Men may have held a dominant position in the world but don’t get prejudiced, for women are not far behind. Turn the pages of history and every country would have a long list of women who through their bravery and courage led the country towards advancement and progression. Britain has had one of the most affluent royal empires in the world till date. The country has been ruled by greatest monarchs and kings who steered it through the torrential times. Though ancient Britain too had female rulers, Matilda of England was considered as the first de factor female ruler of England, though she never consolidated her rule. Amongst the most famous empresses and queens of Britain include celebrated names like Queen Victoria, Queen Elizabeth I, Mary I of England, Anne of Great Britain and Queen Elizabeth II, the current and longest-reigning British head of state and the longest-reigning queen regnant in world history. While it was under Queen Elizabeth I that the Elizabethan era flourished, Queen Victoria secured the establishment and expansion of Britain Empire by ten-folds. She was also known by the title Empress of India. The present Queen Elizabeth II has been one of the most magnetic women on the globe. Discover interesting facts about the life and works of some of the greatest British Empresses and queens.