Great Britain has a long and complicated history that dates back to several millennia. King Henry VII of England, the first monarch of the House of Tudor, played an instrumental role in the vast expansion of the British Empire in the 16th century. Influential writers Richard Hakluyt and John Dee also thrived during the same period. Queen Elizabeth I, counted amongst the most popular Britons ever to have lived, brought a period of relative internal stability to the region. She is associated with the defeat of the Spanish Armada. Another famous monarch was Henry VIII, known for his role in the separation of the Church of England from the Roman Catholic Church. Political leader Oliver Cromwell, Commander of the New Model Army during the English Civil War against King Charles I is another significant historical figure. Thomas Wolsey, Thomas More, Thomas Cromwell, Richard Rich, and Thomas Cranmer are prominent figures in British history as well. Known for its rich legacy in the fields of science and literary, England was also home to geniuses such as William Shakespeare and Sir Isaac Newton. This section provides you information about the life and works of famous British historical personalities.
Queen Victoria Queen Victoria

24 May 1819

Edward VIIEdward VII

09 November 1841

Elizabeth I of EnglandElizabeth I of England

07 September 1533

George VIGeorge VI

14 December 1895

Charles, Prince of WalesCharles, Prince of Wales

14 November 1948

George VGeorge V

03 June 1865

Charles I of EnglandCharles I of England

19 November 1600

Mary I of EnglandMary I of England

18 February 1516

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Henry VIIHenry VII of England

28 January 1457

Catherine of AragonCatherine of Aragon

16 December 1485

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Edward VI of EnglandEdward VI of England

12 October 1537

Richard III of EnglandRichard III of England

02 October 1452

Mary of TeckMary of Teck

26 May 1867

Richard I of EnglandRichard I of England

08 September 1157

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Queen Elizabeth IIQueen Elizabeth II

21 April 1926

Victoria, Princess RoyalVictoria, Princess Royal

21 November 1840

John, King of EnglandJohn, King of England

24 December 1166

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James II Of England James II of England

14 October 1633

Elizabeth of York Elizabeth of York

11 February 1466

Anne of ClevesAnne of Cleves

22 September 1515

Catherine ParrCatherine Parr

31 July 1512

Henry V Of EnglandHenry V of England

09 August 1386

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Elizabeth Bowes-LyonElizabeth Bowes-Lyon

04 August 1900

Edward III of EnglandEdward III of England

13 November 1312


0030 AD

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Henry IV of EnglandHenry IV of England

15 April 1367

Henry III of EnglandHenry III of England

01 October 1207

Alexandra of DenmarkAlexandra of Denmark

01 December 1844

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Richard II of EnglandRichard II of England

06 January 1367

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Edward V of EnglandEdward V of England

02 November 1470

Mary II of EnglandMary II of England

30 April 1662

Anne NevilleAnne Neville

11 June 1456

Edgar the PeacefulEdgar the Peaceful

07 August 0942

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Charles IICharles II

29 May 1630


0894 AD

Charles II of EnglandCharles II of England
Catherine HowardCatherine Howard

1523 AD

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Henry VI of EnglandHenry VI of England

06 December 1421

John Churchill, 1st Duke of MarlboroughJohn Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough

26 May 1650

Leopold I of BelgiumLeopold I of Belgium

16 December 1790

Arthur, Prince of WalesArthur, Prince of Wales

20 September 1486

James IV of ScotlandJames IV of Scotland

17 March 1473

Robert II of ScotlandRobert II of Scotland

02 March 1316

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Edward VII of the United KingdomEdward VII of the United Kingdom

09 November 1841

James I of ScotlandJames I of Scotland

10 December 1394

Edmund IronsideEdmund Ironside

0989 AD

Edward the MartyrEdward the Martyr

0962 AD

John II of FranceJohn II of France

26 April 1319

Egbert of WessexEgbert of Wessex

0770 AD

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David II of ScotlandDavid II of Scotland

05 March 1324

Catherine of ValoisCatherine of Valois

27 October 1401

Maud of WalesMaud of Wales

26 November 1869