Birth of Queen Anne Stuart ~ 6th February 1665
Queen Anne was the Queen of England, Scotland, and Ireland, who dramatically ruled the throne between April 1702 until her death at 49 in August 1714.
Though her reign was short, it was one of the most significant, and perhaps, tragic ones, with her time as ruler marking the union of England and Scotland, in 1707.
When Anne was born, no one would have possibly thought that they had witnessed the birth of a future Queen.
She was the daughter of James (Duke of York), King Charles II's brother, and his first wife, Anne Hyde.
Anne was an unlikely candidate to rule, seeing as she wasn't the child of the ruling king, nor was she even the first-born of his brother.
From an early age, Anne suffered from many chronic and extremely painful illnesses, which would sadly remain present throughout her entire life.
At the age of 18, in 1683, Anne was married to the attractive George of Denmark.
Though he was undeniably a hunk, he wasnt the most thrilling person she had ever met.
But given the circumstances, the couple would grow into caring about each other, for as long as they were together.
<3 In July 1700, just a few months after she experienced her 12th stillbirth, her son died, at the young age of 11.
For 20 years, she tried to have children, and the only son who had survived, was now dead.
In 1702, not too long after losing her son, Anne received news that her father, the ex-King James, had also passed.
Anne was now Queen.
<3 No matter how many difficulties Queen Anne did have during her lifetime, her reign was definitely one that would be forever remembered.
She oversaw The Acts of Union, one of the most important moments in British history.
Both England and Scotland became one single country, Great Britain, under one parliament only.
Queen Anne would become the first Queen of a United Great Britain.
<3 Around 1713, sadly, Anne's health began deteriorating further, to the point that she lost her ability to walk.
It was apparent that the end was approaching, and there was nothing else she could do to prevent it.
Around Christmas, Anne fell ill with a horrible fever, and in July of the following year, she had a stroke and passed away.