Much loved: Phillipa of Hainault became Queen of England aged 13 and reigned for 40 years

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Much loved: Quiet, firm, and capable, Phillipa of Hainault became Queen of England aged 13 and reigned for 40 years

Elizabeth the first.  Tudor queen of England and Ireland, nicknamed 'Gloriana' and the 'Virgin Queen' who overcame many challenges and threats at home and from abroad to preside over a perceived 'golden age' in English history.

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Elizabeth I September 1533 – 24 March was Queen of England and Ireland from 17 November 1558 until her death. The "Darnley Portrait" of Elizabeth I (c.

Marie Louise of Orléans (1662 – 1689) was Queen consort of Spain  as the first wife of hapless King Charles II, last Hapsburg king of Spain.  Granddaughter of Louis XIII of France;  known as María Luisa de Orleans. Daughter of Philippe, Duc d'Orleans and Henrietta of England.  Miniature of Marie Louise d'Orléans, future Queen of Spain by Jean Petitot le vieux

CONNIE- Old Lady-----------------Miniature of Marie Louise d'Orleans, the future Queen of Spain, by Jean Petitot le vieux, painted in 1678

2-11-11  Queen Anne of Great Britain (1705).  She was the daughter of James II and the sister of Mary II of England.

Anne 8 March May 1707 Queen of Great Britain and Ireland 1 May August 1714 - born 6 February 1665 St. James' Palace daughter of James II and Anne Hyde - died 1 August 1714 Kensington Palace aged 49

Eleanor of Aquitaine (1122-1204). One of the most powerful women in European history. Wife of two kings (Louis VII king of France Henry II Plantagenet king of England) and mother of other three (Henry the Young King, Richard I Lionheart John I Lackland). Joined her military on the Crusades. Spent 16 years imprisoned. Poisoned her husband's mistress. Died a nun at 82 years old.

close-up of effigy on tomb of Eleanor of Aquitaine Queen Consort of France and England, at Fontrevault Abbey in France depicts her reading an open book

Eleanor of Aquitaine great grandmother of Eleanor de Moubray who married Baron de la Warr.  Married to Henry II and before that to Louis VII of France.  Mother of Richard the Lonheart, and King John to name two of her children, also Matilda of Saxony.  King John was the father of Henry 111, who was the grandfather of Joan of Lancaster, mother of Eleanor of Moubary, wife of the baron de la Warr

Eleanor of Aquitaine – First wife of both Louis VII of France and Henry II of England. Queen of France from 1137 - Queen of England from 1154 - She had two daughters with Louis VII before they divorced.

Tudor queen w/red hair. Elizabeth I (1538–1603) was queen of England/ Ireland from 1558 until her death. Elizabeth was the 5th & last monarch of the Tudor dynasty. The daughter of Henry VIII, she was born a princess, but her mother, Anne Boleyn, was executed 2-1/2 yrs after her birth, & Elizabeth was declared illegitimate. When all the family intrigue & in-fighting was said & done, she prevailed & became successor to the Crown

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Eleanor of Aquitaine (1122 –1204) was one of the wealthiest and most powerful women in Western Europe during the High Middle Ages. Eleanor of Aquitaine is the only woman to have been queen of both France and England.

Renaissance One of the most powerful women of the Middle Ages, Eleanor of Aquitaine was Countess of Poitou, Queen of France and later Queen of England. She influenced politics, sponsored the Courtly Love movement, and even went on Crusade.

Anne Neville (1456 - 1485). Wife of Richard III. Queen from 1483 - 1485. Richard was said to be very in love with her. When he wanted to marry her, her sister, who was married to Richard's older brother, dressed Anne like a servant girl and forced her to work in the kitchen. Richard found her and ran away with her. They had one son, Edward of Middleham.

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Queen Anne Neville, daughter of Richard Neville, Earl of Warwick and wife of Richard III. Last Plantagenet queen.