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02a. List of Sovereigns of the Order of the Thistle
List of Sovereigns of the Most Ancient and Most Noble Order of the Thistle

The sovereign monarchs were/are the Kings and Queens of Scotland thru Queen
Anne and as of 1707 the United Kingdom starting with Queen Anne since.

Source, Notes & Credits: Internet Wikipedia articles, “Burke’s Peerage” 2003,
“Burke’s Landed Gentry, Scotland”, 2001.

List of Monarchs with the number of Knights they appointed

[01] James VII of Scotland 1687 -1688 appt’d 8 knights
[02] Mary II of Scotland ( dau. James VII) 1689-1694 none
[03] William II of Scotland (Mary’s spouse) 1689-1702 none
[04] Queen Anne ( dau. James VII) 1702-1714 appt’d 12 knights
[05] George I 1714-1727 appt’d 8 knights
[06] George II 1727-1760 appt’d 17 knights
[07] George III 1760-1820 appt’d 29 knights
[08] George IV 1820-1830 appt’d 10 knights
[09] William IV 1830-1837 appt’d 4 knights
[10] Queen Victoria 1837-1901 appt’d 53 knights
[11] Edward VII 1901-1910 appt’d 8 knights
[12] George V 1919-1936 appt’d 27 knights
[13] Edward VIII 1936-1936 none
[14] George VI 1936-1952 appt’d 12 knights
[15] Queen Elizabeth II 1952-date appt’d 55 knights

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