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  Elizabeth I of England - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
After Queen Anne failed to produce a male heir, Henry had her executed on charges of treason (adultery against the King was considered treason), incest with her elder brother and witchcraft; ironically, Henry then married one of Anne's ladies in waiting.
The Queen found a rival in her cousin, the Catholic Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots and wife of the French King Francis II.
This, together with economic conflict with Spain and English piracy against Spanish colonies (which included an English alliance with Islamic Morocco), led to the outbreak of the Anglo-Spanish War in 1585 and in 1586 the Spanish ambassador was expelled from England for his participation in conspiracies against Elizabeth.
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 queen sofia of spain   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
She was born in Athens on November 2, 1938, as Sophia, the eldest child of the King of Greece, Paul I (1901-1964) and his queen, Frederika Luise Thyra Victoria Margarita Sophia Olga Cecilia Isabella Christa, Princess of Hanover, Princess of Great Britain and Ireland, Duchess of Brunswick-Lüneburg (1917-1975).
Both her parents were descendants of Queen Victoria of Great Britain, and despite her country of birth, her family tree on both sides is almost exclusively German and Danish in origin, the Greek royal house being a cadet branch of the Danish royal family of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksberg.
The queen of Spain is the executive president of the Queen Sofia Foundation, which in 1993 sent funds for relief in Bosnia, and is the honorary president of the Royal Board on Education and Care of Handicapped Persons, and the Foundation for Aid for Drug Addicts.
www.yourencyclopedia.net /Queen_Sofia_of_Spain   (387 words)

  
 Isabella II of Spain - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
She was born in Madrid, and was the eldest daughter of Ferdinand VII, king of Spain, and of his fourth wife, Maria Christina, a Neapolitan Bourbon and also the niece of Marie Antoinette.
Queen Isabella succeeded to the throne because Ferdinand VII induced the Cortes to assist him in setting aside the Salic law, which the Bourbons had introduced in the beginning of the 18th century, and to re-establish the older succession law of Spain.
Other events of Queen Isabella's reign were a war against Morocco, which ended in an advantageous treaty for Spain and some Morroccan cession of territory; the fruitless Chincha Islands War against Peru and Chile; and some progress in public works, especially railways and a slight improvement in commerce and finance.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Isabella_II_of_Spain   (735 words)

  
 Victoria Eugenie of Battenberg - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Her Majesty Queen Victoria Eugenia of Spain (née HSH Princess Victoria Eugenie of Battenberg) (24 October 1887-15 April 1969), a granddaughter of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom, was the queen consort of King Alfonso XIII of Spain and the paternal grandmother of the current King of Spain, Juan Carlos.
Queen Maria Cristina, Alfonso's mother, did not approve due to the obscure origins of the Battenberg line and Victoria's lowly HSH title.
She returned briefly to Spain in February 1968, to stand as godmother at the baptism of her great grandson, Infante Don Felipe, the son of Infante Don Juan Carlos de Borbón y Borbón (later King Juan Carlos I of Spain) and Princess Sofia of Greece and Denmark (later Queen Sofia).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Princess_Victoria_Eugenie_of_Battenberg   (1594 words)

  
 Sofia Of Spain   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
She was born in Athens on November 2, 1938, as Sophia, the eldest child of the King of Greece, Paul I (1901-1964) and his queen, Frederika Luise Thyra Victoria Margarita Sophia Olga Cecilia Isabella Christa, Princess of Hanover, Princess of Great Britain and Ireland, Duchess of Brunswick-Lüneburg (1917-1981).
Both her parents were descendants of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom, and despite her country of birth, her family tree on both sides is almost exclusively German and Danish in origin, the Greek royal house being a cadet branch of the Danish royal family of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksberg.
The queen of Spain is the executive president of the Queen Sofía Foundation, which in 1993 sent funds for relief in Bosnia, and is the honorary president of the Royal Board on Education and Care of Handicapped Persons, and the Foundation for Aid for Drug Addicts.
www.wikiverse.org /sofia-of-spain   (524 words)

  
 Pope meets with king and queen of Spain - Boston.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Pope Benedict XVI met Monday with the king and queen of Spain, a country that recently passed a gay marriage law bitterly opposed by the Roman Catholic Church.
King Juan Carlos, center, and Queen Sofia of Spain, right, are accompanied by Papal Household Archbishop James Michael Harvey, left, as they leave the Castel Gandolfo pontificial residence in the hills overlooking Rome, Monday, Sept. 5, 2005, after a private audience with Pope Benedict XVI.
Spain, where Roman Catholicism is the predominant religion, became the world's third country on June 30 to legalize gay marriage, following the Netherlands and Belgium.
www.boston.com /news/world/europe/articles/2005/09/05/pope_meets_with_king_and_queen_of_spain   (333 words)

  
 Royalty.nu - British Royal History - Queen Victoria and Her Family
Queen Victoria's father was Prince Edward, Duke of Kent, a son of King George III.
On the Trail of Queen Victoria in the Highlands by Ian Mitchell.
Queen Victoria's Gene by D. Potts and W. Potts is about the hemophilia gene Queen Victoria passed down to her descendants and how it affected European history.
www.royalty.nu /Europe/England/Victoria.html   (3346 words)

  
 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Isabella I
Queen of Castile; born in the town of Madrigal de las Altas Torres, 22 April, 1451; died a little before noon, 26 November, 1504, in the castle of La Mota, which still stands at Medina del Campo (Valladolid).
Queen Isabella by her example led the way in fostering the love of study, and in many respects her Court recalls that of Charlemagne.
This example of the queen, a model of virtue, piety, and domestic economy, who mended one doublet for her husband the king as often as seven times, exercised a great moral influence on the nobility in discouraging inordinate luxury and vain pastimes.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/08177a.htm   (1954 words)

  
 S75 Famous Queens Tobacco Silks   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Queen of Sheba - 24 B.C. Victoria - Queen of England 1837-1901 - $12.00
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Esther, Hebrew Queen 200 B.C. Marie-Theresa, Queen of Austria.
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 NYU Today News: Queen Sofia of Spain to receive honorary degree at New York University
The Queen will be recognized with an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree for her longstanding efforts in the areas of health, education, agriculture, and the betterment of women, as well as her support of the arts and humanities.
The Queen’s last visit to New York University was in April 1997, when she and her husband participated in the dedication of the King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center.
The Queen is also honorary chairman of the Foundation Against Drug Addiction, a problem she is particularly concerned about, and in 1992 in Buenos Aires was awarded the Tree of Life International Prize for her outstanding work in the fight against drug addiction.
www.nyu.edu /nyutoday/archives/14/03/sofia.nyu   (877 words)

  
 The Seattle Times: Local News: King, queen of Spain plan visit Nov. 22 for SAM show
Such a visit is rare for the king and queen, said Esteban, a vice president of Iberia Airlines and key figure in negotiating the exhibition.
Juan Carlos, 66, grandson of Spain's deposed King Alfonso XIII, was born in exile in Rome.
"Spain in the Age of Exploration" was organized by Chiyo Ishikawa, curator of European art at SAM, and Javiar Morales Vallejo of the Patrimonio Nacional.
seattletimes.nwsource.com /html/localnews/2002087880_spain11.html   (628 words)

  
 Queen Isabella I
They knew that she would be the next ruler of Spain and King Henry knew that he could continue to rule.
Queen Isabella established laws against the abuse of the Native American people by colonists and adventurers.
Her laws and the fair way she treated her citizens (with the exception of her horrible treatment of the Jewish citizens) enabled Spain to be at peace internally.
www.ctspanish.com /legends/isabella1.htm   (1864 words)

  
 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
And yet, as he talked to the queen and told her what he wished to do, he said he must have so much as a reward for doing it that the queen and her chief men were simply amazed at his--well, what the boys to-day call "cheek"--that they would have nothing to do with him.
And this fine was to lend the king and queen of Spain, for one year, without pay, two sailing vessels of the kind called caravel's, armed and equipped "for the service of the crown"-- that is, for the use of the king and queen of Spain, in the western voyage that Columbus was to make.
Columbus had staid so long in Spain that these men began to say that they knew he was certainly in trouble or disgrace there, that the king and queen were angry with him, and that his offices of viceroy and admiral were to be taken away from him.
www2.cddc.vt.edu /gutenberg/etext98/ttscc10.txt   (22096 words)

  
 Queen Elizabeth I Speech - Against the Spanish Armada
She was the daughter of King Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, and was known as the Virgin Queen or Good Queen Bess.
She was 25 years old when she became Queen and ruled England for 44 years until age 69.
King Philip II of Spain decided to settle the question and put an end to English attacks on his ships by invading and conquering England.
www.historyplace.com /speeches/elizabeth.htm   (364 words)

  
 Royalty.nu - The History of Spain - The Spanish Royal Family
The Castles and the Crown: Spain 1451-1555 by Townsend Miller.
Queen Isabella and the Unification of Spain by Nancy Whitelaw.
The Empress, the Queen, and the Nun by Magdalena S. Sanchez is about three powerful women in the court of Philip III of Spain -- Empress Maria, Margaret of Austria, and Margaret of the Cross -- who worked to advance the cause of the Habsburgs.
www.royalty.nu /Europe/Spain   (2305 words)

  
 FIFTEENTH GENERATION   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
She died in 1689 in Spain - (Poisoned?) Queen of Spain.
She was married to Charles II of SPAIN (son of Phillip IV of SPAIN and Mariana of SPAIN Queen of Spain) in 1679.
Charles II of SPAIN was born in 1661 in Spain - son of Philip IV.
home.att.net /~hamiltonclan/hamilton/gilbert/d7153.htm   (77 words)

  
 Pravda.RU Queen Of Spain Sophia Arrives In Saint Petersburg On Wednesday
On July 19, Queen Sophia is expected to visit Tsarskoye Selo (one of the summer residencies of Russian emperors and empresses) and the State Hermitage (one of the world's biggest art and cultural-historical museums).
On Friday, June 20, the Queen intends to visit Peterhof, the state museum-reserve and the biggest palace and park ensemble in the vicinity of Petersburg which was founded by Peter the Great in 1709.
Queen of Spain Sophia arrives in Saint Petersburg on Wednesday for an unofficial visit at the invitation of famous Russian musician Mstislav Rostropovich.
english.pravda.ru /culture/2001/07/18/10387.html   (1710 words)

  
 King, Queen start Spain visit   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
MADRID (J.T.) — Their Majesties King Abdullah and Queen Rania on Wednesday began a three-day official visit to Spain during which the King will hold talks with King Juan Carlos and the Spanish Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar as well as Spanish business leaders.
Queen Rania, accompanied by Queen Sofia, visited the children's hospital in Madrid and was briefed on its development and the services offered to the children.
Matutes said Spain is committed to help Jordan overcome its economic hardships and will encourage the private sector in both countries to increase their cooperation.
www.jordanembassyus.org /102199001.htm   (492 words)

  
 Press Release ILO/05/16: Their Majesties King Juan Carlos I and Queen Sofia of Spain visit ILO Headquarters   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Their Majesties King Juan Carlos I and Queen Sofia visited the International Labour Organization (ILO) to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Spain's cooperation with the ILO International Programme on the Elimination of Child Labour (IPEC).
King Juan Carlos I recalled that Spain was a founder Member of the ILO, the oldest organization in the United Nations system, and that his country had signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the ILO in 1995 to support IPEC in its efforts to eliminate child labour, particularly in Latin America.
Séguin, said he viewed the presence of the King and Queen at the ILO as a testament to their awareness of "the human and rational vision embodied by the ILO, the values it defends, and its desire to meet the challenges of creating a social dimension to globalization".
www.ilo.org /public/english/bureau/inf/pr/2005/16.htm   (610 words)

  
 Who is the queen of spain Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
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King and Queen of Spain visit ICRC Geneva (ICRC) – Their Majesties King Juan Carlos I and Queen Sofia today paid an official visit to the headquarters of the International Committee of the Red Cross...
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 Questions & Answers: Queen of Spain's Legs
It turns out that the story is associated with a Queen of Spain at around the end of the sixteenth century, but the stories can’t agree which one.
The story goes that, during her journey south to be married, the young queen-to-be passed through a town that was famed for its silk stockings, then rare and expensive items.
The Queen’s courtiers were aghast at this embarrassing breach of decorum, regarded as both indecent and audacious, and one replied loftily that “The Queen of Spain has no legs”.
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 Jewish History Sourcebook: The Expulsion from Spain, 1492 CE
The Expulsion from Spain, 1492 CE In the spring of 1492, shortly after the Moors were driven out of Granada, Ferdinand and Isabella of Spain expelled all the Jews from their lands and thus, by a stroke of the pen, put an end to the largest and most distinguished Jewish settlement in Europe.
The Queen was the heiress to the throne, and the King one of the Spanish nobility.
This King acted much worse toward them than the King of Spain, and after the six months had elapsed he made slaves of all those that remained in his country, and banished seven hundred children to a remote island to settle it, and all of them died.
www.fordham.edu /halsall/jewish/1492-jews-spain1.html   (1669 words)

  
 Isabella 3
Columbus' appeal to Queen Isabella to finance his planned voyage to the East by sailing west was originally turned down.
In this document Queen Isabella commands her chamberlain, Sancho de Paredes, to give 2,000 maravedis from the 30,000 received from the treasurer, Gonzalo de Baeza, to Francisco de Hermosilla, and to secure a receipt.
Queen's signature "Yo la Reyna" is written "by command of the Queen" and signed by her secretary Gaspar de Trizio.
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 The Queen of Spain Dines "Independent" in Havana / Cuba Press   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
HAVANA, November 22 - The Queen of Spain shunned the better-known restaurants in Havana and dined at a small "independent" establishment in Old Havana, during her recent visit here.
The Queen's visit stirred up the neighbors, who are not used to such goings-on as police escorts and luxury cars in their neck of the woods.
The owners of the restaurant themselves, although they had reserved their three tables for Spanish Embassy personnel, were unaware that the Queen was to visit.
www.fiu.edu /~fcf/queendines.html   (148 words)

  
 Factmonster Search: spain
Maria Christina, 1858–1929, queen of Spain, consort of Alfonso XII.
Hostilities with Spain In 1585, Drake commanded a fleet that sacked Vigo in Spain and burned...
Maria Christina, 1806–78, queen of Spain, daughter of Francis I of the Two Sicilies.
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 Philip Alexius de Laszlo's Queen of Spain
Queen Victoria Eugenia (Ena) of Spain (painted 1920).
Ena was the daughter of Prince Henry of Battenberg and his wife, Prince Beatrice (youngest daughter of Queen Victoria).
In 1906 she married King Alfonso XIII of Spain.
www.jssgallery.org /Other_Artists/Philip_Alexius_de_Laszlo/Queen_Victoria_Eugenia_of_Spain.htm   (75 words)

  
 Queen Isabella of Spain   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
This is an engraved portrait of Queen Isabella of Spain.
This print was published in an American literary and art publication in 1885.
It is a 117 year old steel engraving, in excellent condition and guaranteed to be as described.
www.fairhavenprintshop.com /queenisabella.htm   (67 words)

  
 Pop meets king and queen of Spain, which recently legalized same-sex marriage | News | Advocate.com
Pop meets king and queen of Spain, which recently legalized same-sex marriage
Pope Benedict XVI met Monday with the king and queen of Spain, a country that recently legalized same-sex marriage, which is bitterly opposed by the Roman Catholic Church.
Spain, where Roman Catholicism is the predominant religion, on June 30 became the world's third country to legalize same-sex marriage, following the Netherlands and Belgium.
www.advocate.com /news_detail_ektid20387.asp   (259 words)

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