British Royal Consorts by date

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This is a list of people who have been married to the various monarchs who have ruled over England, Scotland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom. They are mostly Queens, because the male has always preceded the female in the succession. AWE does not pretend to an accurate use of the word 'consort', which has certain legal and constitional implications: we use the loose meaning 'spouse', or 'person legally married to the king (or Queen) during a reign, without themselves being rulers'. AWE also has an alphabetical list at British royal consorts by name .

This page will not be written further until the alphabetical list is completed

This list will be of little use to those writing history essays. It is intended to give a description of each consort in one or two sentences, for the convenience of those (mostly non-historians) who come across a date or other reference and wish to find an answer to "When was this?" quickly. For this reason, the articles on names used by more than one monarch, such as George I and George VI etc, contain enough material to distinguish between the different holders. There are also articles that group the members of the various dynasties, or royal families, that have ruled in the British Isles.

Consorts will be listed in different ways, to enable different kinds of searching. If you know


Various sub-groups should become available in time, such as British consorts called Mary, which should help readers of AWE to track down which 'Queen Mary' may be being referred to in a work of general history, or fiction, etc.

! dates of spouse's reign Nome of consort years (birth-death) of consort Name of monarch year of marriage Dynasty Notes Links
1567/1603-1625]] Anne (Anna) of Denmark 1574–1619 James VI of Scotland I of England 1589 Stuart Annes
1660-1685 Catherine of Braganza 1638–1705 Charles II 1662 Stuart daughter of John IV of Portugal (r. 1640-1656); childless
[1702-1714 Anne - Queen regnant 1683; her consort was George of Denmark - Stuart]
(1688-1766) [Clementina Sobieska 1702–1735 the Old Pretender 1719 Stuart recognized as Queen only by Jacobites]
1727-1760 Caroline of Ansbach 1683–1737 George II 1705 Hanover
1760-1820 Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz 1744–1818 George III 1761 Hanover
1820-1830 Caroline of Brunswick 1768–1821 1795 George IV Hanover Fully Caroline 'of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel'
1830 - 1837 Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen 1792–1849 William IV 1818 [Hanover
1819–1861 Albert 1819–1861 1840 Prince Consort to Victoria 1837-1901 (by birth) Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld
from 1826 Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
Dynasty changed as a result of reorganization of lesser German states
1840 Victoria 1837-1901 (by birth) Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld
from 1826 Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
Dynasty changed as a result of reorganization of lesser German states
Herconsort was [[Prince Albert
1901-1910 Alexandra of Denmark 1844–1925 1863 Edward VII - 1910-1936 Mary (or May) of Teck 1867–1953 1893 George V Windsor
1936-1952 Elizabeth (Bowes-Lyon) 1900-2002 1923 George VI Windsor
1953- Philip Duke of Edinburgh 1921- 1947 [[Queen Elizabeth#Elizabeth II|Elizabeth II Windsor
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