(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 (6 February 1665 – 1 August 1714) became Queen of England, Scotland and Ireland on 8 March 1702. On 1 May 1707, under the Acts of Union 1707, England and Scotland were united as a single state, the Kingdom of Great Britain. Anne became its first sovereign, while continuing to hold the separate crown of Queen of Ireland. Anne reigned for twelve years until her death in August 1714.

Queen Anne of Great Britain

Anne (6 February 1665 – 1 August 1714) became Queen of England, Scotland and Ireland on 8 March…

The wedding of Arthur and Guenevere in the great Cathedral at Canterbury.

Arthur and Guenevere

The wedding of Arthur and Guenevere in the great Cathedral at Canterbury.

In ancient Assyria, princes, princesses, and priests vied with each other in luxury.

Assyrian Princess in Full Dress

In ancient Assyria, princes, princesses, and priests vied with each other in luxury.

Argent, a fess, azure. The fess is formed by two horizontal lines drawn above and below the centre of the shield. The fess contains in breadth one third of the field. -Hall, 1862

Shield Showing Baton

Argent, a fess, azure. The fess is formed by two horizontal lines drawn above and below the centre of…

(1188-1252) Queen of France who governed for her young son

Blanche of Castille

(1188-1252) Queen of France who governed for her young son

A boy and girl, sitting.

Boy and girl

A boy and girl, sitting.

The King's trial (on charges of high treason and "other high crimes") began on January 2, but Charles refused to enter a plea, claiming that no court had jurisdiction over a monarch. He believed that his own authority to rule had been given to him by God when he was crowned and anointed, and that the power wielded by those trying him was simply that which grew out of a barrel of gunpowder. The court, by contrast, proposed that no man is above the law.

Death of Charles I

The King's trial (on charges of high treason and "other high crimes") began on January 2, but Charles…

Charles II (Charles Stuart; 29 May 1630 – 6 February 1685) was the King of England, Scotland, and Ireland. According to royalists (and retrospective English law), Charles II became king when his father Charles I was executed at Whitehall on 30 January 1649, the climax of the English Civil War. The English Parliament did not proclaim Charles II king at this time, passing a statute making it unlawful, and England entered the period known to history as the English Interregnum. The Parliament of Scotland, on the other hand, proclaimed Charles II King of Scots on 5 February 1649 in Edinburgh. He was crowned King of Scots at Scone on 1 January 1651.

Charles II of England

Charles II (Charles Stuart; 29 May 1630 – 6 February 1685) was the King of England, Scotland,…

(1294-132) King of France from 1322-1328

King Charles IV of France

(1294-132) King of France from 1322-1328

(1068-1135) King of England 1100-1135 and the Duke of Normandy 1106-1135

King Henry I of France

(1068-1135) King of England 1100-1135 and the Duke of Normandy 1106-1135

(--) King of France

Charles VI of France

(--) King of France

(1403-1461) King of France. During his reign , Joan of Arc led the troops and the war against Britain came to an end.

Charles VII of France

(1403-1461) King of France. During his reign , Joan of Arc led the troops and the war against Britain…

(--) King of France

Charles VIII of France

(--) King of France

(1818-1906) Crowned King of Denmark in 1863

Christian IX

(1818-1906) Crowned King of Denmark in 1863

The crown of the Prince Consort.

Coronet of the Late Prince Consort

The crown of the Prince Consort.

A coronet of an English Duke.

Coronet

A coronet of an English Duke.

"Coronet of the prince of Wales." -Hall, 1862

Crown of the Prince

"Coronet of the prince of Wales." -Hall, 1862

Coronet "of a baron." -Hall, 1862

Baron Coronet

Coronet "of a baron." -Hall, 1862

Coronet "of a duke." -Hall, 1862

Duke Coronet

Coronet "of a duke." -Hall, 1862

Coronet "of a royal duke." -Hall, 1862

Royal Duke Coronet

Coronet "of a royal duke." -Hall, 1862

Coronet "of an earl." -Hall, 1862

Earl Coronet

Coronet "of an earl." -Hall, 1862

Coronet "of a marquis." -Hall, 1862

Marquis Coronet

Coronet "of a marquis." -Hall, 1862

Coronet "of a princess of England" -Hall, 1862

Princess Coronet

Coronet "of a princess of England" -Hall, 1862

Coronet "of a viscount." -Hall, 1862

Viscount Coronet

Coronet "of a viscount." -Hall, 1862

A wreath or garland, or any ornament encircling the head, especially as a badge of dignity or power.

Crown

A wreath or garland, or any ornament encircling the head, especially as a badge of dignity or power.

"The crown of the king of England." -Hall, 1862

Crown of the King

"The crown of the king of England." -Hall, 1862

Worn by British Royalty.

Crown, British

Worn by British Royalty.

An illustration of an English crown.

English Crown

An illustration of an English crown.

A crown used for the coronation of emperors.

Imperial Crown

A crown used for the coronation of emperors.

A royal crown.

Royal Crown

A royal crown.

Battle fought between two brothers, Cyrus the Younger and Arsaces. Cyrus managed to collect eleven thousand Greek soldiers, and went into battle for the Persian throne his elder brother had recently occupied.

Battle of Cunaxa

Battle fought between two brothers, Cyrus the Younger and Arsaces. Cyrus managed to collect eleven thousand…

An illustration of a "silver Medal-cup (The medals are all of the Duke of Brunswick-Wolfenbuttel.)" -Century, 1886

Medal Cup

An illustration of a "silver Medal-cup (The medals are all of the Duke of Brunswick-Wolfenbuttel.)"…

The Queen, from Hans Holbein's series of engravings, Dance of Death.

Dance of Death, The Queen

The Queen, from Hans Holbein's series of engravings, Dance of Death.

(1274-1305) Queen of France married to Philippe le Bel

Jeanne de Navarre

(1274-1305) Queen of France married to Philippe le Bel

"DIADEM, a circle of gold with points rising from it, worn by ancient kings as the token of royalty. The diadem of most of the monarchs of Europe, as represented in ancient statuary, stained glass, and paintings, resembles the annexed engraving; the kings of England, from the Conquest to Henry VII., all wore a diadem of this shape." -Hall, 1862

Diadem

"DIADEM, a circle of gold with points rising from it, worn by ancient kings as the token of royalty.…

Edward VI became King of England and Ireland on January 28, 1547, at just nine years of age. Edward, the son of Henry VIII and Jane Seymour, was the third monarch of the Tudor dynasty and England's first ruler who was Protestant at the time of his ascension to the throne. Edward's entire rule was mediated through a council of regency as he never reached majority. The council was first led by his uncle, Edward Seymour, and then by John Dudley.

Edward VI. Writing His Journal

Edward VI became King of England and Ireland on January 28, 1547, at just nine years of age. Edward,…

Prince of Wales, Edward VII, was the King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, King of the Commonwealth Realms, and the Emperor of India.

Albert Edward

Prince of Wales, Edward VII, was the King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, King of…

Elizabeth being carried on a gondola by eight men.

Elizabeth

Elizabeth being carried on a gondola by eight men.

Queen of England.

Queen Elizabeth

Queen of England.

Queen of England

Queen Elizabeth

Queen of England

Enid leads the way on horseback.

Enid

Enid leads the way on horseback.

(1831-1888) The second German emperor and eighth King of Prussia.

Fredrick III

(1831-1888) The second German emperor and eighth King of Prussia.

(1660-1727) King of Great Britain and Ireland 1714-1727

George I, King of England

(1660-1727) King of Great Britain and Ireland 1714-1727

Guinevere and Enid from the story of King Arthur

Guinevere and Enid

Guinevere and Enid from the story of King Arthur

(1872-1957) King of Norway from 1905-1957

Haakon VII

(1872-1957) King of Norway from 1905-1957

This painting is by Sir Anthony Van Dyck. It is one of at least twenty-five that the artist made of Queen Henrietta. the piece can now be found at Windsor Castle.

Henrietta Maria Queen of Charles I, with the Princes Charles and James

This painting is by Sir Anthony Van Dyck. It is one of at least twenty-five that the artist made of…

Queen Henrietta Maria was Queen Consort of England, Scotland and Ireland through her marriage to Charles I. The U.S. state of Maryland was so named in her honor by Caecilius Calvert, son of George Calvert, 1st Baron Baltimore. Cape Henrietta Maria, at the western meeting of James Bay and Hudson Bay in Northern Ontario, is also named for her.

Queen Henrietta Maria

Queen Henrietta Maria was Queen Consort of England, Scotland and Ireland through her marriage to Charles…

Henry VIII was married six times during his life. First, to Catherine of Aragon, Anne Boleyn, Jane Seymor, Anne of Cleves, Catherine Howard, and Catherine Parr.

Henry the VIII and His Wives

Henry VIII was married six times during his life. First, to Catherine of Aragon, Anne Boleyn, Jane Seymor,…

The heraldic shield of Henry V, Prince of Wales.

Shield of Henry V

The heraldic shield of Henry V, Prince of Wales.

Henry VIII and all of his men coming into the city

Henry VIII

Henry VIII and all of his men coming into the city

(1271-1336) Queen of France married to Philip III King of France

Isabel of Aragon

(1271-1336) Queen of France married to Philip III King of France

James II of England and Ireland, James VII of Scotland (14 October 1633 – 16 September 1701) was King of England, King of Scots, and King of Ireland from 6 February 1685. He was the last Catholic monarch to reign over the Kingdoms of England, Scotland, and Ireland. The Parliament of England deemed James to have abdicated on 11 December 1688. The Parliament of Scotland on 11 April 1689 declared him to have forfeited the throne. He was replaced not by his Catholic son, James Francis Edward, but by Mary II and William III. William and Mary became joint rulers in 1689. Mary was the eldest daughter of James and a Protestant. William was both his nephew and son-in-law. James II made one serious attempt to recover his crowns, when he landed in Ireland in 1689.

James II of England

James II of England and Ireland, James VII of Scotland (14 October 1633 – 16 September 1701) was…

Joab's Artifice, from Hans Holbein's series of engravings known as his Bible Cuts.

Joab's Artifice

Joab's Artifice, from Hans Holbein's series of engravings known as his Bible Cuts.

(1830-1916) Emperor of Austria and King of Bohemia and Hungary

Francis Joseph I

(1830-1916) Emperor of Austria and King of Bohemia and Hungary

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.

The King and Queen of Hearts.

King and Queen

The King and Queen of Hearts.

A scene from the story, "King Persifer's Crown."

King Persifer's Crown

A scene from the story, "King Persifer's Crown."

A scene from the story, "King Persifer's Crown."

King Persifer's Crown

A scene from the story, "King Persifer's Crown."

A scene from the story, "King Persifer's Crown."

King Persifer's Crown

A scene from the story, "King Persifer's Crown."