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Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, began her Diamond Jubilee celebrations with a 62-gun Royal Salute, on Accession Day, Feb. 6.

In honor of the past 60 years of her reign, let us remember the British monarchs who came before her and those who have ruled from the House of Windsor.

The House of Windsor came into being in 1917, when the name was adopted as the British Royal Family's official name by a proclamation of King George V, replacing the historic name of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha. It remains the family name of the current Royal Family.

Check out the slideshow for a quick history lesson: