List of English consorts


List of English consorts

:"See also: List of English monarchs."

The English royal consorts were the spouses of the reigning monarchs of the Kingdom of England. Most of them are women, and held the title of Queen consort; some few are men, whose titles were not consistent, depending upon the circumstances of their spouses' reigns. The Kingdom of England merged with the Kingdom of Scotland in 1707, to form the Kingdom of Great Britain. There have thus been no consorts of England since that date.

House of Mercia, 774-796

House of Wessex (restored) and House of Godwin, 1042-1066

House of Plantagenet, 1154-1485

Direct Line, 1154-1399

House of Tudor, 1485-1603

House of Stuart, 1603-1707

With the death of Elizabeth, the crown of England passed to her cousin and nearest heir, James VI of Scotland, who became James I of England. His dynasty would rule - interrupted by the Interregnum between 1649 and 1660 - until 1714. The Kingdom of England, however, was merged with the Kingdom of Scotland in 1707, to form a new Kingdom, the Kingdom of Great Britain, after which there ceased to be monarchs and consorts of England.

For the continuation of this list, go to List of British consorts.

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