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Queen Mary, II
Birth: Apr. 30, 1662
St James
City of Westminster
Greater London, England
Death: Dec. 28, 1694
Kensington
Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea
Greater London, England

British Monarch. The eldest daughter of King James II and his first wife Anne Hyde, Mary was married to William, Prince of Orange, on November 4, 1677 at the age of 16. The marriage did not begin happily, and Mary was homesick living in Holland. When her catholic father was sent into exile in 1688, the protestant William agreed, at first reluctantly, to take the throne of Britain. Some sources say Parliament offered the throne to Mary to rule in her own right with William as her prince consort, but she, subservient to her husband, refused to be placed above him. The couple was crowned on April 11, 1689 at Westminster Abbey. Theirs was a joint reign, but Mary governed only when William was out of the country. She did however prove to be competant, strong, and effective. The reign of William and Mary marked the end of royal perogative, with Parliament taking a prominent role in the governing of the nation and keeping the monarch in check. Mary died of smallpox at Kensington Palace at the age of 33, leaving William as sole ruler. William's Dutch advisors and policy of intervention in Europe was resented by the English. He died in 1702, and as the couple had no surviving children, the throne passed to Mary's younger sister, Anne. (bio by: Kristen Conrad) 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
   King James (1633 - 1701)
  Anne Hyde (1637 - 1671)
 
 Spouse:
   William of Orange (1650 - 1702)
 
 Siblings:
   Mary (1662 - 1694)
  James Stuart (1663 - 1667)*
   Anne (1665 - 1714)*
  Charles Stuart (1666 - 1667)*
  Edgar Stuart (1667 - 1671)*
  Henrietta Stuart (1669 - 1669)*
  Katherine Stuart (1671 - 1671)*
  Katherine Laura Stuart (1675 - 1675)**
  Isabella Stuart (1676 - 1681)**
  Charles Stuart (1677 - 1677)**
  Charlotte Maria Stuart (1682 - 1682)**
  James Francis Edward Stuart (1688 - 1766)**
  Louisa Maria Theresa Stuart (1692 - 1712)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Westminster Abbey
Westminster
City of Westminster
Greater London, England
Plot: Her husband, William III, is buried to her left
GPS (lat/lon): 51.50008, -0.12923
 
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Record added: Jan 01, 2001
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