It’s good to be the King

Posted: March 18, 2008 in Uncategorized
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King Louis of France (Mel Brooks actually) is having a great time at his palace. Surrounded by the beautiful ladies of the court whom he frequently grabs, he regularly remarks straight into the camera “it’s good to be the king”.
But if you look at the lengths of many of the reigns of the English or British kings I’m not so sure. if you need more information about any of these folks check out this site.

Monarchs Pre-Norman Conquest

Alfred the Great – 871 to 899
Edward the Elder – 899 to 924
Ælfweard – July 17, 924 to August 2, 924
Athelstan – 924 to 939
Edmund the Magnificent – 939 to 946
Edred – 946 to 955
Edwy the Fair – 955 to 959
Edgar the Peaceful – 959 to 975
Edward the Martyr – 975 to 978
Ethelred the Unready – 978 to 1016
Sweyn Forkbeard – 1013 to 1014
Edmund Ironside – April 23, 1016 – November 30, 1016
Canute – 1016 to 1035
Harold Harefoot – 1035 to 1040
Harthacanute – 1040 to 1042
Edward the Confessor – 1042 – 1066
Harold Godwinson – 5 January, 1066 to 20 October, 1066
Edgar the Atheling – 15 October, 1066 to 10 December, 1066

Monarchs Post-Conquest

William I the Conqueror – 1066 to 1087
William II Rufus – 1087 to 1100
Henry I – 1100 to 1135
Stephen – 1135 to 1154
Matilda – 1141 – disputed
Henry II – 1154 to 1189
Richard I the Lionheart – 1189 to 1199
John – 1199 to 1216
Henry III – 1216 to 1272
Edward I – 1272 to 1307
Edward II – 1307 to 1327
Edward III – 1327 to 1377
Richard II – 1377 to 1399
Henry IV Bolingbroke – 1399 to 1413
Henry V – 1413 to 1422
Henry VI – 1422 to 1461 then 1470 to 1471
Edward IV – 1461 to 1470 then 1471 to 1483
Edward V – 9 April, 1483 to 25 June, 1483
Richard III – 1483 to 1485
Henry VII – 1485 to 1509
Henry VIII – 1509 to 1547
Edward VI – 1547 to 1553
Jane – 6/10 July,1553 to 19 July,1553
Mary I – 1553 to 1558
Elizabeth I – 1558 to 1603
James I – 1603 to 1625
Charles I – 1625 to 1649
The Commonwealth – 1649 to 1660 (after the Civil War Parliament took over)
Charles II – 1660 to 1685
James II – 1685 to 1688
William III & Mary II – 1689 to 1702 (Mary only until 1694)
Anne – 1702 to 1707

The Kingdom of Great Britain

Anne – 1707 to 1714
George I – 1714 to 1727
George II – 1727 to 1760
George III – 1760 to 1820

Monarchs of the United Kingdom

George IV – 1820 to 1830
William IV – 1830 to 1837
Victoria – 1837 to 1901
Edward VII – 1901 to 1910
George V – 1910 to 1917
Edward VIII – 20 January, 1936 to 11 December, 1936
George VI – 1936 to 1952
Elizabeth II – 1952 to current day

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