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.
Queen Victoria Queen Victoria

24 May 1819

Elizabeth I of EnglandElizabeth I of England

07 September 1533

Mary I of EnglandMary I of England

18 February 1516

Catherine of AragonCatherine of Aragon

16 December 1485

Mary of TeckMary of Teck

26 May 1867

Queen Elizabeth IIQueen Elizabeth II

21 April 1926

Victoria, Princess RoyalVictoria, Princess Royal

21 November 1840

Elizabeth of York Elizabeth of York

11 February 1466

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Anne of ClevesAnne of Cleves

22 September 1515

Catherine ParrCatherine Parr

31 July 1512

Elizabeth Bowes-LyonElizabeth Bowes-Lyon

04 August 1900


0030 AD

Alexandra of DenmarkAlexandra of Denmark

01 December 1844

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Mary II of EnglandMary II of England

30 April 1662

Anne NevilleAnne Neville

11 June 1456

Catherine HowardCatherine Howard

1523 AD

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Catherine of ValoisCatherine of Valois

27 October 1401

Maud of WalesMaud of Wales

26 November 1869

Saint Margaret of ScotlandSaint Margaret of Scotland

1045 AD

Philippa of HainaultPhilippa of Hainault

24 June 1313

Caroline of AnsbachCaroline of Ansbach

01 March 1683

Elizabeth II of the United KingdomElizabeth II of the United Kingdom

21 April 1926

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Queen MaryQueen Mary

18 February 1516

Wyndham LewisWyndham Lewis

18 November 1882

Mary TudorMary Tudor

18 March 1496

Mary I of ScotlandMary I of Scotland

08 December 1542

Camilla, The Duchess of CornwallCamilla, The Duchess of Cornwall

17 July 1947