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And the ascension of his sister in law Anne as queen. Unlike William, Anne’s husband would not share her throne. Anne was married to Prince George of Denmark who was not a healthy man. George died in 1708. Like her sister Anne had no heirs. Her only son lived barely a year and two daughters in infancy. Her other children 14 died either the day they were born or stillborn. Their longest living was Mary who died short of her second birthday. Mary had suffered only a few miscarriages in her life time.

The Stuart reign ended with Anne. The throne passed to Anne’s cousin Once remover George I. His grandmother Elizabeth Stuart was daughter of James VI. Following the death of his mother he had the senior Protestant claim to the throne.
Queen Anne had a tragic obstetrical history, with 17 known pregnancies and only five babies being born alive; the rest resulted in miscarriage (at least once of twins) or stillbirth. Of those born alive, two died shortly after birth and the other three did not reach adulthood. Her surviving daughters Anne Sophia and Mary died of smallpox within days of each other in 1687 aged one and two. Queen Anne had one child who reached the age of eleven: her son William, Duke of Gloucester, who died in 1700; his death resulted in the passage of the Act of Settlement which brought the Hanoverians to the UK. There have been many guesses as to the cause of her maternal difficulties including congenital syphilis and lupus but the true cause will probably never be known.
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March 8, 1137 -Death of Adela of Normandy,Countess of Blois and Meaux ,daughter of William the Conqueror and Matilda of Flanders at the Priory of the Holy Trinity of Marcigny-lès-Nonnains. Adela's remains were taken to l'Abbaye-aux-Dames in Caen ,Normandy for burial,the abbey was ransacked by Huguenots in the 1560's and again during the French Revolution.
Adela was the mother of King Stephen of England

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March 9 1566 death of David Rizzio. He was private secretary to Mary queen of Scots. He was Italian but came to Scotland in the train of the new ambassador. Finding no work at court he landed a job as a musician for the queen through an old friend who already worked for the queen. He started as a musician but he later became her private secretary. He was her favorite and was great suspicion he was her lover by court including her husband.

On the day rebels stormed Holyrood where the queen was in residence. They over powered her guards and stormed into her dining hall. They were led by Lord Ruthven. David his behind the queen who refused to give him up. Rebels threatened to shoot or stab the queen who was pregnant with James. David was dragged from behind her and brutally murdered before her eyes.

Mary was able to get to speak to her husband and the guards loosened. Taking advantage of it she escaped to Seton palace and then to Dunbar castle. She was accompanied by Arthur Erskine.
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On this day, March 19, 1863 ~ The wedding of Albert Edward, Prince of Wales and Alexandra of Denmark
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Yes, March 10th, they were married

https://www.unofficialroyalty.com/we...ra-of-denmark/

Alexandra arrived three days before her wedding on the royal yacht. Alfred Lord Tennyson actually wrote an ode of welcome.

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Sea King's daughter from over the sea,
Alexandra!
Saxon and Norman and Dane are we,
But all of us Danes in our welcome of thee,
Alexandra!
The couple had been introduced in 1861 by his sister Vicky. He proposed a year later, after the death of his father, in Laeken, the home of his Great Uncle Leopold I of Belgium. Leopold was his great uncle twice over, being the younger brother of Victoria's mother and Albert's father.

They were married at St George' due to the court being in mourning for his father. The press was upset as they could get little coverage. And many people who expected to be invited were not. Only Alexandra's closest family were invited which put some people off. The women in attendance were only allowed to wear grey, lilac or mauve.

Alexandra was supported by her father Prince Christian and George, Duke of Cambridge (Victoria's cousin). Albert dead, his brother Ernst stood in his place as supporter for Edward. He was accompanied by CP Friedrich of Prussia who was Edward's brother in law (Vicky's husband).

Some of Alexandra's wedding jewels.

Queen Alexandra's Wedding Gift Parure | The Court Jeweller

Her tiara was inherited by her daughter, and unfortunately sold. But many of the pieces remain. The queen mum wore the necklace to Elizabeth's wedding, and Kate has worn it in recent years. The set was a gift from her fiancé at the time.

All of her jewels on her wedding day had been gifts. They included an opal and diamond bracelet that was part of a suite that Victoria gave her. It is said to be crafted from a design Albert made. Unfortunately the suite no longer is in royal hands it seems.

Other gifts

https://royal-magazin.de/england/que...g-emeralds.htm

They include the diamond leek brooch Camilla is known to wear.


This one is certainly one of the more unique. It was a gift from the Duke of Cambridge who was one of her supporters.

https://royal-magazin.de/england/que...e-bracelet.htm
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March 9 1566 death of David Rizzio. He was private secretary to Mary queen of Scots. He was Italian but came to Scotland in the train of the new ambassador. Finding no work at court he landed a job as a musician for the queen through an old friend who already worked for the queen. He started as a musician but he later became her private secretary. He was her favorite and was great suspicion he was her lover by court including her husband.

On the day rebels stormed Holyrood where the queen was in residence. They over powered her guards and stormed into her dining hall. They were led by Lord Ruthven. David his behind the queen who refused to give him up. Rebels threatened to shoot or stab the queen who was pregnant with James. David was dragged from behind her and brutally murdered before her eyes.

Mary was able to get to speak to her husband and the guards loosened. Taking advantage of it she escaped to Seton palace and then to Dunbar castle. She was accompanied by Arthur Erskine.
The The Murder of Rizzio,he was stabbed 57 times afterwards his body was stripped and dumped down a staircase .Mary had him buried at the vault of Holyrood Abbey.

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March 11 1708 Queen Anne denied the Scottish Militia Bill. Following the acts of the union the prior year, Scotland pushed to arm their militia. It had not been reformed since the restoration.

This was the last time in Britain that royal assent was denied to a bill. Outside the UK, in the colonies, it happened later. In the UK though, once a bill passed parliament it was considered a simple formality for royal assent.

The problem was that the French navy was seen headed towards Scotland set for invasion. Anne was convinced by advisors that if she agreed to arm the Scottish militia, they may not be loyal.

The invasion was part of the Spanish war of succession. The French had recognized William III as king of England but when James II died in 1702, they turned their support instead of James' son the Old pretender. The French sent between 5-6000 soldiers to Scotland in 1708 planning to back the local Jacobites in regaining the throne from Anne for her half brother James Frances. If the Scottish militia had been armed, it was believed they would join the Jacobites. They reached Scotland but they were unable to disembark from their ships and fled back to France, narrowly escaping the British navy in retreat.
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On this day, March 12, 1637 ~ Birth of Lady Anne Hyde, Duchess of York, the first wife of James, Duke of York (King James II of England)

On this day, March 13, 1879 ~ The wedding of Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught and Princess Louise Margaret of Prussia
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March 13, 1271 the death of Henry of Almain. Henry was a grandson of King John. His father was Richard, Earl of Cornwall. Richard was the second son of King John. His mother was the first of Richard's three wives, Isabel Marshal. Isabel was the daughter of the first earl of Pembroke and Isabel de Clare. Henry was Isabel's second husband. Isabel's first marriage was to Gilbert de Clare, Earl of Gloucester. Despite the 20 year age difference, her first marriage was a very happy one which produced 6 children. Isabel was the great-grandmother of Robert the Bruce through her 4th child Isabel de Clare.

Isabel was only 30 when widowed, and having proven fertile, she was married to Richard at the age of 31. She bore him four children, of whom Henry was third born. Henry was the only child though who made it out of the cradle. Isabel died when her son was five from liver failure brought on by the labor with her son Nicholas who died the same day.

Richard married twice after. His second wife Sanchia, who he was later buried next to, was a daughter of the Count of Provence. Sanchia was one of four daughters. Her elder sisters were Margaret of France (wife of Louis IX) and Eleanor of England (wife of Henry III, mother of Edward I) and her younger sister was Beatrice of Sicily (wife of Charles I). Eleanor helped arrange the marriage to her brother in law. Sanchia bore her husband two children, a child who died in infancy and his future successor Edmund.


Richard's third wife was Beatrice of Falkenberg. They had no children.


Henry was called Henry of Almain due to his father being elected king of the Romans.


Henry was in a tough place. He was a nephew of both Henry III and Simon de Montford during the second barons war. His loyalty waivered but he eventually was a loyalist to Henry. He was imprisoned for a time after he was taken hostage at the battle of Lewes.


Henry joined his cousin Edward in going on the crusade but only made it as far as Sicily. Edward sent him back to see to an uprising in Gascony. He was accompanied by Philip III (a nephew of his former stepmother Sanchia) and Charles I (first husband of the younger sister of his stepmother).


Henry was murdered at church in Viterbo, his cousins Guy and Simon de Montfort the younger. It was in revenge for the beading of their father Simon and their elder brother Henry. Though neither Henry of Almain or his father were involved in the battle, their support to the throne made Henry an enemy to his cousins. Edward I had attacked the armies of Simon the younger, and using their stolen banners, were able to made a sneak attack at the battle of Evesham. His father was a prisoner of Simon Sr. Simon's son Henry was killed infront of his father and later Simon Sr was killed. When his son Simon Jr arrived he found hit father's head on a spit. He had been mutilated, his body butchered to pieces. He and Guy who was a prisoner but escaped, fled to the continent.


Guy was remembered. He found himself in the seventh circle of hell in Dante's Inferno.


Henry was buried at Hailey Abbey, next to his stepmother Sanchia, and later his father. His father died a year after him.
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Henry's body was indeed buried at the now destroyed Hailes Abbey but his heart was buried in a 'golden cup' at the Shrine of St Edward the Confessor in Westminster Abbey.However it was lost when the Shrine was ransacked and demolished in 1540 during the dissolution of Westminster Benedictine Abbey.

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On this day, March 15, 1275 ~ Birth of Margaret of England, the daughter of King Edward I
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On this day, March 15, 1275 ~ Birth of Margaret of England, the daughter of King Edward I
She was married to John II of Brabant. It was an unhappy marriage which only produced one son in over twenty years, John III. She was forced to endur her husbands mistresses and his bastards who were raised at court with her own son. The couple attended her brothers wedding to Isabel of France and accompanied them back to England for their coronation.

She died 22 years after her husband. She was the last of her siblings to die, dying during the reign of her nephew Edward III. Margaret was the tenth of her parents sixteen kids. Edward was youngest. She died in 1333, her last sibling Mary the year before and Edward in 1327.
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Thanks to everyone who contributes the historical notes in this thread. Always learn something new with each visit.
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She was married to John II of Brabant. It was an unhappy marriage which only produced one son in over twenty years, John III. She was forced to endur her husbands mistresses and his bastards who were raised at court with her own son. The couple attended her brothers wedding to Isabel of France and accompanied them back to England for their coronation.

She died 22 years after her husband. She was the last of her siblings to die, dying during the reign of her nephew Edward III. Margaret was the tenth of her parents sixteen kids. Edward was youngest. She died in 1333, her last sibling Mary the year before and Edward in 1327.
Margaret of England, Duchess of Brabant was buried at Saints-Michel-et-Gudule Cathedral in Brussels though so tomb has survived ,its possible her remains are still interred there and possibly the only English Princess to be buried there.

The Cathedral was ransacked by the Calvinists in 1566 and again by French Troops in the 1790's.
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On this day, March 16, 1861~ Demise of Victoria, Duchess of Kent, the mother of Queen Victoria
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On this day, March 16, 1861~ Demise of Victoria, Duchess of Kent, the mother of Queen Victoria
Like her daughter, Victoria was not her first name. Her birth name was Princess Marie Luise Victoria of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld. She was the daughter of Francis, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld and was one of three siblings who became linked to the British royal family. Her brother Leopold married Princess Charlotte of Wales. If Charlotte had not died giving birth to their son, she would have been queen and Leopold would have been Prince consort. Her older brother Ernst was the father of Albert, her future son in law.

Her first marriage was to Emich Carl, Prince of Leiningen. She was his second wife. His first wife Henrietta had died in 1801, a year after their only child. Victoria was 17 and her husband was 40. She bore him two children during their 11 year marriage. Through her children from her first marriage she is an ancestor of Carl Gustaf, Felipe, Constantine and other royals.

Her son Prince Carl became 3rd Prince of Leningen in 1814 on his father's death. He married Countess Maria von Klebelsberg . The couple had 2 sons.

Her daughter Feodora married Ernst I, Prince of Hohenlohe-Langenburg.

Following the death of her sister in law Princess Charlotte of Wales, the British throne was desperate for a new heir to the throne. Three of the king's brothers were induced to get married and produce an heir. One was Edward, the Duke of Kent and Strathearn. Edward was 50, and Victoria was 31. They were married in a joint wedding with his brother the future William IV. They lived in Germany for cheaper rent until she became pregnant and they moved to Kensington palace so Victoria was born in England.

Her third child was named Alexandrina Victoria, but like mom was called Victoria. The name was a point of contention as George IV (regent at the time) refused to allow them to use any traditional English royal names, while also denying Victoria as being too German. Alexandrina was chosen to honor her godfather, Tsar Alexander I of Russia.

Victoria was widowed a second time two years after her wedding, in 1820. Victoria considered a move home to Germany. It was not only cheaper, but she had income from her first husband there. But because her daughter's place as heir was not secure, she chose to remain in the UK. As Victoria was third in line parliament refused to give much in the way of income, and they were reduced to living in small poor suites in Kensington.

Leopold was a help to his sister. His annuity from the government had not been cancelled following the death of Charlotte. He helped provide his sister and her children a much needed income to remain in the UK. Things got better when George III died and William came to the throne. He had no kids and his wife was past child-bearing. The government started providing for the future heiress in 1831.

Victoria feuded with William and his wife, and later was on the outs with her daughter for many years. She had tried to force her daughter to name Conroy here private secretary and it backfired. When her daughter took the throne, Victoria was banished to accommodation away from the queen. Things were not repaired until the birth of Vicky.

She died in 1861 with her daughter Victoria by her side. She was buried in the Duchess of Kent mausoleum at Windsor and a window had been dedicated to her at the Royal chapel of all saints at Windsor.

At the time of her death she had 2 children, one daughter and son in law, 16 grandchildren (9 from Victoria, 5 from Feodora and 2 from Carl) and 6 great-grandkids (2 from Victoria's family, 4 from Feodora's). Her son Carl died in 1856 and her son in law Ernst in 1860. Albert died in 1861 as well, but in December. Feodora's daughter Elise had died in 1850 at the age of 19.
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On this day, March 16, 1861~ Demise of Victoria, Duchess of Kent, the mother of Queen Victoria
HRH The Dowager Duchess of Kent was buried in her very own Mausoleum at Frogmore in Windsor and not beside her husband at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle.

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On this day, March 17, 1473 ~ Birth of King James IV of Scotland
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On this day, March 17, 1473 ~ Birth of King James IV of Scotland
He was the eldest son of James III and Margaret of Denmark and was born at Holyrood Abbey,he was given the title Duke of Rothesay.

A 15th Century Painting of James IV, King of Scots

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On this day, March 18, 1496 ~ Birth of Mary Tudor, the daughter of King Henry VII
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