||Mary II Stuart was a member of aristocracy in the British Isles.|
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James II & VII
|Queen of England, Scotland, and Ireland (Co-monarch: William III & II)
13 February 1689 - 28 December 1694
William III & II
Born 30 April 1662, Mary II was joint Sovereign of England, Scotland and Ireland alongside William (III and II), her husband and first cousin. Both Protestants, William and Mary became king and queen regnant following the Glorious Revolution that led to the deposition of her Roman Catholic father, James II and VII. She reigned from 1689 until her death in 1694. Popular histories usually refer to their joint reign as that of "William and Mary".
Mary did wield less power than her husband when he was in England, letting him take the lead, though he often relied heavily on her. When William was away, however, engaged in military conflicts, Mary acted alone, proving to be a powerful and effective ruler.
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