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British Monarchy

Scroll down to find information about the principle figures in British monarchial history

Scroll down to find information about the principle figures in British monarchial history

British Monarchy Timeline: A Comprehensive Dateline of British Royals

Alfred the Great Timeline Date Summary Detailed Information 23 April 871 Accession of Alfred King Alfred succeeded his brother Ethelred to the throne of Wessex and Danish Mercia. 870 Birth of Edmund A son, Edmund, was born to Alfred and his wife, Ethelswitha. 871/2 Birth of Edward the Elder A…

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British Monarchy – Twentieth Century Timeline

Below is listed the members of the British Monarchy in the twentieth century and the main events that took place during their reign. British Monarchy: Edward VII: 1901-1910 Anglo-French Entente: 1904 Anglo-Russian Entente: 1907 British Monarchy: George V: 1910-1936 World War One begins: 1914 Battle of the Somme: 1916 End…


British Monarchy – Edward VIII

Edward Albert Christian George Andrew Patrick David was born on the 23rd June 1894. He was the eldest son of George V and Mary of Teck. His father became King George V on 6th May 1910 and Edward, generally called David by the family, became Duke of Cornwall and Duke…

Charles I

Charles I – The Slide to Civil War

Charles I came to the throne in 1625 after the death of his father, James I. Like his father, he believed in the Divine Right of Kings. Although only parliament could pass laws and grant money for war, because they refused to do as he wished, Charles chose to rule…

British Monarchy – The Stuart Monarchs

1603 - 1714 The first Stuart monarch, James I of England and VI of Scotland, succeeded to the throne of England when Elizabeth I died. He was the son of Mary Queen of Scots by her second husband Lord Darnley, and great-great grandson of Henry VIII's sister Margaret. In all…

Elizabeth I and Mary Queen of Scots

Elizabeth I  Elizabeth I (1533-1603) became Queen of England in 1558 after her sister Mary died. She was the daughter of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn and had had a troubled childhood. Her mother had been executed when she was three years old and her father had married four more times.…

Elizabeth – Portrait of a Queen

Elizabeth I came to the throne in 1558 after the death of her sister, Mary. She needed to win the support of her people, both Catholics and Protestants, and those who believed that a woman could not rule a country by herself. One of the best ways for a monarch to win support…


British Monarchy – Bloody Mary – Counter Reformation

Mary I, daughter of Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon, has the misfortune of being remembered as 'Bloody Mary'. The nickname implies that she was hated throughout the land for the burning of Protestants in her bid to restore Catholicism to England, but this was not the case. The nickname is the result of…

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