On this day in the History of British Queens, 27th July
• 1158 - Thought to be the day that Empress Matilda’s youngest son, Geoffrey, Count of Nantes died, though some claim it was the 26th July.
• 1365 - Philippa of Hainault’s eldest daughter, Isabella, marries Enguerrand VII de Coucy, 1st Earl of Bedford, at Windsor Castle. The couple were direct ancestors of Mary, Queen of Scots through their daughter Marie.
• 1714 - Queen Anne dismisses Robert Harley, 1st Earl of Oxford and Earl Mortimer as Lord Treasurer. Earlier in the month, his secretary reported that Anne had said “"that he neglected all business; that he was seldom to be understood; that when he did explain himself, she could not depend upon the truth of what he said; that he never came to her at the time she appointed; that he often came drunk; [and] last, to crown all, he behaved himself towards her with ill manner, indecency and disrespect.”
• 1867 - Princess Victoria Mary Augusta Louise Olga Pauline Claudine Agnes of Teck, better known as Queen Mary of Teck, is baptised by the Archbishop of Canterbury in Kensington Palace, London.
• 1888 - Queen Victoria’s great-grandson, Prince Oskar of Prussia, is born in Potsdam to Kaiser Wilhelm II and Augusta Viktoria of Schleswig-Holstein.
• 1889 - Alexandra of Denmark’s third child and eldest daughter, Louise, Princess Royal, marries Alexander Duff, 6th Earl Fife (later 1st Duke of Fife) at the Private Chapel in Buckingham Palace.