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The British Royal Family

By joe18
  • Period: 802 to Oct 14, 1066

    House of Wessex

    This house contained 17 different monarchs, the most popular of which being King Alfred the Great.
  • Period: 1016 to 1042

    House of Denmark

    This house had 3 kings. This house occurred because Sweyn of Denmark invaded and conquered England, leaving his son, Cnut, to be king of it. After the house dies out, it returns to Wessex.
  • Period: Dec 25, 1066 to 1135

    House of Normandy

    The Normans defeat the English in battle, and William takes over the English throne. This house contained 3 kings.
  • Period: 1135 to 1154

    House of Blois

    This house only contained one monarch, Stephen, who reigned for almost 19 years.
  • Period: 1154 to 1216

    House of Angevin

    This house contained 3 monarchs. One of them, John, was the one who signed the Magna Carta in 1215.
  • 1215

    Magna Carta is Sealed

    John I agrees to seal the Magna Carta, the first actual British/English written constitution. It limits the powers of monarchs, and grants rights to others. It influenced a lot of the American Bill of Rights, and is still important now.
  • Period: 1216 to 1399

    House of Plantagenet

    This house contained 5 monarchs.
  • 1284

    Union with Wales

    Wales united with England as one kingdom.
  • Period: 1399 to 1461

    House of Lancaster

    This house contained 3 monarchs.
  • Period: 1461 to 1485

    House of York

    This house contained 3 monarchs.
  • Period: 1485 to

    House of Tudor

    This house contained Henry VIII, one of the most popular and powerful kings to rule Great Britain, who defeated the Scots, and became head of the Church of England. He did many important things, and mostly overshadowed the other monarchs of Tudor, besides Elizabeth I, who was extremely important and well known. The house has 5 monarchs.
  • Period: to

    House of Stuart

    Despite only having 5 monarchs, many events happened while this house was in place. Oliver Cromwell started the Commonwealth, and the house of Orange briefly took over before the house of Stuart reclaimed the crown.
  • The English Land in America

    The English set sail and step foot into America, creating the Jamestown colony in Virginia, and starting the English colonization of America.
  • Plymouth Colony is Created

    The English set sail on the Mayflower, and reach Massachusetts, setting up the New Plymouth colony.
  • Period: to


    During this period, a man named Oliver Cromwell, who fought against the King and his men, with his own men. After 7 years, Cromwell won, and Charles was executed. Cromwell became the "Lord Protector", and Great Britain was technically without a monarch for 10 years, an Interregnum happened.
  • Period: to

    House of Orange

    This house had 2 monarchs, one ruled for all 13 years, and the other co-ruled with the other monarch for the first 5 years.
  • Union with Scotland

    Scotland becomes part of England and Wales as one kingdom, the Scots passed an Act of Union for this. Thus creating Great Britain.
  • Period: to

    House of Hanover

    This house had 6 monarchs, most popular being George III, who fought the American colonies in their war for independence and in the war of 1812.
  • American War of Independence Begins

    The American War for Independence is begun, the American colonies eventually beat the British and George III, gaining independence in 1776.
  • Period: to

    House of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha

    This house only had George V, who reigned for 26 years, reigning during the outbreak of WWI.
  • Period: to

    House of Windsor

    This house currently has 5 monarchs, the most popular being the recently passed away Queen Elizabeth II, and the current king, Charles III. This house is the current house of the monarchy of Great Britain.
  • Union with Northern Ireland

    Originally, all of Ireland was to be in a union with Great Britain, but in 1922, 26 of Ireland's 32 counties decided to become independent, the other 6 stayed with Great Britain.