In the history of England there are many kings and queens who are best known for their wisdom and other qualities. Especially queens are famous in English history. Here in below article ”Top 10 Best English Queens In History” we have ten of the best queens ever came in English history. They are liked by the people a lot. Have a look on the article and see in which era they were ruling.
Top 10 Best English Queens In History
10. Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon (1900 – 2002)
Our list stars with one of the most famous queens in English history Elizabeth Angela Marguerite Bowes-Lyon. She was born on 4 August 1900. She was the wife of King George VI and the mother of Queen Elizabeth II. In 1952 she was known as Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother. Another important thing about her is this she was the last Empress consort of India. She is one of the famous queens in English history.
09. Victoria (1819 – 1901)
A step ahead is the famous queen Victoria who was born on 24 May 1819. She was Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland from 20 June 1837 until her death. In her era of ruling she was given an additional title of Empress of India from 1 May 1876. Victoria was the daughter of Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and Strathearn. She was a wise queen who is well known in the history of England and India.
08. Caroline of Ansbach (1683 – 1737)
Eighth best queen in our list is Wilhelmina Charlotte Caroline of Brandenburg-Ansbach. She was born on 1st March 1683. She is commonly known as Caroline of Ansbach. She was Queen of Great Britain and the wife of King George II. As a young woman she was much sought-after as a bride. After rejecting the suit of the nominal King of Spain, Archduke Charles of Austria, she married George Augustus, the third-in-line to the British throne and heir apparent to the Electorate of Hanover. She had eight children, seven of whom grew to adulthood. She is also one of the wise and most beautiful queens in English history.
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07. Anne (1665 – 1714)
Another best and well known queen in English history is queen Anne. She was born on 6 February 1665. She became Queen of England, Scotland and Ireland on 8 March 1702. She reigned as Queen of Great Britain and Ireland until her death. She was born in the reign of her uncle Charles II, who had no legitimate children. Her father, James, was first in line to the throne. She is seventh in our list of best English queens in history.
06. Elizabeth I (1533 – 1603)
Next best queen is one of the most famous English queens who is known across the world, Elizabeth I. She was born on 7 September 1533. She was Queen of England and Ireland from 17 November 1558 until her death. She is also called The Virgin Queen, Gloriana or Good Queen Bess. She is the sixth best queen in our list. She was died in 1603.
05. Philippa of Hainault (1314 – 69)
Fifth in the list is another very famous and best queen of English history Philippa of Hainault. She was born on 24 June 1314. She was Queen of England as the wife of King Edward III. She was died in 1369.
04. Eleanor of Aquitaine (1122 – 1204)
Fourth in the list is one of the most powerful women in history Eleanor of Aquitaine. She was the queen of both England and France. She was born in 1122. She is one of the most famous and powerful queens in the history of both countries France and England.
03. Matilda of Scotland (1080 – 1118)
Matilda of Scotland is the next famous and best queen in the history of England. She was born on (c. 1080). She was Queen of England as the first wife of King Henry I. She was the daughter of the English princess Saint Margaret. At a little age of about six Matilda was sent with her sister to be educated in a convent in southern England. In 1093 she was engaged to an English nobleman when her father and brother Edward were killed. She was died in 1118 and was known as best queen in history.
02. Eadgifu (c904 – after 966)
Just second top in the list is another famous and one of the greatest queens in English history. Eadgifu or Edgifu is also known as Edgiva or Ogive. She was a daughter of Edward the Elder, King of Wessex and England. She was born in Wessex. She is known as the best queen of English history just before Bertha of Kent.
01. Bertha of Kent (539 – c612)
At the top of the list we have the best ever queen in the history of England, she is none other than Saint Bertha. She is also known as Saint Aldeberge she was the queen of Kent whose influence led to the Christianization of Anglo-Saxon England. She is from the most ancient history of England. She tops the list of the best queens because of her great wisdom as a ruler.