Top Ten English Monarchs

The Top Ten

Elizabeth I
William the Conqueror William I, usually known as William the Conqueror and sometimes William the Bastard, was the first Norman King of England, reigning from 1066 until his death in 1087. The descendant of Viking raiders, he had been Duke of Normandy since 1035. After a long struggle to establish his power, by 1060 his ...read more.
Henry II. Plantagenet
Queen Victoria Victoria was Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland from 20 June 1837 until her death.
Alfred the Great
Simon de Montfort, 6th Earl of Leicester
Edward I
William III of England
King George VI
Queen Elizabeth II Elizabeth II is Queen of the United Kingdom and the other Commonwealth realms. Elizabeth was born in London as the first child of the Duke and Duchess of York, later King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, and she was educated privately at home.

The Contenders

Henry V
Henry VIII

Yes, yes, we all know about he horrible stuff, but there’s a reason why he was called Henry the Great for generations.

He created England’s first modern navy, cut ties Rome to found the Church of England, and consolidated and strengthened royal power. All three of these accomplishments (yes accomplishments) were highly instrumental in England’s development as a constinental superpower and modern nation.

His flaws and horrible acts discredit him as a person but they don’t negate his achievements.

Es, yes, we all know about the horrible stuff, but there’s a reason why he was called Henry the Great for generations.

He created England’s first modern navy, cut ties with Rome to found the Church of England, and consolidated and strengthened royal power. All three of these accomplishments (yes accomplishments) were highly instrumental in England’s development as a continental superpower and modern nation.

His flaws and horrible acts discredit him as a person but they don’t negate his achievements.

Charles II of England

The merry monarch!

Edward III
Athelstan

First English king to control all of England!

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