Anne, Queen of Great Britain Biography
(Queen of Great Britain and Ireland (1707 – 1714))
Birthday: February 1, 1665 (Aquarius)
Born In: St James's Palace, Westminster, England
Anne Stuart was the reigning queen of Great Britain and Ireland from 1702 to 1714 AD. She was a controversial queen, as she was considered to be unfit for the throne. She also suffered from personal and health issues that had the ministers in her court taking almost all the decisions. Anne was born to James II, the duke of York, and his wife, Anne Hyde. A royal match was made between Anne and Prince George of Denmark. He was an emotionally unavailable man and would often get drunk. Anne never had a fulfilling marital life, and her husband did not pay attention to her needs. King Charles II of Great Britain died in 1686, giving the throne to Anne’s father, who ascended to the throne as King James II. Following James’s death, the throne went to Anne’s older sister, Mary, and her husband, Prince William of Orange. Once they died, Anne ascended to the throne and ruled the country with her husband, George, who had no interest whatsoever in politics or in ruling the kingdom. Anne was considered a weak queen since the beginning of her reign. People criticized her lack of intellect and physical fitness. Sarah Churchill, Anne’s childhood friend, attempted to manipulate Anne on several occasions. Anne died on August 1, 1714. She got pregnant 17 times but was unable to give an apt successor to the throne of Britain. William, one of the children she gave birth to, was the only child who lived. However, he, too, died at the age of 11.