Mary II

Mary II (30 April 1662 – 28 December 1694) was Queen of England and Ireland from 13 February 1689 until her death, and Queen of Scotland from 11 April 1689 until her death. Mary, a Protestant, came to the Throne following the Glorious Revolution, during which her Roman Catholic father, James II, was deposed. Mary reigned jointly with her husband and first cousin, William III, who became the sole ruler upon her death. The joint reign is usually known as that of "William and Mary." Mary, although a Sovereign in her own right, did not wield actual power during most of her reign. She did, however, govern the realm when her husband was abroad fighting wars.

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