Mary II


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Wikipedia.

Mary II,

1662–94, queen of England, wife of William IIIWilliam III,
1650–1702, king of England, Scotland, and Ireland (1689–1702); son of William II, prince of Orange, stadtholder of the United Provinces of the Netherlands, and of Mary, oldest daughter of King Charles I of England.
..... Click the link for more information.
. The daughter of James II by his first wife, Anne Hyde, she was brought up a Protestant despite her father's adoption of Roman Catholicism. In 1677 she married her cousin William of Orange and went with him to Holland. She returned to England after the Glorious RevolutionGlorious Revolution,
in English history, the events of 1688–89 that resulted in the deposition of James II and the accession of William III and Mary II to the English throne. It is also called the Bloodless Revolution.
..... Click the link for more information.
 of 1688 and was proclaimed joint sovereign with her husband in 1689, though she actually ruled only during his absences. Although she was relatively popular with the Dutch and English peoples, she led an unhappy life because of the political conflicts between her husband, her father, and her sister Anne. She sided faithfully with her husband.

Bibliography

See biographies by H. W. Chapman (1953, repr. 1972) and E. Hamilton (1972); R. P. MacCubbin and M. Hamilton-Phillips, ed., The Age of William III and Mary II (1988).

Mary II

1662--94, queen of England, Scotland, and Ireland (1689--94), ruling jointly with her husband William III. They were offered the crown by parliament, which objected to the arbitrary rule of her father James II
References in periodicals archive ?
The ship will leave New York on the Queen Mary II and travel to Maine and Nova Scotia.
The dining room of the Queen Mary II will be set with Waterford crystal and Wedgwood china through a partnership with the tabletop company that was brokered in the United Kingdom, where Waterford Wedgwood is headquartered.
At 400 metres long by 300 metres wide, the 15-storey, oval AZ Island would be ten times the area of Queen Mary II and up to 78 metres in height.
Just before that, the yard had suffered a serious set-back in losing an order for the biggest-ever cruise liner - the Queen Mary II - from Cunard to the French shipyard Chantiers Navals de l'Atlantique in Saint-Nazaire.
English bishop of the nonjurors (clergy who refused to take the oaths of allegiance to William III and Mary II in 1689) and the author of a celebrated attack on the immorality of the stage.
However, France was on the rocks financially, and neither Austria nor William III of England (who had been ruling alone since the death of Mary II in 1694) would consent to any increase in Louis XIV's power.
This year he is also serving as a celebrity chef for Crystal Cruises and Cunard's Queen Mary II, and is regularly featured on a range of television shows including NBC's "The Today Show" and ABC's "The Great Domestic Showdown.
LOCAL volunteer Kathleen Woodside won a well earned treat - setting sail on the Queen Mary II as part of the ECHO Three Queens competition.
After Viv and Derek Ebbage, both 68, escaped the liner on a lifeboat, Derek booked a surprise four-day trip to Germany on the Queen Mary II to "lay their ghosts to rest".
A FORMER manager on the luxurious Queen Mary II ocean liner has been appointed as group operations food and beverage manager with Fratello's restaurants.
FEAST OF THE HOLY INNOCENTS 1694: Queen Mary II died from smallpox, leaving William to reign alone.
Three portraits can be seen - William III and Mary II both by Sir Godfrey Kneller and Karl William Ferdinand, Duke of Brunswick-Wolfenbuttel, by Johann Georg Ziesensis.