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76Queen Elizabeth

In 1589, John Stubbs was sentenced by Queen Elizabeth to have his hand severed for seditious writing, and before the axe fell, he cried out, "My calamity is at hand!" - thus becoming the only known victim of Elizabeth to incorporate a pun at his dismemberment. He then fainted. - Source

77. In 1893, Hawaii’s monarchy was overthrown when a group of businessmen and sugar planters forced the Queen Liliuokalani to abdicate. The coup led to the dissolving of the Hawaii Kingdom two years later, its annexation as a U.S. territory and eventual admission as the 50th state in the union. - Source

78. Razia Sultana was the first and last female ruler of Delhi Sultanate. She dressed like a man and sat in open durbar. - Source

79. Queen Margrethe II of Denmark's illustrations was used for the Danish edition of "The Lord of the Rings" and she also said to have helped with the book's Danish translation. - Source

80. When Princess Elizabeth (the future queen) married just after World War 2, she had to use ration coupons to buy the fabric just like anyone else. The government allowed her an extra 200 coupons. - Source

81Sunandha Kumariratana

Sunandha Kumariratana, queen of Thailand, drowned as her subjects looked on because they were forbidden to touch her. - Source

82. Catherine The Great, Russia's longest ruling female leader, wasn't actually Russian and her real name was Sophie Friederike Auguste von Anhalt-Zerbst-Dornburg. - Source

83. John Dee, a courtier and spy of Queen Elizabeth I, would sign his name as "007" when sending coded messages back to the queen. - Source

84. California is named after a fictional island inhabited by beautiful Amazon women warriors and their queen Califia. - Source

85. Queen Elizabeth still keeps the Koh-i-Noor diamond from India in her crown. It is one of the largest diamonds in the world.

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86Queen Elizabeth

Queen Elizabeth doesn't officially have a last name, just that she's from the "House of Windsor". - Source

87. The former Queen Anne of Romania once worked at Macy's in New York. - Source

88. In 2011, a Muslim man interrupted a music concert of Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands, asking her to convert to Islam. Some of the musicians walked off the stage. - Source

89. Queen Victoria invited herself to Waddesdon Manor, Buckinghamshire, in 1890. A wonder of architecture and landscaping, she instead spent 10 minutes switching a chandelier on and off as she’d never seen electric lighting before. - Source

90. During the 16th-century, Western Ireland was under the control of Pirate Gráinne Ní Mháille. After years of fighting against England, Queen Elizabeth agreed to personally meet with her. Gráinne showed up with a dagger, refused to bow, and threw a noblewoman's handkerchief into a fire.

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91Wedding Invitation

In 2012, a Manchester couple jokingly invited Queen Elizabeth to their wedding. The Queen accepted and made an appearance along with Prince Philip. - Source

92. There is a cargo cult named Prince Philip Movement of the Yaohnanen tribe in Vanuatu that worships the Queen's Elizabeth II's husband, Prince Phillip. - Source

93. Jadwiga of Poland (died. 1399) was a female king. Polish law had no provision for a female ruler (queen regnant) but did not specify that kings had to be male. - Source

94. When the Queen dies, the BBC will cancel all comedy shows until after the funeral. - Source

95. The Queen's actual title is "Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and of Her other Realms and Territories Queen, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith". - Source

96René Descartes

The French philosopher and mathematician René Descartes was hired as a tutor by Queen Christina, who insisted on philosophy lessons at 5 in the morning. Within a year of walking through the Swedish cold every morning, Descartes caught pneumonia and died. - Source

97. In Han China, a rival concubine was tortured by Empress Lu Zhi by having her limbs, tongue, and eyes removed. She was then locked in a latrine to live the rest of her days as a "Human Swine."- Source

98. Queen Elizabeth is a Doctor Who fan. - Source

99. Queen Elizabeth II and Margaret Thatcher once wore the same dress, much to the prime minister's horror. To avoid such an embarrassment again, she ordered her staff to ask the Palace what the Queen would be wearing. The Palace declined, saying "Her Majesty never notices what other people wear." - Source

100. The Queen of England is the legal owner of one-sixth of the land on the Earth's surface. - Source


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