A female monarch of England (now, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland). England has had a number of queens:
- the Lady Jane Grey held the throne for nine days in 1553, after the death of Edward VI. Everybody wanted Mary, though.
- Mary I, r. 1553-1558. A member of the Tudor house. Nicknamed `bloody Mary' for her persecution of Protestants in England.
- Elizabeth I, r. 1558-1601. Also a Tudor.
- Mary II, r. 1689-1694. A member of the house of Stuart. She ruled jointly with her husband William III of Orange.
- Anne, r. 1702-1714. The last of the Stuarts, she took the throne after the death of William III.
- Victoria, r. 1837-1901. A member of the house of Hanover, though she was, as a woman, prevented from succeeding in Hanover (thus ending the connection between the British and Hanoverian thrones). She is the longest-reigning British monarch to date.
- Elizabeth II, r. 1952-present. A member of the House of Windsor.