Kings & Queens

  • 1952 BCE

    Elizabeth II (Queen of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Head of the Commonwealth of Nations) (House of Windsor)

  • 1936 BCE

    Edward VIII (House of Windsor)

  • Period: 1936 BCE to 1952 BCE

    George VI (House of Windsor)

  • Period: 1910 BCE to 1836 BCE

    George V (House of Windsor)

  • Period: 1901 BCE to 1910 BCE

    Edward VII (House of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha)

  • Period: 1837 BCE to 1901 BCE

    Victoria (Empress of India 1876-1901) (House of Hanover)

  • Period: 1830 BCE to 1837 BCE

    William IV (King of Hanover 1830-7) (House of Hanover)

    He was sent off to join the Royal Navy at 13 years old, and saw service at the Battle of St Vincent against the Spanish in 1780 and in New York during the American War of Independence.
  • Period: 1820 BCE to 1830 BCE

    George IV (House of Hanover)

  • Period: 1760 BCE to 1820 BCE

    George III (Elector, 1760-1815, and King,1815-20, of Hanover) (House of Hanover)

  • Period: 1727 BCE to 1760 BCE

    George II (House of Hanover)

    He married Caroline of Brandenburg-Ansbach in 1705 an attractive and intelligent women, and they had 9 children. In 1708 he took part in the Battle of Oudenarde in Belgium against the French.
  • Period: 1714 BCE to 1724 BCE

    George I (House of Hanover)

  • Period: 1702 BCE to 1714 BCE

    Anne (House of Stuart)

  • Period: 1694 BCE to 1702 BCE

    William III (alone) (House of Orange)

    He was an only child and never knew his father William II who died of smallpox before his birth. His mother was Mary eldest daughter of Charles I of England.
  • Period: 1689 BCE to 1688 BCE

    James II (House of Stuart)

  • Period: 1689 BCE to 1694 BCE

    William III of Orange and Mary II (jointly) (House of Orange)

  • Period: 1660 BCE to 1685 BCE

    Charles II (House of Stuart)

    During the Civil War he lived with his father in Oxford 1642–45, and after the victory of Cromwell's Parliamentary forces he was in exile in France. Accepting the Scottish Covenanters' offer to make him King, he landed in Scotland in 1650, and was crowned at Scone on 1 January 1651.
  • Period: 1658 BCE to 1659 BCE

    Richard Cromwell (Lord Protector) (Commonwealth)

  • Period: 1653 BCE to 1658 BCE

    Oliver Cromwell (Lord Protector) (Commonwealth)

  • Period: 1649 BCE to 1653 BCE

    Commonwealth (Commonwealth)

  • Period: 1625 BCE to 1649 BCE

    Charles I (House of Stuart)

  • Period: 1603 BCE to 1625 BCE

    James I (King of Scotland as James VI 1567-1625) (House of Stuart)

  • Period: 1558 BCE to 1603 BCE

    Elizabeth I (House of Tudor)

  • Period: 1553 BCE to 1558 BCE

    Mary I (House of Tudor)

  • Period: 1547 BCE to 1553 BCE

    Edward VI (House of Tudor)

  • Period: 1509 BCE to 1547 BCE

    Henry VIII (House of Tudor)

  • Period: 1485 BCE to 1509 BCE

    Henry VII (House of Tudor)

  • 1483 BCE

    Edward V (House of York)

  • Period: 1483 BCE to 1485 BCE

    Richard III (House of York)

    The son of Richard, Duke of York, he was created Duke of Gloucester by his brother Edward IV, and distinguished himself in the Wars of the Roses. On Edward's death 1483 he became protector to his nephew Edward V, and soon secured the crown for himself on the plea that Edward IV's sons were illegitimate.
  • Period: 1461 BCE to 1483 BCE

    Edward IV (House of York)

  • Period: 1422 BCE to 1461 BCE

    Henry VI (House of Lancaster)

  • Period: 1413 BCE to 1422 BCE

    Henry V (House of Lancaster)

  • Period: 1399 BCE to 1413 BCE

    Henry IV (House of Lancaster)

  • Period: 1377 BCE to 1399 BCE

    Richard II (House of Plantagenet)

  • Period: 1327 BCE to 1377 BCE

    Edward III (House of Plantagenet)

  • Period: 1307 BCE to 1327 BCE

    Edward II (House of Plantagenet)

  • Period: 1272 BCE to 1307 BCE

    Edward I (House of Plantagenet)

  • Period: 1216 BCE to 1272 BCE

    Henry III (House of Plantagenet)

    He succeeded John, but the royal powers were exercised by a regency until 1232, and by two French nobles, Peter des Roches and Peter des Rivaux, until the barons forced their expulsion in 1234, marking the start of Henry's personal rule.
  • Period: 1199 BCE to 1216 BCE

    John (House of Angevin)

  • Period: 1189 BCE to 1199 BCE

    Richard I (House of Angevin)

  • Period: 1154 BCE to 1189 BCE

    Henry II (House of Angevin)

  • Period: 1135 BCE to 1154 BCE

    Stephen (House of Blois)

  • Period: 1100 BCE to 1135 BCE

    Henry I (House of Normandy)

  • Period: 1087 BCE to 1100 BCE

    William II (House of Normandy)

  • 1066 BCE

    Harold II (House of Wessex)

    Harold succeeded his father Earl Godwine in 1053 as Earl of Wessex.. He had no bloodline to the throne but his sister Edith was married to King Edward the Confessor. In January 1066 when Edward died childless, the Witan (or Witenagemot a council of high-ranking religious and secular men) elected Harold to succeed him and one day later he was crowned King Harold II.
  • Period: 1066 BCE to 1086 BCE

    William I (House of Normandy)

  • Period: 1042 BCE to 1066 BCE

    Edward the Confessor (House of Wessex)

  • Period: 1040 BCE to 1042 BCE

    Harthacanut (House of Denmark)

  • Period: 1035 BCE to 1040 BCE

    Harold I Harefoot (House of Denmark)

  • 1016 BCE

    Edmund lronside (House of Wessex)

  • Period: 1016 BCE to 1035 BCE

    Cnut (Canute) (House of Denmark)

  • Period: 978 BCE to 1016 BCE

    Ethelred II the Unready (House of Wessex)

  • Period: 975 BCE to 978 BCE

    Edward the Martyr (House of Wessex)

  • Period: 959 BCE to 975 BCE

    Edgar (House of Wessex)

    He was the younger son of Edmund I, and strove successfully to unite English and Danes as fellow subjects. In 973 Edgar of England marched his army north to Chester. His navy meets him there via the Irish Sea.
  • Period: 955 BCE to 959 BCE

    Edwy (House of Wessex)

  • Period: 946 BCE to 955 BCE

    Edred (House of Wessex)

  • Period: 940 BCE to 946 BCE

    Edmund (House of Wessex)

  • Period: 925 BCE to 940 BCE

    Athelstan (House of Wessex)

  • Period: 899 BCE to 925 BCE

    Edward the Elder (House of Wessex)

  • Period: 871 BCE to 899 BCE

    Alfred the Great (House of Wessex)

  • Period: 866 BCE to 871 BCE

    Aethelred I (House of Wessex)

    Aethelred's reign was one long struggle against the Danes. Ivarr the Boneless and his brother Halfdan based in Dublin attacked and occupied York in 866 which became a Viking kingdom (Jorvik)
  • Period: 860 BCE to 866 BCE

    Aethelbert ( House of Wessex )

  • Period: 856 BCE to 860 BCE

    Aethelbald ( House of Wessex )

  • Period: 839 BCE to 856 BCE

    Aethelwulf ( House of Wessex )

  • Period: 802 BCE to 839 BCE

    Egbert (House of Wessex)

  • Period: 757 BCE to 796 BCE

    Offa (house of Mercia)

    She was one of the leading figures of Saxon history. He obtained the throne of Mercia in 757, after the murder of his cousin, King Aethelbald, by Beornraed. After spending fourteen years in consolidating and ordering his territories he engaged in conquests which made him the most powerful king in England.