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Monarchs of England, Scotland and Great Britain
House of Wessex
  • Egbert (802-39)
  • Aethelwulf (839-55)
  • Aethelbald (855-60)
  • Aethelbert (860-6)
  • Aethelred (866-71)
  • Alfred the Great (871-99)
  • Edward the Elder (899-925)
  • Athelstan (925-40)
  • Edmund the Magnificent (940-6)
  • Eadred (946-55)
  • Eadwig (Edwy) All-Fair (955-59)
  • Edgar the Peaceable (959-75)
  • Edward the Martyr (975-78)
  • Aethelred the Unready (978-1016)
  • Edmund Ironside (1016)
Danish Line
  • Svein Forkbeard (1014)
  • Canute the Great (1016-35)
  • Harald Harefoot (1035-40)
  • Hardicanute (1040-42)
House of Wessex, Restored
  • Edward the Confessor (1042-66)
  • Harold II (1066)
Norman Line
  • William I the Conqueror (1066-87)
  • William II Rufus (1087-1100)
  • Henry I Beauclerc (1100-35)
  • Stephen (1135-54)
  • Empress Matilda (1141)
Plantagenet, Angevin Line
  • Henry II Curtmantle (1154-89)
  • Richard I the Lionheart (1189-99)
  • John Lackland (1199-1216)
  • Henry III (1216-72)
  • Edward I Longshanks (1272-1307)
  • Edward II (1307-27)
  • Edward III (1327-77)
  • Richard II (1377-99)
Plantagenet, Lancastrian Line
  • Henry IV Bolingbroke (1399-1413)
  • Henry V (1413-22)
  • Henry VI (1422-61, 1470-1)
Plantagenet, Yorkist Line
  • Edward IV (1461-70, 1471-83)
  • Edward V (1483)
  • Richard III Crookback (1483-5)
House of Tudor
  • Henry VII Tudor (1485-1509)
  • Henry VIII (1509-47)
  • Edward VI (1547-53)
  • Lady Jane Grey (1553)
  • Mary I Tudor (1553-58)
  • Elizabeth I (1558-1603)
House of Stuart
  • James I (1603-25)
  • Charles I (1625-49)
Monarchs of Great Britain The Commonwealth
  • Oliver Cromwell (1649-58)
  • Richard Cromwell (1658-59)
House of Stuart, Restored
  • Charles II (1660-85)
  • James II (1685-88)
House of Orange and Stuart
  • William III, Mary II (1689-1702)
House of Stuart
  • Anne (1702-14)
House of Brunswick, Hanover Line
  • George I (1714-27)
  • George II (1727-60)
  • George III (1760-1820)
  • George IV (1820-30)
  • William IV (1830-37)
  • Victoria (1837-1901)
House of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha
  • Edward VII (1901-10)
House of Windsor
  • George V (1910-36)
  • Edward VIII (1936)
  • George VI (1936-52)
  • Elizabeth II (1952-present)
Need help remembering them all?

Traditional mnemonic aid used in English schools to help students remember the order of English Monarchs from William the Conqueror on. . .
Willie Willie Harry Stee
Harry Dick John Harry three;
One two three Neds, Richard two
Harrys four five six....then who?
Edwards four five, Dick the bad,
Harrys (twain), Ned six (the lad);
Mary, Bessie, James you ken,
Then Charlie, Charlie, James again...
Will and Mary, Anna Gloria,
Georges four, Will four Victoria;
Edward seven next, and then
Came George the fifth in nineteen ten;
Ned the eighth soon abdicated
Then George six was coronated;
After which Elizabeth
And that's all folks until her death. 
Kings of Scots
  • Duncan I the Gracious (1034-1040)
  • Macbeth (1040-1057)
  • Lulach the Simple (1057-1058)
  • Malcolm III Canmore Bighead (1058-1093)
  • Donald III (1093-1094)
  • Duncan II (1094)
  • Donald II (1094-1097)
  • Edmund (1094-1097)
  • Edgar (1097-1107)
  • Alexander I the Fierce (1107-1124)
  • David I the Saint (1124-1153)
  • Malcolm IV the Maiden (1153-1165)
  • William I the Lion (1165-1214)
  • Alexander II (1214-1249)
  • Alexander III (1249-1286)
  • Margaret the Maid of Norway (1286-1290)
  • Interregnum (1290-1292)
  • John Balliol (1292-1296)
  • Interregnum (1296-1306)
  • Robert I the Bruce (1306-1329)
  • David II (1329-1332)
  • Edward Balliol (1332-1338)
  • David II (again) (1338-1371)
  • Robert II (1371-1390)
  • Robert III (1390-1406)
  • James I (1406-1437)
  • James II (1437-1460)
  • James III (1460-1488)
  • James IV (1488-1513)
  • James V (1513-1542)
  • Mary Queen of Scots (1542-1567)
  • James VI (1567-1625)
  • Charles I (1625-1649)
  • Charles II (1649-1685)
  • James VII (1685-1689)
  • Mary II (1689-1694)
  • William II (1689-1702)
  • Anne (1702-1707)
The Scottish Crown was formally merged with that of England by the Act of Union in 1707.

Contributed by Gifford, Katya
4 2003

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