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Who was the Queen of England in 1742?

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February 01, 2009 11:05PM

There was no "Queen of England" in 1742 for several reasons.

The Act of Union of 1707 had united the crowns of England and Scotland so that the monarch (then Queen Anne) became "Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain."

The title "Queen (or King) of England" ceased to exist.

In 1742, the monarch of the United Kingdom was King George II.

His wife, Caroline of Ansbach, who had been "Queen Consort" died in 1737 - in 1742 George II reigned alone.

If Caroline had survived, she would have still been "Queen Consort", not quite the same thing as "Queen."