Elizabeth III

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Elizabeth III
Queen of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions
Reign22 April 1896 – 21 September 1947
Coronation19 July 1896
PredecessorAlexander I & IV
BornElizabeth Georgiana Augusta
30 June 1871
Cumberland Lodge, Berkshire, United Kingdom
Died21 September 1947
Palace of Whitehall, London, United Kingdom
Ernest II
FatherPrince Alfred, Duke of Clarence and St Andrews
MotherGeorgiana Victoria of Hanover

Elizabeth III (Elizabeth Georgiana Augusta; 1871–1947) was Queen of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions from 1896 until her death in 1947. Her reign, spanning the early 20th century, is commonly known as the Augustan Age, an era marked by great transformations in British society, politics, and culture.

She was born the daughter of Prince Alfred and his wife, the Hanoverian princess Georgiana Victoria. She succeeded her uncle Alexander I & IV at the age of 24 as a result of the Glastonbury Agreement, which ensured her accession to the throne in the event of no suitable direct heirs. Her reign saw numerous consequential events such as the creation of the Commonwealth with the Home Rule Act 1914, the economic crisis of the 1920s, the creation of the Irish dominion in 1927, and the Great War.

The queen died at the Palace of Whitehall in London at the age of 76. Upon her death in 1947, she was the monarch with the fourth-longest reign in Britain with a total of 51 years, 4 months, and 30 days on the throne, just behind her grandfather Ernest I. She was succeeded by her son and heir, Ernest II.

Early life and education

Princess Elizabeth Georgiana Augusta was born at Cumberland Lodge in the county of Berkshire on 30 June 1871 to Prince Alfred and Princess consort Georgiana Victoria of Hanover. She was the oldest of four daughters, followed by her sisters Margaret, Alexandra, and Marianne, the future queen of Norway.

Marriage and public debut


Great War and death


Titles and arms



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