Monarch
Reign
SAXON KINGS
EGBERT
827 – 839
AETHELWULF
839 – 858
AETHELBALD
858 – 860
AETHELBERT
860 – 866
AETHELRED I
866 – 871
ALFRED THE GREAT
871 – 899
EDWARD (The Elder)
899 – 924
ATHELSTAN
924 – 939
EDMUND
939 – 946
EADRED
946 – 955
EADWIG
955 – 959
EDGAR
959 – 975
EDWARD THE MARTYR
975 – 978
AETHELRED II THE UNREADY
978 – 1016
EDMUND II IRONSIDE
1016 – 1016
CANUTE (CNUT THE GREAT) THE DANE
1016 – 1035
HAROLD I
1035 – 1040
HARTHACANUTE
1040 – 1042
EDWARD THE CONFESSOR
1042 – 1066
HAROLD II
1066
NORMAN KINGS
WILLIAM I (The Conqueror)
1066 – 1087
WILLIAM II (Rufus)
1087 – 1100
HENRY I
1100 – 1135
STEPHEN
1135 – 1154
PLANTAGENET KINGS
HENRY II
1154 – 1189
RICHARD I (The Lionheart)
1189 – 1199
JOHN
1199 – 1216
HENRY III
1216 – 1272
Monarchs of England and Wales
EDWARD I
1272 – 1307
EDWARD II
1307 – deposed 1327
EDWARD III
1327 – 1377
RICHARD II
1377 – deposed 1399
HOUSE OF LANCASTER
HENRY IV
1399 – 1413
HENRY V
1413 – 1422
HENRY VI
1422 – deposed 1461
HOUSE OF YORK
EDWARD IV
1461 – 1483
EDWARD V
1483 – 1483
RICHARD III
1483 – 1485
THE TUDORS
HENRY VII
1485 – 1509
Monarchs of England, Wales and Ireland
HENRY VIII
1509 – 1547
EDWARD VI
1547 – 1553
MARY I (Bloody Mary)
1553 – 1558
ELIZABETH I
1558 – 1603
British Monarchs
THE STUARTS
JAMES I and VI of Scotland
1603 – 1625
CHARLES I
1625 – 1649
THE COMMONWEALTH
OLIVER CROMWELL, Lord Protector
1653 – 1658
RICHARD CROMWELL, Lord Protector
1658 – 1659
THE RESTORATION
CHARLES II
1660 – 1685
JAMES II and VII of Scotland
1685 – 1688
WILLIAM III & MARY II
1689 – 1702 & 1689 – 1694
ANNE
1702 – 1714
THE HANOVERIANS
GEORGE I
1714 – 1727
GEORGE II
1727 – 1760
GEORGE III
1760 – 1820
GEORGE IV
1820 – 1830
WILLIAM IV
1830 – 1837
VICTORIA
1837 – 1901
HOUSE OF SAXE-COBURG AND GOTHA
EDWARD VII
1901 – 1910
HOUSE OF WINDSOR
GEORGE V
1910 – 1936
EDWARD VIII
1936 – abdicated 1936
GEORGE VI
1936 – 1952
ELIZABETH II
1952 –
Kings & Queens of Britain
A timeline of the Monarch’s of the United Kingdom of Britain and Northern Ireland along with a few snippets of info.

2015

On 9th September, Elizabeth II became Britain’s longest serving monarch, ruling longer than her great-great grandmother Queen Victoria who reigned for 63 years and 216 days.

827

Egbert was the first monarch to establish a stable and extensive rule over all of Anglo-Saxon England.

878

Whilst out on the Somerset Levels with his company of men Alfred neglected to watch some cakes he’d been asked to keep an eye over (This was before women were able to multi task)

978

Aethelred wasn’t ready to be King at 10 years old but his mother insisted leading to the murder of Edward at Corfe Castle making her responsible for creating the nicknames of two Kings of England.

1016

Contrary to popular belief Edmund II wasn’t named after an American detective.

1066

Battle of Hastings, jumpers for goalposts and all that malarkey. In short Bill the Bastard didn’t like it that Harold no mates replaced Edward the God botherer so he shot him in the eyeball.

1189

Richard worked his way up from the bottom to become King and achieved his life long ambition at the age of 16 where he promptly went on holiday to the Costa del Sol and spent all the countries money on booze & fags.

1272

Back in the day when everybody was called Edward (including the women) Eddy Longshanks nicked a stone from Scone and went to fight Robert the Bruce over it but died before he got there.

1399

In the 1400’s everybody changed their name to Henry and went off to fight the French. At the Battle of Agincourt Henry V lost 200 men by half time but it was OK because he eventually won the tie 6,000 - 400

1485

For a few years the Lankies & the Yorkies were fighting over a tin of Roses until Richard III came along and wiped the field at the Battle of Bosworth. In 2015 when they found Richard’s body under a Leicester car park but there was no sign of the tin so they gave him a rude nickname.

1553

Bloody Mary was an alcoholic but she did make exceedingly nice cakes - or that might have been someone else, we’re not sure.

1605

After Henry had all the wives, Mary had a little drink and Lizzy One defeated the Spanish Armada so she could go and see a show by Billy Shakespeare, a new era was born. Some Guy tried to blow up the Houses of Parliament and the King had his head cut off for being King.

1653

Olly Cromwell chased Charles II out of the country and lots of pubs renamed themselves after the tree Charley sat in all night. The Cromwells spent a few years pretending to be King before Charles came back to sit on his throne.

1702

Anne got pregnant 17 times but none of her kids made it past 11 years old. The Act of Union was passed in 1707 before Nicola Sturgeon decided it wasn’t a good idea so went to the pub without a mask on.

1837

There were a lot of George’s around and one woman was not amused by this so she stayed on the throne for a few hundred years to get her own back. She invented the Christmas Tree and some other stuff probably and scattered her great grand children all over Europe until Guy Verhofstadt decided to get his own back.