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Old 07-14-2019, 03:38 PM
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List Monarchs of England

After the act of Union in 1707 the king or queen is more correctly called the monarch of Great Britain.

HOUSE OF WESSEX
Egbert 802-839
Aethelwulf 839-858
Aethelbald 858-860
Aethelberht 860-866
Aethelred I 866-871
Alfred the Great 871-899
Edward the Elder 899-925
Athelstan 925-939
Edmund the Magnificent 939-946
Eadred 946-955
Eadwig (Edwy) All-Fair 955-959
Edgar the Peaceable 959-975
Edward the Martyr 975-978
Aethelred II (Ethelred the Unready) 979-1013 and 1014-1016
Edmund II (Ironside) 1016
DANISH
Svein Forkbeard 1014
Cnut (Canute) 1016-1035
Harold I 1035-1040
Hardicnut 1040-1042
SAXONS
Edward (the Confessor) 1042-1066
Harold II 1066
NORMANS
William I 1066-1087
William II 1087-1100
Henry I 1100-1135
Stephen 1135-1154
Empress Matilda (Queen Maud) 1141
PLANTAGENETS
Henry II 1154-1189
Richard I 1189-1199
John 1199-1216
Henry III 1216-1272
Edward I 1272-1307
Edward II 1307-1327
Edward III 1327-1377
Richard II 1377-1399
HOUSE OF LANCASTER
Henry IV 1399-1413
Henry V 1413-1422
Henry VI 1422-1461
HOUSE OF YORK
Edward IV 1461-1483
Edward V 1483
Richard III 1483-1485
TUDORS
Henry VII 1485-1509
Henry VIII 1509-1547
Edward VI 1547-1553
Jane Grey 1553
Mary I 1553-1558
Elizabeth I 1558-1603
STUARTS
James I 1603-1625
Charles I 1625-1649
COMMONWEALTH
Oliver Cromwell 1649-1658
Richard Cromwell 1658-1659
STUARTS (restored)
Charles II 1660-1685
James II 1685-1688
William III 1689-1702
Mary II 1689-1694
Anne 1702-1714
HOUSE OF HANOVER
George I 1714-1727
George II 1727-1760
George III 1760-1820
George IV 1820-1830
William IV 1830-1837
Victoria 1837-1901
SAXE-COBURG-GOTHA
Edward VII 1901-1910
WINDSOR
George V 1910-1936
Edward VIII 1936-1936
George VI 1936-1952
Elizabeth II 1952 - present
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Old 07-14-2019, 10:30 PM
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Blog Real, Thank you for including Empress Matilda (Queen Maud) in the list. King Henry I had designated her as his successor.
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Old 07-14-2019, 10:47 PM
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How do the Danes refer to the House of Glucksbourg. Both QM and The Duke of Edinburgh are male line descendants of Elimar, Count of Oldenburg.
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How do the Danes refer to the House of Glucksbourg. Both QM and The Duke of Edinburgh are male line descendants of Elimar, Count of Oldenburg.
I'm not sure if I understood the question, but the Danish version of Glucksbourg is Glücksborg.
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I'm not sure if I understood the question, but the Danish version of Glucksbourg is Glücksborg.

I don't think "ü" exists in Danish spelling. Since it is a German name, wouldn't it make more sense to write"Glücksburg" (as in German) instead of mixing German and Danish as in "Glücksborg" ?



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I don't think "ü" exists in Danish spelling. Since it is a German name, wouldn't it make more sense to write"Glücksburg" (as in German) instead of mixing German and Danish as in "Glücksborg" ?



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Danish...lphabet#Danish

That's an interesting point. The Norwegians do use the German spelling. Considering the Norwegian royal house was founded by a Danish prince and the similarity of the languages, I wonder what caused the difference.
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How do the Danes refer to the House of Glucksbourg. Both QM and The Duke of Edinburgh are male line descendants of Elimar, Count of Oldenburg.
The name of the Royal House is Glücksborg in the same way as the name of the previous main line is Oldenborg. While the Danish name of the town of Glücksburg is Lyksborg I'm certain that the nationalistic fervour whipped up during the Wars of Schleswig-Holstein made it imperative for the new King Christian IX to seem as Danish as possible and at the same time retain the name of his house.
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The name of the Royal House is Glücksborg in the same way as the name of the previous main line is Oldenborg. While the Danish name of the town of Glücksburg is Lyksborg I'm certain that the nationalistic fervour whipped up during the Wars of Schleswig-Holstein made it imperative for the new King Christian IX to seem as Danish as possible and at the same time retain the name of his house.
Interesting. I may have misunderstood your explanation, but given that Lyksborg sounds more Danish than Glücksborg why was "House of Lyksborg" not an option?
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Harold II held the crown of England for just ten months in 1066. There is no record of Harold's reign in the Domesday Book. Why? Is it because the Normans did not recognize the reign of Harold II?
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I have always had a difficult time understanding why the line went from Queen Ann of the royal house of Stuart to King George of Hanover.
From Stuart to Hanover rather than from Stuart to Plantagenants for instance.
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