Queen Alexandra, my 3rd cousin and great grandmother to HM Queen Elizabeth. Alexandra was Danish. She became Queen of England, her sister Tsarina and Empress of Russia. by vicky
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vicky Queen Alexandra, my 3rd cousin and great grandmother to HM Queen Elizabeth. Alexandra was Danish. She became Queen of England, her sister Tsarina and Empress of Russia.
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Thyra (sister to Tsarina Maria Feodoravna of Russia), The Crown Princess of Hanover, Duchess of Cumberland and Teviotdale (till 1919 she was also Princess of Great Britain and Ireland and Duchess of Brunswick and Luneburg, she was a born Princess of Denmark, a sister of Queen Alexandra of Great Britain and Empress Marie Feodorovna of Russia) & the German Empress Augusta, née Princess of Schleswig-Holstein, wife of Kaiser Wilhelm II (first cousin of Tsarina Alexandra). by vicky
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vicky Thyra (sister to Tsarina Maria Feodoravna of Russia), The Crown Princess of Hanover, Duchess of Cumberland and Teviotdale (till 1919 she was also Princess of Great Britain and Ireland and Duchess of Brunswick and Luneburg, she was a born Princess of Denmark, a sister of Queen Alexandra of Great Britain and Empress Marie Feodorovna of Russia) & the German Empress Augusta, née Princess of Schleswig-Holstein, wife of Kaiser Wilhelm II (first cousin of Tsarina Alexandra).
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Maria Feodorovna (Princess Dagmar of Denmark) as a bride. She became Empress Consort of Russia to Czar Alexander III. She was the sister of Queen Alexandra of Great Britain & mother of the last czar (Nicholas II). by Jackie Ward nOpLM
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Jackie Ward nOpLM Maria Feodorovna (Princess Dagmar of Denmark) as a bride. She became Empress Consort of Russia to Czar Alexander III. She was the sister of Queen Alexandra of Great Britain & mother of the last czar (Nicholas II).
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Adelaide of Austria, Queen of Sardinia, born to Rainer Joseph of Austria and his wife Elisabeth of Savoy, held the title of Archduchess of Austria, paternal great grandmother was Empress Maria Theresa, great aunt was Marie Antoinette. Her mother a member of the House of Savoy. Adelaide married 1st cousin, Victor Emmanuel of Savoy, who became king of Italy after her death. by imogene
imogene
imogene Adelaide of Austria, Queen of Sardinia, born to Rainer Joseph of Austria and his wife Elisabeth of Savoy, held the title of Archduchess of Austria, paternal great grandmother was Empress Maria Theresa, great aunt was Marie Antoinette. Her mother a member of the House of Savoy. Adelaide married 1st cousin, Victor Emmanuel of Savoy, who became king of Italy after her death.
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The Dowager Empress Marie Feodorovna and her son Tsar Nicholas II of Russia, 1896. The Dowager Empress was surprised to be a widow at the age of 46, suddenly demoted from Queen of Russia. She disliked being upstaged by her daughter-in-law, Alexandra, who she considered unfit to be Empress of Russia. She had to be ordered by the court to share the Crown Jewels with Alexandra! Marie known as "Minnie" was from Denmark. She and Alexandra were polar by Jackie Ward nOpLM
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Jackie Ward nOpLM The Dowager Empress Marie Feodorovna and her son Tsar Nicholas II of Russia, 1896. The Dowager Empress was surprised to be a widow at the age of 46, suddenly demoted from Queen of Russia. She disliked being upstaged by her daughter-in-law, Alexandra, who she considered unfit to be Empress of Russia. She had to be ordered by the court to share the Crown Jewels with Alexandra! Marie known as "Minnie" was from Denmark. She and Alexandra were polar
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Queen Alexandra with her sister Dagmar (Empress Maria Feodorovna of Russia). by terrie
terrie
terrie Queen Alexandra with her sister Dagmar (Empress Maria Feodorovna of Russia).
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Lady Dorothy Cavendish, wife of William Cavendish Bentinck, 3rd Duke of Portland (1738-1809) by George Romney. She was the sister-in-law of Lord Edward Cavendish-Bentinck, whose wife Elizabeth whose portrait is on this board. She is 3x great grandmother of Queen Elizabeth II thru her maternal grandmother. By George Romney by liliana
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liliana Lady Dorothy Cavendish, wife of William Cavendish Bentinck, 3rd Duke of Portland (1738-1809) by George Romney. She was the sister-in-law of Lord Edward Cavendish-Bentinck, whose wife Elizabeth whose portrait is on this board. She is 3x great grandmother of Queen Elizabeth II thru her maternal grandmother. By George Romney
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Prince Albert Victor, Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna, Tsarina Maria Feodorovna and her sister Princess Alexandra of Wales (later Queen Alexandra of England) by vicky
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vicky Prince Albert Victor, Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna, Tsarina Maria Feodorovna and her sister Princess Alexandra of Wales (later Queen Alexandra of England)
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15th C portrait of Empress Matilda (or Maude) - 1114-1125, daughter of Henry I and Matilda of Scotland - became heir to English throne on death of her brother, William - throne was taken by her cousin, Stephen of Blois, which led to civil war ("The Anarchy") - she was first female ruler for a few months in 1141 but was never crowned - married Henry V, Holy Roman Emperor, (she became Empress), and then Geoffrey V, Count of Anjou - her son was Henry II of England and first of House of Plantagenet. by natalie-w
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natalie-w 15th C portrait of Empress Matilda (or Maude) - 1114-1125, daughter of Henry I and Matilda of Scotland - became heir to English throne on death of her brother, William - throne was taken by her cousin, Stephen of Blois, which led to civil war ("The Anarchy") - she was first female ruler for a few months in 1141 but was never crowned - married Henry V, Holy Roman Emperor, (she became Empress), and then Geoffrey V, Count of Anjou - her son was Henry II of England and first of House of Plantagenet.
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Princess Alice of Hesse Mother of Empress Alexandra of Russia. She was also Queen Victoria’s daughter. by BetaGuedesCummins
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BetaGuedesCummins Princess Alice of Hesse Mother of Empress Alexandra of Russia. She was also Queen Victoria’s daughter.
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A Tudor queen with red hair. Elizabeth I (1533 – 1603) was queen regnant of England and Ireland from 1558 until her death. Elizabeth was the fifth and last monarch of the Tudor dynasty. The daughter of Henry VIII, she was born a princess, but her mother, Anne Boleyn, was executed two and a half years after her birth, and Elizabeth was declared illegitimate. When all the family intrigue and in-fighting was said and done, she prevailed and became successor to the Crown. by francis
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francis A Tudor queen with red hair. Elizabeth I (1533 – 1603) was queen regnant of England and Ireland from 1558 until her death. Elizabeth was the fifth and last monarch of the Tudor dynasty. The daughter of Henry VIII, she was born a princess, but her mother, Anne Boleyn, was executed two and a half years after her birth, and Elizabeth was declared illegitimate. When all the family intrigue and in-fighting was said and done, she prevailed and became successor to the Crown.
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Margaret Tudor, Queen of Scotland, daughter of Henry VII and sister to King Henry VIII.  Her husband was James IV, King of Scotland.  Grandmother to Mary, Queen of Scots.  1st Cousin by freda
freda
freda Margaret Tudor, Queen of Scotland, daughter of Henry VII and sister to King Henry VIII. Her husband was James IV, King of Scotland. Grandmother to Mary, Queen of Scots. 1st Cousin
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Sisters: Dowager Queen Alexandra of England and Dowager empress Maria Fyodorovna of Russia. by vicky
vicky
vicky Sisters: Dowager Queen Alexandra of England and Dowager empress Maria Fyodorovna of Russia.
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Joan Beaufort, Queen of Scotland as wife of James I. She was present when her husband was assassinated in 1437, and was also a target. She was injured but managed to escape, assuming the regency for her young son, James II. She was the great, great grandmother of Mary, Queen of Scots. Joan was the half niece of Henry IV of England and a granddaughter of John of Gaunt & Katherine Swynford, the last Duke & Duchess of Lancaster by liliana
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liliana Joan Beaufort, Queen of Scotland as wife of James I. She was present when her husband was assassinated in 1437, and was also a target. She was injured but managed to escape, assuming the regency for her young son, James II. She was the great, great grandmother of Mary, Queen of Scots. Joan was the half niece of Henry IV of England and a granddaughter of John of Gaunt & Katherine Swynford, the last Duke & Duchess of Lancaster
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1908; Tsar Nicholas II and Tsarina Alexandra at the Standart. Photo by Queen Alexandra of England. by melva
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melva 1908; Tsar Nicholas II and Tsarina Alexandra at the Standart. Photo by Queen Alexandra of England.
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Queen Alexandra, Queen Elizabeth’s great grandmother, loved jewelry and she was only ever seen covered in pearls and diamonds. by oldrose
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oldrose Queen Alexandra, Queen Elizabeth’s great grandmother, loved jewelry and she was only ever seen covered in pearls and diamonds.
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Alix of Hesse (1872-1918), granddaughter of Queen Victoria in mourning. She grew up to be Tsarina Alexandra Feodorovna of Russia by Jackie Ward nOpLM
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Jackie Ward nOpLM Alix of Hesse (1872-1918), granddaughter of Queen Victoria in mourning. She grew up to be Tsarina Alexandra Feodorovna of Russia
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Tsarina Maria Feodorovna (formerly Princess Dagmar of Denmark, wife of Tsar Alexander III of Russia, mother of Tsar Nicholas II of Russia, and younger sister of Queen Alexandra of the United Kingdom) of Russia in her corronation dress and robe, 1883. by terrie
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terrie Tsarina Maria Feodorovna (formerly Princess Dagmar of Denmark, wife of Tsar Alexander III of Russia, mother of Tsar Nicholas II of Russia, and younger sister of Queen Alexandra of the United Kingdom) of Russia in her corronation dress and robe, 1883.
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Anna Alexandrovna Vyrubova and sister Alexandra Alexandrovna Taneyeva. Anna was lady-in-waiting to the Tsarina. by tabatha
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tabatha Anna Alexandrovna Vyrubova and sister Alexandra Alexandrovna Taneyeva. Anna was lady-in-waiting to the Tsarina.
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Boudicca Anglo Saxon Queen of the Iceni 68th great-grandmother When her husband died she was forced to share her inheritance with a Roman. She led the Iceni to battle with the Romans and lost. by proteamundi
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proteamundi Boudicca Anglo Saxon Queen of the Iceni 68th great-grandmother When her husband died she was forced to share her inheritance with a Roman. She led the Iceni to battle with the Romans and lost.
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photo of Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, future Queen and wife of George VI, mother of HM Queen Elizabeth II.  We always see images of her in later life.  She was quite beautiful as a girl. <3 by Gudrun Heike
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Gudrun Heike photo of Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, future Queen and wife of George VI, mother of HM Queen Elizabeth II. We always see images of her in later life. She was quite beautiful as a girl. <3
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Empress of Russia, Maria Feodorovna's emerald and diamond kokoshnik tiara. Originally belonged to Tsarina Maria Alexandrovna. by Zemberry
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Zemberry Empress of Russia, Maria Feodorovna's emerald and diamond kokoshnik tiara. Originally belonged to Tsarina Maria Alexandrovna.
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Infanta Margarita Teresa, 1667 "there were 3 uncle-niece marriages among the 7 unions of [her] immediate ancestry...[Her] father and 2 of his great-grandfathers married their nieces. [Her] paternal grandparents were 1st cousins once removed, but they comprised two of the seven marriages because they were also parents to [her] maternal grandmother.[Her] maternal grandparents' marriage and the final marriage of great-grandparents was between first cousins." She married her uncle/cousin. by imogene
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imogene Infanta Margarita Teresa, 1667 "there were 3 uncle-niece marriages among the 7 unions of [her] immediate ancestry...[Her] father and 2 of his great-grandfathers married their nieces. [Her] paternal grandparents were 1st cousins once removed, but they comprised two of the seven marriages because they were also parents to [her] maternal grandmother.[Her] maternal grandparents' marriage and the final marriage of great-grandparents was between first cousins." She married her uncle/cousin.
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Elizabeth Woodville, Queen Consort of Edward IV, was the first commoner to marry an English sovereign. Her children included the Princes in the Tower and Elizabeth of York; the latter made her the maternal grandmother of Henry VIII and great grandmother of Queen Elizabeth I. by cassandra
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cassandra Elizabeth Woodville, Queen Consort of Edward IV, was the first commoner to marry an English sovereign. Her children included the Princes in the Tower and Elizabeth of York; the latter made her the maternal grandmother of Henry VIII and great grandmother of Queen Elizabeth I.
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The aunt of Mary, Queen of Scots, she was known in France as "the beautiful princess from Scotland," my ancestor, Lady Janet Stewart, was the illegitimate daughter of James IV Stewart, King of Scotland, and his 2nd cousin, Lady Isabel Agnes Stewart. Before her marriage to 3rd Baron of Fleming, she had an affair with King Henry II, of France, and a son by him. "The Affair of Janet Stewart, the Lady Fleming with Henry II of France" by freda
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freda The aunt of Mary, Queen of Scots, she was known in France as "the beautiful princess from Scotland," my ancestor, Lady Janet Stewart, was the illegitimate daughter of James IV Stewart, King of Scotland, and his 2nd cousin, Lady Isabel Agnes Stewart. Before her marriage to 3rd Baron of Fleming, she had an affair with King Henry II, of France, and a son by him. "The Affair of Janet Stewart, the Lady Fleming with Henry II of France"
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Lady Sarah Forbes Bonetta Davies, photographed by Camille Silvy, 1862. Sarah Forbes Bonetta Davies was a child born into a royal West African dynasty. She was orphaned in 1848, when her parents were killed in a slave-hunting war. She was around five years old. In 1850, Sarah was taken to England and presented to Queen Victoria as a “gift” from the King of Dahomey. She became the queen’s goddaughter and a celebrity known for her extraordinary intelligence. by batjas88
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batjas88 Lady Sarah Forbes Bonetta Davies, photographed by Camille Silvy, 1862. Sarah Forbes Bonetta Davies was a child born into a royal West African dynasty. She was orphaned in 1848, when her parents were killed in a slave-hunting war. She was around five years old. In 1850, Sarah was taken to England and presented to Queen Victoria as a “gift” from the King of Dahomey. She became the queen’s goddaughter and a celebrity known for her extraordinary intelligence.
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Catherine of France (27 October 1401 – 3 January 1437 was the Queen consort of England from 1420 until 1422. She was the daughter of King Charles VI of France, wife of Henry V of Monmouth, King of England,[2] mother of Henry VI, King of England and King of France, and through her secret marriage with Owen Tudor, the grandmother of King Henry VII of England. Catherine's older sister, Isabella of Valois, was Queen consort of England from 1396–1399, as the child bride of King Richard II of England. by debra
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debra Catherine of France (27 October 1401 – 3 January 1437 was the Queen consort of England from 1420 until 1422. She was the daughter of King Charles VI of France, wife of Henry V of Monmouth, King of England,[2] mother of Henry VI, King of England and King of France, and through her secret marriage with Owen Tudor, the grandmother of King Henry VII of England. Catherine's older sister, Isabella of Valois, was Queen consort of England from 1396–1399, as the child bride of King Richard II of England.
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Isabella I  was Queen of Castile and León (Crown of Castile). She and her husband, Ferdinand II of Aragon, brought stability to the kingdoms that became the basis for the unification of Spain. She had five children that lived beyond infancy: Isabella, Queen of Portugal, John Prince of Asturias, Joanna of Castile, Maria, Queen of Portugal, Catherine Queen of England by jody
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jody Isabella I was Queen of Castile and León (Crown of Castile). She and her husband, Ferdinand II of Aragon, brought stability to the kingdoms that became the basis for the unification of Spain. She had five children that lived beyond infancy: Isabella, Queen of Portugal, John Prince of Asturias, Joanna of Castile, Maria, Queen of Portugal, Catherine Queen of England
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This 1627 Gospel was a gift from Tsar Nicholas II of Russia to his wife, Empress Alexandra Feodorovna. It was presented to her in 1916 to celebrate Easter. by Jackie Ward nOpLM
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Jackie Ward nOpLM This 1627 Gospel was a gift from Tsar Nicholas II of Russia to his wife, Empress Alexandra Feodorovna. It was presented to her in 1916 to celebrate Easter.
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The big hat club!  Empress Alexandra and the Grand Duchesses, all decked out in big hats, standing on the steps of one of the Imperial palaces.  I've often wondered how Alexandra was able to get her daughters to dress alike well into their teens.  Either Alexandra was extremely persuasive or she was blessed with exceptionally submissive children. by serena
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serena The big hat club! Empress Alexandra and the Grand Duchesses, all decked out in big hats, standing on the steps of one of the Imperial palaces. I've often wondered how Alexandra was able to get her daughters to dress alike well into their teens. Either Alexandra was extremely persuasive or she was blessed with exceptionally submissive children.
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Empress Maria Feodorovna with her sister Queen Alexandra and Edward VII by simon bardo
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simon bardo Empress Maria Feodorovna with her sister Queen Alexandra and Edward VII
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