"Ash" wrote:Yes, thats it. I know very little about that time period, but have always been curious about these two queens (esp Mary, as I have conveted her doll house for years). Will I be totally lost if I only know about the the Restoration, but little about what followed?
The Queen Mary with the doll house was the wife of King George V. She was a Queen Consort or wife of a king, lived from 1867-1953, and is the grandmother of the present Queen.
The Queen Mary in Ungrateful Daughters is the daughter of King James II. She lived from 1662-1694. She co-reigned as Queen Mary II with her husband and first cousin King William III. They are the William and Mary who founded The College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia (my son is an alumni).
Both daughters of King James II in Ungrateful Daughters were Queens Regnant or ruling queens. Mary II became queen after her father was overthrown during the Glorious Revolution. Parliament offered the crown to Mary and her husband jointly. Her husband, William of Orange was the son of Mary, Princess Royal, daughter of Charles I. Therefore, William was third in the line of succession after his wife Mary and Mary's sister Anne. Anne became queen after the deaths of both William and Mary.