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The United Kingdom was the center of the British Empire and the strongest of the colonial conquerors.
England is now known for its nightlight and pubs, its capital London is a vibrant city that has many attractions.
The United Kingdom is also home to some of the greatest writers of all times such as William Shakespeare, Geoffrey Chaucer, and William Wordsworth.
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  Queen Elizabeth II | Queen of the United Kingdom
The Queen ascended the throne on February 6, 1952 upon the death of her father, King George VI.
In 1977, the Queen's Silver Jubilee was celebrated in the United Kingdom and throughout the Commonwealth.
Three videos named respectively: "Elizabeth R," "From Princess To Queen" and "The Queen's Birthday Parade." The first video covers her early life, the second chronicles a year in her life, and the third is a celebration of the Queen's birthday.
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  Victoria (queen) - Search View - MSN Encarta
Queen Victoria was the official head of state not only of the United Kingdom but also of the growing worldwide British Empire, which included Canada, Australia, India, New Zealand, and large parts of Africa.
As the personal embodiment of her kingdom, Victoria was eager to ensure that her country was held in high esteem throughout the world as an economically and militarily powerful state and as a model of civilization.
By the late 1860s, the queen’s absence from the public stage caused her popularity to decline, and there was talk of replacing the monarchy with a republic.
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  Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Queen, or her Governors-General in the realms outside of Britain, also gives a speech at the annual State Opening of Parliament, outlining the government's legislative agenda for the year, but the speech is written by ministers.
In the United Kingdom, her official title is Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and of Her other Realms and Territories Queen, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith.
The Queen's coat of amrs are known as the Royal Coat of Arms of the United Kingdom.
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 Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom - Gurupedia
In the fifteen countries of the Commonwealth of which the Queen is head of state (known as the Commonwealth Realms), she holds the position of head of state by virtue of being designated as such in the Constitutions or laws of each of these countries.
Queen Alexandra, she is descended from the Danish royal house, one of the oldest in Europe.
In the United Kingdom, her official title is Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and of Her other Realms and Territories Queen, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith.
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 Victoria of the United Kingdom - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
As well as being Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, she was also the first monarch to use the title Empress of India.
As of 2004, the European monarchs and former monarchs descended from Victoria are: the Queen of the United Kingdom, the King of Norway, the King of Sweden, the Queen of Denmark, the King of Spain, the King of the Hellenes (deposed) and the King of Romania (deposed).
At birth Victoria was a granddaughter of a monarch (George III) through the male line and as such held the style and title of a Royal Highness and Princess of the United Kingdom and was styled Her Royal Highness Princess Victoria of Kent (as the daughter of the Duke of Kent and Strathearn).
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 MSN Encarta - Victoria (queen)
When she died on January 22, 1901, outliving the century, she was one of the best-known figures, by reputation as well as name, not only in the United Kingdom but also in a greatly expanded British Empire and in the world, including the United States.
Queen Victoria's constitutional power was always limited, and while her personal likes and dislikes influenced the selection of the Cabinet and her views on political issues were forthright and shrewd, she never determined policy.
If Disraeli was adept in understanding the Queen, she was incapable of understanding or appreciating the most authoritative of the Liberal leaders of the late 19th century, William Ewart Gladstone, who in an age of increasing political party organization was to survive Disraeli by a quarter of a century.
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 Monarchy in Canada   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Although Queen Elizabeth II is also monarch of the United Kingdom, the United Kingdom does not have any sovereignty over Canada (nor does Canada have any sovereignty over the United Kingdom).
Queen Elizabeth II, as is common for all her other non-UK realms, usually assumes the role of "Queen of Canada" only when she is either present in Canada or (occasionally) when she performs certain ceremonies relevant to Canada (such as conferring Canadian honours) in the UK.
Today, virtually all of the Queen's Canadian duties are performed by her representatives in Canada, the Governor General and the Lieutenant Governors of the provinces, though occasionally the Queen's authority is appealed to by Canada's partisan political leaders.
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 The Queen is the United Kingdom   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Prince of Wales, eldest son of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, is heir apparent to the throne.
The Queen led the nation in celebrations for the 50th anniversary of the end of the Second World War in Europe, the arrival of the new Millennium, the 100th birthday of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, the wedding of Prince Edward and Sophie Rhys-Jones, and the Golden Wedding anniversary of herself and Prince Philip.
The Queen's 30-year-old cousin, Prince William of Gloucester, was killed in 1972 in a flying accident, as a result of which the Queen cancelled her visit to the Munich Olympics.
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 Victoria of the United Kingdom - Facts, Information, and Encyclopedia Reference article
As well as being Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, she was also the first monarch to use the title Empress of India.
As of 2004, the European monarchs and former monarchs descended from Victoria are: the Queen of the United Kingdom, the King of Norway, the King of Sweden, the Queen of Denmark, the King of Spain, the King of the Hellenes (deposed) and the King of Romania (deposed).
Queen Victoria remains the most commemorated British monarch in history, with statues to her erected throughout the British Empire.
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 List of monarchs in the British Isles - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (The UK after the Irish Free State was formed and became a separate nation in the 1920s).
For clarity and because the United is far more strongly associated with the later name United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland produced in the Act of Union 1800, the 1707 Kingdom is generally referred to as the Kingdom of Great Britain.
Engaged to the Dauphin at age five, Mary Stewart, Queen of Scots was thus brought up in the French court where she became "Marie Stuart, Reine de l'Écosse," etc., to render the sound of 'Stewart' into French as accurately as possible.
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 Victoria of the United Kingdom - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Her Majesty Queen Victoria (Alexandrina Victoria Wettin, née Hanover) (24 May 1819 – 22 January 1901) was Queen of the United Kingdom from 20 June 1837, and Empress of India from 1876 until her death.
In 1850, the Queen did sustain injury when she was assaulted by a possibly insane ex-Army officer,.
In 1876, encouraged by Disraeli, the Queen assumed the title "Empress of India", which was officially recognised under the Royal Titles Act 1876.
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 Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom:   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Apart from the United Kingdom, Elizabeth II is also Queen of Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Jamaica, Barbados, the Bahamas, Grenada, Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, Tuvalu, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Antigua and Barbuda, Belize, and Saint Kitts and Nevis, where she is represented by Governors-General.
Elizabeth became Queen of the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and Ceylon upon the death of her father, George VI, on 6 February 1952.
She toured the United States for the 1976 Bicentennial, attending festivities with President Ford, and again in 1991 at the invitation of President George H.W. Bush, during which she became the first British monarch to address a joint session of the United States Congress.
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 United Kingdom - nationalanthems.info
"God Save the Queen" (or "God Save the King", depending on the gender of the ruling monarch) was a patriotic song first publicly performed in London in 1745 after the king, George II defeated the Jacobite claimant to the throne, "Bonnie Prince Charlie.
There is no authorised version of the National Anthem as the words are a matter of tradition; the anthem has also never been officially declared as the national anthem of the country, the royal anthem (as this technically is) is used as the national anthem as a matter of tradition.
(One might say that because of this fact, that the United Kingdom was the creator of the concept of a "national anthem".) Some 140 composers, including Beethoven, Haydn and Brahms, have used the tune in their compositions.
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 Queen Victoria - Uncyclopedia, the content-free encyclopedia
Victoria the first, Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, Lord of All Dominions Beyond Scunthorpe in North Lincolnshire on the Appleby Frodingham Railway, Empress of Indiana, and Purchaser of Discount Teabags was Queen of the World from 1819 until 1901.
In 1876, the queen outlawed toothbrushes for her citizens and Dentistry as a course of study and as a field of professional practice.
To her dismay, the Queen not only discovered that the Scots could not be understood by civilized people, but that the men in Scotland had found a loophole in her "No Boys Allowed" rule by wearing traditional kilts.
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Victoria I Alexandrina Hanover, Queen of the United Kingdom
Victoria I Alexandrina Hanover, Queen of the United Kingdom was the daughter of Edward Augustus Hanover, 1st Duke of Kent and Marie Luise Victoire Prinzessin von Sachsen-Coburg-Saalfeld.
She was crowned Queen of the United Kingdom on 28 June 1838 at Westminster Abbey, Westminster, London, England, and styled 'By the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, Queen, Defender of the Faith.
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 Victoria of the United Kingdom
She was born on May 24, 1819, to Edward Augustus, Duke of Kent, the fourth son of King George III, and Princess Victoria of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfield, sister of King Leopold I of the Belgians and widow of HSH Emich, 2nd Prince of Leiningen.
Queen Victoria died in 1901, at Osborne House on the Isle of Wight and was buried at Frogmore, Windsor Castle.
Source: report of a conversation with Princess Margaret of the United Kingdom in which she talked of the health problems of Prince William of Gloucester.
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 ipedia.com: Victoria of the United Kingdom Article   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Victoria was born on May 24, 1819 to Edward Augustus, Duke of Kent (fourth son of King George III) and Princess Victoria of Saxe-Coburg, sister of King Leopold I of the Belgians and widow of Emich, 2nd Prince of Leiningen.
She asked him to marry her (because she was Queen, he couldn't ask her to marry him) and the wedding took place on February 10, 1840.
Queen Victoria died in 1901, at Osborne House on the Isle of Wight and was buried at Frogmore, Windsor Castle.
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 Monarchy
Her Majesty The Queen's title in the United Kingdom is 'Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and of Her other Realms and Territories Queen, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith'.
Queen Elizabeth II has reigned since 1952, and is a descendant of King Egbert, who was the first ruler to be styled 'King of the English' in 829.
The Queen also has important roles to play in other organisations, including the armed forces and the Church of England, of which Her Majesty is the Supreme Governor.
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The current monarch is Queen Elizabeth II (since February 6 1952) and the Heir Apparent is Charles, Prince of Wales (son of the Queen, born November 14 1948).
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor) (born April 21, 1926) is the Queen regnant and head of state of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and 15 other Commonwealth Realms, including Australia, Canada and New Zealand.
Besides being Queen of the United Kingdom, at her accession she was also Queen of Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa (to 1961), Pakistan (to 1956), and Sri Lanka (to 1972).
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United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, she was also the first monarch to use the title, Empress of India.
Edward Oxford attempted to assassinate the Queen whilst she was riding in a carriage with Prince Albert in London.
As of 2004, the European monarchs and former monarchs descended from Victoria are: the Queen of the United Kingdom, the King of Norway, the
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The Queen is to begin her birthday celebrations with a lunch for 99 people who turn 80 on the same day as her.
The queen, crowned nearly 53 years ago, has made clear that she regards her position as "a job for life", and even ardent Republicans concede that abolition of the monarchy is a lost cause while a robustly healthy Elizabeth is on the throne.
Elizabeth's widowed mother died at the age of 101 and Junor concluded "The queen is fit as a flea, totally in command of her senses.
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 Philip (of the United Kingdom) - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Philip (of the United Kingdom), born in 1921, husband of Elizabeth II, queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
United Kingdom : foreign relations: Spain – Philip III (of Spain and Naples)
Timelines seek to educate about history by using a linear visual display to represent the passing of time.
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 Elizabeth II --  Encyclopædia Britannica   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Despite her own undiminished popularity after 44 years on the throne of the United Kingdom, the queen was surrounded by family turmoil and public pressures on the British monarchy to change its ways.
As the wife of King George VI of the United Kingdom, Elizabeth was queen consort from 1936 to 1952.
Noted for her humor and easygoing nature, the “Queen Mum,” as she became affectionately known, was one of the most popular and admired members of the...
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 Victoria of the United Kingdom   (Site not responding. Last check: )
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Victoria blamed Bertie for the death of Prince Albert continued to regard VII of the United Kingdom">Bertie, the Prince of Wales as unfit to take responsibility, even though he was the heir to the throne, and never allowed him the kind of role that would have helped him prepare for kingship.
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