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Mary II of England

Queen of England, Scotland and Ireland
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Net worth 2018: Under Review
Residence: St James's Palace
Country: British
BirthDay: 30 April 1662
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Died On: December 28, 1694
BIOGRAPHY

Mary II of England was bornon 30 April 1662 in St James's Palace, British, is Queen of England, Scotland and Ireland. Mary II was the daughter of former King James II, who served as the joint sovereign of England, Scotland and Ireland along with her husband King William. Being the eldest child of James and Anne, Mary II since young became second in line to the throne, after her father. Following the death of her uncle, her father stepped up as the King of England but his pro-Catholic policies made him an unpopular ruler so much so that the opposition influenced William and Mary to depose him off. James exile created a vacancy at the topmost order which was duly filled by Mary as queen regnant. However, Mary despised political life and wanted her husband William to take control. It was due to this that a Declaration of Indulgence was signed which made both William and Mary joint sovereigns. It was under their leadership that the significantly important Bill of Rights was passed that marginalized the sovereign powers. Though William controlled the rule mostly, it was in his absence that Mary’s role as queen regnant came to light. She was powerful, firm and effective ruler. She was capable of taking important decisions but mostly turned to William for either approval or advice. Other than this, Mary was deeply religious and a pious woman. She attended prayers twice daily and actively involved herself in Church affairs

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1695

Her body lay in state before being buried at Westminster Abbey on March 5, 1695

1694

However, this stability was marred by the infliction of smallpox in late 1694

1677

Mary and William were married on November 4, 1677 in St James’ Palace by Bishop Henry Compton

1662

Mary was born on April 30, 1662 at St James’ Palace, London, to James, Duke of York and Anne Hyde

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