off their queen." —Bulfinch, 1897

Hippolyta and the girdle

"Hippolyta, the queen, received him kindly, and consented to yield her girdle, but Juno, taking the…

"This Order was instituted by Her Majesty the Queen, in the year 1861, for bestowing honor upon the people of her Indian Empire. The Order consists of the Sovereign, a Grand Master, always to be Governor-General of India, and twenty-five Knights, with such Honorary Knights as the Crown may appoint. The Knights are to include both Naval, Military, and Civil officers, and natives of India."—Aveling, 1891

Insignia of the Order of the Star of India

"This Order was instituted by Her Majesty the Queen, in the year 1861, for bestowing honor upon the…

Queen Isabella of Spain.

Isabella

Queen Isabella of Spain.

The Queen of Castile and Leon.

Isabella of Castile

The Queen of Castile and Leon.

"Quartered shield of arms borne by Isabella, Queen of Edward II."—Aveling, 1891

Shield of Queen Isabella

"Quartered shield of arms borne by Isabella, Queen of Edward II."—Aveling, 1891

"The following cut is taken from the Vatican Juno found in the ruins of Lorium." — Anthon, 1891

Juno

"The following cut is taken from the Vatican Juno found in the ruins of Lorium." — Anthon, 1891

An illustration of a king and queen holding hands and dancing with a large group of people.

King & Queen Dancing with Group of People

An illustration of a king and queen holding hands and dancing with a large group of people.

An illustration of a king and queen sitting the head of a large table surrounded by people.

King & Queen Sitting at Table

An illustration of a king and queen sitting the head of a large table surrounded by people.

The young king presents a cup to the queen.

King and Queen

The young king presents a cup to the queen.

The second wife of Louis XIV.

Madame de Maintenon

The second wife of Louis XIV.

The sister of Marie Antoinette. She was the queen of Naples from 1768 to 1799.

Marie Caroline

The sister of Marie Antoinette. She was the queen of Naples from 1768 to 1799.

Mary, the fourth and penultimate monarch of the Tudor dynasty, is remembered for returning England from Protestantism to Roman Catholicism. To this end, she had almost three hundred religious dissenters executed; as a consequence, she is often known as Bloody Mary. Her religious policies, however, were in many cases reversed by her successor and half-sister, Elizabeth I. Mary Tudor was a cousin, once removed, of Mary, Queen of Scots, with whom she is often confused by those unfamiliar with British history.

Mary I

Mary, the fourth and penultimate monarch of the Tudor dynasty, is remembered for returning England from…

Mary I (18 February 1516 – 17 November 1558), was Queen of England and Queen of Ireland from 19 July 1553 until her death. The fourth crowned monarch of the Tudor dynasty, she is remembered for restoring England to Roman Catholicism after succeeding her short-lived half brother, Edward VI, to the English throne. In the process, she had almost 300 religious dissenters burned at the stake in the Marian Persecutions, earning her the sobriquet of "Bloody Mary". Her re-establishment of Roman Catholicism was reversed by her successor and half-sister, Elizabeth I.

Mary I of England

Mary I (18 February 1516 – 17 November 1558), was Queen of England and Queen of Ireland from 19…

Queen of England (1553-1558). She restored Catholicism in England.

Queen Mary I the Bloody

Queen of England (1553-1558). She restored Catholicism in England.

Queen of Scotland. Executed by Queen Elizabeth of England.

Mary Queen of Scots

Queen of Scotland. Executed by Queen Elizabeth of England.

(1542-1587) Queen of Scotland

Mary Queen of Scots

(1542-1587) Queen of Scotland

Although the Stewart family had gained the Scottish throne Marjory, Mary, Queen of Scots became Queen only because all male alternatives had been exhausted.

Mary Queen of Scots

Although the Stewart family had gained the Scottish throne Marjory, Mary, Queen of Scots became Queen…

The heraldic shield of Philippa of Hainault, the Queen consort of Edward III of England.

Shield of Queen Philippa

The heraldic shield of Philippa of Hainault, the Queen consort of Edward III of England.

"Coin of Phillip and Mary." — Lardner, 1885

Coin of Phillip and Mary

"Coin of Phillip and Mary." — Lardner, 1885

"Pussy-cat, pussy-cat, where have you been?" "I've been to London to look at the queen." "Pussy-cat, pussy-cat, what did you there?" "I frightened a little mouse under the chair."

Pussy-Cat

"Pussy-cat, pussy-cat, where have you been?" "I've been to London to look at the queen." "Pussy-cat,…

Haughty queen with mace and orb.

Queen

Haughty queen with mace and orb.

An illustration of a queen looking to her right.

Queen

An illustration of a queen looking to her right.

An illustration of a sculpture of Queen Amenderdas.

Queen Amenderdas

An illustration of a sculpture of Queen Amenderdas.

An illustration of a queen and king surrounded by a group of people and dogs running around their feet.

Queen and King Surrounded by People

An illustration of a queen and king surrounded by a group of people and dogs running around their feet.

"Queen Elizabeth's Tomb: In the North Aisle of Henry VII's Chapel, Westminster Abbey." — Chambers, 1881

Queen Elizabeth's Tomb

"Queen Elizabeth's Tomb: In the North Aisle of Henry VII's Chapel, Westminster Abbey." — Chambers,…

An illustration of a queen holding a rolling pin and talking to the kitchen staff.

Queen in Kitchen with Staff

An illustration of a queen holding a rolling pin and talking to the kitchen staff.

Sing a Song of Sixpence. The Queen was in the parlour, eating bread and honey.

Queen in the Parlour

Sing a Song of Sixpence. The Queen was in the parlour, eating bread and honey.