By Gabby Storey **Website no longer updated as of 1 January 2023. All enquiries to Dr Gabrielle Storey.** When we originally started this project in the winter of 2020, we had no idea what the response would be on social media and usage of the website itself. Our main aim at the outset of theContinue reading “Farewell followers!”
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Mary II and Queen Anne: The Representations of Two Sisters
By Imogen Haywood Born in 1662 and 1665, respectively, Mary II and Queen Anne were the only surviving children of James Duke of York (later James II/VII) and his first wife Anne Hyde. Their father married a Catholic, Mary of Modena, in 1673, confirming publicly his own religious beliefs. This placed him in conflict withContinue reading “Mary II and Queen Anne: The Representations of Two Sisters”
The Marriage of Augusta of Saxe-Gotha and Frederick, Prince of Wales
By Amy-Jane Humphries In April 1736, Britain and the Hanoverian royal family celebrated the marriage of the heir apparent, Frederick, Prince of Wales, to Augusta of Saxe-Gotha. With this union, the monarchy found itself in a unique position. For the first time since they had inherited the throne from Queen Anne in 1714, the HanoveriansContinue reading “The Marriage of Augusta of Saxe-Gotha and Frederick, Prince of Wales”
Introduction to #TeamQueens!
Hi, and welcome to the Team Queens website! This first post is a brief intro to our exciting new global queenship project and what will be coming up in the next few months…