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|The Lady Mary by Peter Lely|
|Reign|| 13 February 1689 –
27 August 1719
|Coronation||11 April 1689|
|Predecessor||James II and VII|
|Successor||William IV and III|
|Co-Monarch||William III and II|
|Spouse||William III and II|
| William IV and III|
|House||House of Stuart|
|Father||James II and VII|
|Born|| 30 April 1662|
[N.S.: 10 May 1662]
St. James's Palace, London
|Died|| 27 August 1719 (aged 57)|
[N.S.: 7 September 1719]
Kensington Palace, London
|Burial|| 25 September 1719|
Westminster Abbey, London
A reformist, she set out to maintain a government of limited royal interference with the passage of the Bill of Rights in 1689, and although she attempted to curve her own powers she simultaneously ceded most of her authority over to her husband, although he had to rely on her to maintain popular power in their nations. She did, however, often have to act alone in England and Scotland during the periods of time in which William was fighting abroad, proving herself to be a capable, albeit disengaged administrator.
However, after her husbands death in 1712, she slowly withdrew herself from public life and granted more powers onto her son and heir during the height of the tumultuous Fifteen Years War, the future William IV, who was appointed by parliament a month before Mary's death to be Prince Regent with the power to act in her name.