George Frederick Ernest Albert V
(1865-1936)
Princess Victoria Mary Augusta Louise Olga Pauline Claudine Agnes of Teck
(1867-1953)
Claude Bowes-Lyon 14th Earl of Strathmore & Kinghorne
(1855-1944)
Cecilia Cavendish-Bentinck
(1862-1938)
George VI Albert Frederick Arthur George Windsor
(1895-1952)
Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon The Queen Mother
(1900-2002)

Elizabeth II Alexandra Mary Windsor
(1926-)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Prince Philip Mountbatten Duke of Edinburgh

Elizabeth II Alexandra Mary Windsor

  • Born: 21 Apr 1926
  • Marriage (1): Prince Philip Mountbatten Duke of Edinburgh in 1947

  Noted events in her life were:

fact. The Direct Royal Line

1. William I (1066 - 1087)
William II (1087 = 100)
2. Henry I ( 1100 - 1135)
3. Empress Matilda (Maud) (1141 - 1167)
4. Henry II (1154 - 1189)
5. John L' Ackland (1199 - 1216)
6. Henry III (1216 - 1272)
Edward I (1272 - 1307)
Edward II (1307 - 1327)
7. Edward III ( 1327 - 1377)
8. Lionel of Antwerp, Duke of Clarence
9. Philippa of Ulster
10. Rogerr of Mortimer, Earl of March
11. Anne Mortimer
12. Richard Plantagenet, Duke of York (1377 - 1399)
Henry IV (1399 - 1413)
Henry V (1413 - 1422)
Henry VI (1421 - 1422 - 1461, 1470 - 1471)
13. Edward IV (1461- 1470, 1471 - 1483)
14. Elizabeth of York (wife of) Henry VII (1485 - 1509)
Henry VIII (1509 - 1547)
Edward VI (1547 - 1553)
15. Margaret Tudor
16. James V of Scotland (1513 - 1542)
17. Mary Queen of Scots (1542 - 1557)
18. James I (Scotland: 1567 - 1625) (England: 1603 - 1625)
Charles I (1626 - 1649)
Charles II (1661 - 1685)
James II (1689 - 1701) & Mary II (1689- 1694)
& her husband William III Nassau (1689 - 1702)
Anne Stuart (1702 - 1714)
19. Elizabeth Stuart, Electress of Palatine
20. Sophia, Electress of Hanover
21. George I (1714 - 1727)
22. George II ( 1727 - 1760)
23. (Frederick, Prince of Wales)
24. George III (1811 - 1820)
George IV (1820 - 1830)
William IV 1830 - 1837)
25. Prince Edward Augustus
26. Victoria (1837 - 1901)
27. Edward VII (1901 - 1910)
28. George V (1910 - 1936)
29. George VI (1936 - 1952)
30. Elizabeth II (1952 - )

Monachs Not in the Direct Royal Line and Why
The number after each monarch is their generation number (it corresponds to the number on the list above and the list below).
William II (2), died without issue. The line passes through his younger brother Henry I
Stephen (3), he was from a more junior branch of the family, the line passes through his uncle of the senior line, Henry I
Richard I (5), died without issue. The line passes through his younger brother John
Richard II , (11) died without issue. The line passes through his grandfather's younger son, Lionel, Duke of Clarence
Henry IV , (11) the House of Lancaster was from a more junior branch of the family, the line passes through his uncle of the senior branch, Lionel Duke of Clarence
Henry V , (12) the House of Lancaster was from a more junior branch of the family, the line passes through his great uncle of the senior branch, Lionel Duke of Clarence
Henry VI, (13) the House of Lancaster was from a more junior branch of the family, the line passes through his great great uncle of the senior branch, Lionel Duke of Clarence
Edward V , (16) the line passes through his sister Elizabeth of York
Richard III , (15) the line passes through his elder brother's daughter, Elizabeth of York
Henry VII , (14) he is from a juniour branch of the family. His wife, Elizabeth of York is from the senior branch, and the line passes through her and then through their daughter, Margaret Tudor
Henry VIII , (18) died without issue. The pine passes through his aunt Margaret Tudor
Elizabeth I , (18) died without issues. The line passes through her aunt Margaret Tudor
Charles I , (22) The line passes through his sister, Elizabeth, Electress of Palatine
Charles II (22), The line passes through his aunt, Elizabeth, Electress of Palatine
James II , (22) The line passes through his aunt, Elizabeth, Electress of Palatine
Mary II (23) The line passes through her great aunt, Elizabeth, Electress of Palatine
William III , (23) He was from a junior branch of the family and a cousin of his wife Mary II, the line passes through his great aunt, Elizabeth, Electress of Palatine
Anne, (23) The line passes through her great aunt , Elizabeth, Electress of Palatine
George IV, (27) the line passes through his younger brother, Prince Edward Augustus, Duke of Kent & Strathearn
William IV , (27) The line passes through his younger brother, Prince Edward Augustus, Duke of Kent & Strathearn
Edward VIII , (31) The line passes through to his younger brother George VI


Monarchs of Each Generation
This table shows the generation of each monarch based on their descent from William I via the Royal Line
The generational jump between Henry VII and Henry VIII is an interesting case shown on this list. Henry VIII is the son of Henry VII (generation 14 through an illegitimate junior line of John Gaunt) as well as the son of Elizabeth of York (generation 16 through the senior Lionel, Duke of Clarence line). Henry VIII is counted as generation 19 because the Royal line passes through his mother, who is of the senior line.
This process will continue to the future, Prince William of Wales, if he becomes king, will add lines to Charles II and James II, from whom he is descended through his mother Diana, Princess of Wales.
1. William I
2. William II, Henry I
3. Stephen, Empress Matilda
4. Henry II
5. Richard I, John
6. Henry III
7. Edward I
8. Edward II
9. Edward III
10. none
11. Richard II, Henry IV
12. Henry V
13. Henry VI
14. Henry VII
15. Edward IV. Richard III
16. Edward V
17. Henry VIII
18. Edward VI, Mary I, Elizabeth I
19. Lady Jane Grey
20. James I
21. Charles I
22. Charles II, James II
23. Mary II, William III, Anne, George I
24. George II
25. none
26. George III
27. George IV, William IV
28. Victoria
29. Edward VII
30. George V
31. Edward VIII, George VI
32. Elizabeth II

Descent of Elizabeth II from other Royal Lines
The generation numbering of the primary list above is maintained in the lines below for comparison purposes. The last person listed on each of the lines belows is an English monarch listed on the primary list above, and the line continues from that point down to Elizabeth II following the primary list above.

The Descent from the Saxon Kings

The Descent through the West Saxon Royal Line
This list shows the joining of the royal families of England, the West Saxon kings descended from Alfred the Great and the Norman kings. Empress Matilda (Maud), grand daughter of William I (Norman), great great grand daughter of Edmund II (Saxon), is the first person to unite the families in this line. Her son, Henry II, is the first monarch descended from both these families.
-6. Alfred the Elder
-5. Edward the Elder
-4. Edmund I
-3. Edgar
-2 Ethelred II (Ethelred the Unready)
-1. Edmund II (Edmund Ironside)
0. Edward the Exile
1. Saint Margaret or Scotland
2. Edith of Scotland
3. Empress Matilda (Maud)
4. Henry II

The Descent Through Alfred the Great's Daughter Aelfthryth
This is not a royal line, but is a closer relationship of the earliest Norman kings to the previous dominant line of kings in England. William I married Matilda of Flanders, who was descended from Alfred the Great's daughter Aelfthryth. This means that Henry I is a descendant of Alfred the Great through this line.
-6. Alfred the Great
-5. AElfthryth
-4. Arnulf I, Count of Flanders
-3. Baldwin III of Flanders
-2. Arnulf II, Count of Flanders
-1. Baldwin IV, Count of Flanders
0. Baldwin V, Count of Flanders
1. Matilda of Flanders
2. Henry I

The descent through Harold Godwinson (Harold II of England)
The British royal house traces itself back to William, who took the throne by conquest, but Elizabeth is also descended from Harold Godwinson , the last crowned Saxon king who died fighting William at the Battle of Hastings. Harold's daughter Gytha escaped after the conquest and married Vladimir II Momomakh of Kievan Rus , thus preserving the Godwin bloodline. This line rejoins William the Conqueror's bloodline with King Edward III.
-1. Harold Godwinson
0. Gytha of Wessex
1. Mstislav I of Kiev
2. Euphrosyne of Kiev
3 . Bela III of Hungary
4. Andrew II of Hungary
5. Violant of Hungary
6. Isabella of Aragon
7. Philip IV of France
8. Isabella, Queen of England
9. Edward III

The descent from the Kings of Scotland
Margaret Tudor, daughter of Henry VII, married into the Scottish royal family by marrying James IV of Scotland . Elizabeth II thus also descends from Kenneth MacAlpin (Kenneth I) the semi-legendary first King of Scotland .
-5. Kenneth MacAlpin (Kenneth I)
-4. Constantine I
-3. Donald II
-2. Malcolm I
-1. Kenneth I
0. Malcolm II
1. Beloc
2. Duncan I
3. Malcolm III
4. David I (the Saint)
5. Henry of Scotland, 3rd Earl of Huntingdon
6. David of Scotland, 8th Earl of Huntingdon
7. Isobel of Huntingdon
8. Robert de Brus, 5th Lord of Annandale
9. Robert de Brus, 6th Lord of Annandale
10. Robert I (the Bruce)
11. Marjorie Bruce
12. Robert II
13. Robert III
14. James I
15. James II
16. James III
17. James IV
18. James V
19. Mary Queen of Scots
20. James VI (James I of England)

fact. Her coronation was on the 2nd June 1953


Elizabeth married Prince Philip Mountbatten Duke of Edinburgh, son of Andrew Mountbatten Prince of Greece & Denmark and Alice Princess of Battenburg, in 1947. (Prince Philip Mountbatten Duke of Edinburgh was born on 10 Jun 1921.)


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