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Old 04-03-2010, 10:57 AM
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Who is your favorite English monarch - and why?

Who is your favorite English monarch, and why?
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Old 04-03-2010, 11:11 AM
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Elizabeth I, II.

Are we counting consorts? If so..

Eleanor of Aquitaine.
Mary of Teck.

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Old 04-04-2010, 01:42 PM
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King George VI and Queen Elizabeth (consort).
The country will never forget their behaviour during World War II when they visited bombsites and got bombed out themselves.
The (then) Princess Elizabeth volunteered for the ATS and learned to repair lorries.
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Old 04-05-2010, 04:25 PM
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Elizabeth I
She represents some kind of female independence. She was clever and powerful. I admire her for never marrying and comlying a man. There's something about her I can't really describe. But I'm really proud to have the same gender, after all she is one of the best example for female leadership!
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Old 04-07-2010, 11:04 PM
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Queen Victoria.
I think she was such a complicated and fascinating woman, especially in her relationships with other people.
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Old 04-09-2010, 09:47 AM
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George VI for his behaviour during the abdication crise and his leadership during WWII
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Old 04-16-2010, 01:51 AM
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Yes, I agree. He was such a shy and nervous man, but he had tremendous courage. People had doubts about him, but he was dearly loved by the time he died.

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Old 04-16-2010, 02:31 AM
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Elizabeth I
She represents some kind of female independence. She was clever and powerful. I admire her for never marrying and comlying a man. There's something about her I can't really describe. But I'm really proud to have the same gender, after all she is one of the best example for female leadership!
Yes I agree she was independent woman no man told her what to do! A woman married only to her throne
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Old 04-16-2010, 04:53 AM
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King George VI and Queen Elizabeth (consort).
The country will never forget their behaviour during World War II when they visited bombsites and got bombed out themselves.
The (then) Princess Elizabeth volunteered for the ATS and learned to repair lorries.
Small correction - she didn't 'volunteer'.

All British people aged 18 had to register for war work. Had she failed to register she would have been breaking the law.

Once registered she was assigned to the ATS, whereas other girls her age were sent to the Land Army or other services.
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Old 04-16-2010, 10:12 AM
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Queen Victoria.
I think she was such a complicated and fascinating woman, especially in her relationships with other people.
i totally agree,she was a great woman
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Queen Victoria and her husband Prince Albert. Their marriage was a love match and Queen Victoria wished that her children marries for love.
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Mine's an unexpected choice: Henry VII for ending the Wars of the Roses and providing stable governship for England. He's certainly not the most exciting king, but IMO he is a very underrated king. The glories of the later Tudors owe much to the foundations of a stable nation he laid down.

The runner up would probably be George VI for the calm courage he showed during WWII. For favorite consort, it's definitely Eleanor of Aquitaine for her intelligence and determination to be as independent a woman as she could have been (I read the Alison Weir bio a few months back.)
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Henry VII certainly left a stable country and rich treasury for his son, Henry VIII, who rapidly went through the treasury on a grand scale. Of course, H VII was known for being penurious.
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Old 05-24-2010, 12:35 PM
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Henry VII certainly left a stable country and rich treasury for his son, Henry VIII, who rapidly went through the treasury on a grand scale. Of course, H VII was known for being penurious.
Yep. One person's "fiscally responsible" is another's "miserly". Next to the grandeur of his son's court, H VII does seem a little dull, but I've always had an admiration for monarchs who are closely involved with modernizing and sustaining government. I must have a little bit of bureaucrat in me.
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Old 05-24-2010, 02:32 PM
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Katherine of Aragon and her daughter, Mary I.
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Old 05-24-2010, 03:19 PM
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Elizabeth II. I feel like she really gave her life for God and country. And it helps that she's still living.
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Old 05-24-2010, 03:23 PM
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Queen Victoria.
I think she was such a complicated and fascinating woman, especially in her relationships with other people.
I couldn't have said it better. Q.Victoria has always been my favourite English monarch, too.
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Old 05-24-2010, 03:32 PM
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Monarchs Henry II,Richard the Lionheart & Victoria R .

Consorts : Eleanor of Aquitaine & Catherine of Aragon .
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Elizabeth 1 for er intellect, wit, and the way she kept them all guessing while governing wisely and Elizabeth II for her unfailing duty to God and country. Presidents have come and gone in the US though HM has been a focal staying point. Long live The QUEEN!
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Elizabeth 1 for er intellect, wit, and the way she kept them all guessing while governing wisely and Elizabeth II for her unfailing duty to God and country. Presidents have come and gone in the US though HM has been a focal staying point. Long live The QUEEN!
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I'd have to say Elizabeth II and Victoria
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