The second Queen of England ever

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Who was the second Queen of England?

Many people think of the current Queen of England as the second Queen of England and this may be in part due to the fact that she is actually titled Queen Elizabeth II. However, going in chronological order, the current Queen may be the second Elizabeth, but she is not the second Queen that England has ever seen. That title belongs to Mary II, who was the official second Queen of England and coincidentally, during her reign she was considered to be second in power.

Mary II reigned with William II and III, who was her husband and first cousin. Although Mary was the blood heir to the throne, it was William that was considered to be mostly in power. But even that wasn’t because he was so much smarter than Mary or knew so much more about the people than Mary did. In fact, while they were both in reign, William was quite dependent on Mary for royalty duties and running the country. Mary also took over full duties of the throne when William would be off at war. Even still, it was William that was considered to be the true ruler and history books today even refer to “William and Mary,” with more emphasis being placed on William as ruler. It was also William that took over the throne fully after Mary II died in 1694.

Mary II was born in 1662 and she started her reign in 1689. She continued her reign until 1694 and during that time she was very active in the Church of England and was even its Supreme Governor.


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The second Queen of England ever

The second Queen of England ever