Anne, Queen of Great Britain


Anne reigned as Queen of England, Scotland, and Ireland from 1702 and then, following the 1707 Act of Union, over a united kingdom as Queen of Great Britain until her death in 1714. The last of the Stuart monarchs, Anne's reign witnessed the Spanish War of Succession which helped Britain establish itself as a major world power.

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  • 6 Feb 1665
    Anne, future Queen of Britain, is born.
  • 28 Jul 1683
    Anne, future Queen of Britain, marries Prince George of Denmark.
  • Feb 1695
    Princess Anne, daughter of James II of England, is declared the official heir of William III of England.
  • 1701 - 1714
    The War of Spanish Succession involves most of Europe.
  • 1702 - 1714
    Reign of Anne, Queen of Great Britain.
  • 23 Apr 1702
    Anne, Queen of Britain is crowned in Westminster Abbey.
  • 1704
    Admiral Rooke takes Gibraltar for Britain during the War of Spanish Succession.
  • Aug 1704
    John Churchill, Duke of Marlborough masterminds a British victory at Blenheim during the War of Spanish Succession.
  • 1705
    The Statute of Anne, Britain's first copyright law is passed.
  • 1707
    The Act of Union which formally jonied Scotland with England.
  • 1708
    St. Paul’s Cathedral in London is completed.
  • 1712
    Anne, Queen of Britain's sole heir William, Duke of Gloucester dies aged 12.
  • 1713 - 1715
    The Treaty of Utrecht ends the War of Spanish Succession and gains Britain more territories in North America and a monopoly to supply slaves to the Spanish Empire.
  • 1 Aug 1714
    Anne, Queen of Great Britain dies of a stroke.