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
Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and
George VIGeorge VI
14 December 1895
Former King of the United Kingdom

Charles, Prince of WalesCharles, Prince of Wales
14 November 1948
Prince of Wales

Alfred the GreatAlfred the Great
0849 AD
King of Wessex

George VGeorge V
03 June 1865
Former King of the United Kingdom

Henry VIII of EnglandHenry VIII of England
28 June 1491
King of England

Edward VIIEdward VII
09 November 1841
Former King of the United Kingdom

Henry VIIHenry VII of England
28 January 1457
King of England
Henry V Of EnglandHenry V of England
09 August 1386
King of England (1413-1422)

Anne, Queen of Great BritainAnne, Queen of Great Britain
06 February 1665
Queen of Britan
Elizabeth I of EnglandElizabeth I of England
07 September 1533
Queen of England

Anne BoleynAnne Boleyn
1501 AD
Marquess of Pembroke

Mary I of EnglandMary I of England
18 February 1516
Queen of England and Ireland

Charles I of EnglandCharles I of England
19 November 1600
King of England

Princess Alice of BattenbergPrincess Alice of Battenberg
25 February 1885
Princess Andrew of Greece and Denmark
Catherine of AragonCatherine of Aragon
16 December 1485
Ambassador

Mary of TeckMary of Teck
26 May 1867
Queen consort of the United Kingdom

William IV of the United KingdomWilliam IV of the United Kingdom
21 August 1765
King of the United Kingdom

Queen Elizabeth IIQueen Elizabeth II
21 April 1926
Queen of the United Kingdom
Catherine, Duchess of CambridgeCatherine, Duchess of Cambridge
09 January 1982
The Duchess of Cambridge

Henry VI of EnglandHenry VI of England
06 December 1421
King of England
George II of Great BritainGeorge II of Great Britain
30 October 1683
Former King of Great Britain & Ireland

Richard III of EnglandRichard III of England
02 October 1452
King of England

Richard I of EnglandRichard I of England
08 September 1157
King of England
John, King of EnglandJohn, King of England
24 December 1166
King of England

Lady Jane GreyLady Jane Grey
1537 AD
Monarch
Catherine HowardCatherine Howard
1523 AD
Queen of England from (1540-1541)

Elizabeth of York Elizabeth of York
11 February 1466
Queen Consort of England

Anne of ClevesAnne of Cleves
22 September 1515
Former Queen of England
Edward the ElderEdward the Elder
0874 AD
King of Wessex

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Albert, Prince ConsortAlbert, Prince Consort
26 August 1819
Prince of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Husband of Queen
Edward IV of EnglandEdward IV of England
28 April 1442
King of England

Elizabeth Bowes-LyonElizabeth Bowes-Lyon
04 August 1900
British Queen

Edward I of EnglandEdward I of England
17 June 1239
King of England

Catherine ParrCatherine Parr
31 July 1512
Queen of England & Ireland
Henry IV of EnglandHenry IV of England
15 April 1367
King of England
Edward VI of EnglandEdward VI of England
12 October 1537
King of England

Elizabeth WoodvilleElizabeth Woodville
1437 AD
British Queen (1464-1483)

James II Of England James II of England
14 October 1633
King of England

BoudicaBoudica
0030 AD
Queen of the Iceni Tribe
Henry III of EnglandHenry III of England
01 October 1207
King of England

Henry I of EnglandHenry I of England
1068 AD
King of England

George IV of the United KingdomGeorge IV of the United Kingdom
12 August 1762
King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and

Edward III of EnglandEdward III of England
13 November 1312
King of England
Edward II of EnglandEdward II of England
25 April 1284
King of England

Princess Alice of the United KingdomPrincess Alice of the United Kingdom
25 April 1843
Princess of the United Kingdom
Harold GodwinsonHarold Godwinson
1022 AD
King of England

Henry Stuart, Lord DarnleyHenry Stuart, Lord Darnley
07 December 1545
King Consort of Scotland (1565-1567)

Alexandra of DenmarkAlexandra of Denmark
01 December 1844
Queen of Great Britain (1901-1910)
Richard II of EnglandRichard II of England
06 January 1367
King of England

Lady Margaret BeaufortLady Margaret Beaufort
31 May 1443
Mother of King Henry VII
Victoria, Princess RoyalVictoria, Princess Royal
21 November 1840
Empress of Germany

Mary BoleynMary Boleyn
1499 AD
Mistress of Henry VIII

Edgar the PeacefulEdgar the Peaceful
07 August 0942
King of England

Catherine of ValoisCatherine of Valois
27 October 1401
Queen Consort of England

Edward the MartyrEdward the Martyr
0962 AD
King of England
Edmund IronsideEdmund Ironside
0989 AD
King of England

Charlotte of Mecklenburg-StrelitzCharlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz
19 May 1744
Queen Consort of Great Britain and Ireland

Lady GodivaLady Godiva
0980 AD
11th-century Anglo-Saxon noblewoman

William II of EnglandWilliam II of England
1056 AD
King of England
Empress MatildaEmpress Matilda
07 February 1102
Queen of Germany

Æthelred of WessexÆthelred of Wessex
0847 AD
King of Wessex and Kent
Leopold I of BelgiumLeopold I of Belgium
16 December 1790
King of Belgium

Anne NevilleAnne Neville
11 June 1456
Queen of England

Princess Beatrice of the United KingdomPrincess Beatrice of the United Kingdom
14 April 1857
Youngest Child of Queen Victoria
Harold HarefootHarold Harefoot
1015 AD
King of England

Sarah Churchill, Duchess of MarlboroughSarah Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough
05 June 1660
Close Friend of Queen Anne
Mary II of EnglandMary II of England
30 April 1662
Queen of England, Scotland and Ireland

Edward V of EnglandEdward V of England
02 November 1470
King of England

Egbert of WessexEgbert of Wessex
0770 AD
King of Wessex
Anne of DenmarkAnne of Denmark
12 December 1574
Queen of England

Maud of WalesMaud of Wales
26 November 1869
Queen of Norway

Henry the Young KingHenry the Young King
28 February 1155
King of England

Edward VIII of the United KingdomEdward VIII of the United Kingdom
23 June 1894
King of United Kingdom
Maria FitzherbertMaria Fitzherbert
26 July 1756
George IV of the United Kingdom's wife
Philippa of LancasterPhilippa of Lancaster
31 March 1359
 

Charles IICharles II
29 May 1630
King of England, Scotland & Ireland

AthelstanAthelstan
0894 AD
King of England

Edwy of EnglandEdwy of England
0940 AD
King of England
Edmund IEdmund I
0921 AD
King

Arthur, Prince of WalesArthur, Prince of Wales
20 September 1486
Prince

EadredEadred
0923 AD
King

Ecgberht, King of WessexEcgberht, King of Wessex
0770 AD
Monarch

Gayatri DeviGayatri Devi
23 May 1919
Princess
Duke of WindsorDuke of Windsor
23 June 1894
Former King of the United Kingdom

Æthelwulf of WessexÆthelwulf of Wessex
King
Elizabeth Stuart, Queen of BohemiaElizabeth Stuart, Queen of Bohemia
19 August 1596
Electress

Ælfweard of WessexÆlfweard of Wessex
0904 AD
King
John II of FranceJohn II of France
26 April 1319
King
Edmund the MartyrEdmund the Martyr
0841 AD
King