2 February 2014


I have prepared a short and practical list of the Kings and Queens of England from 1066-2014.

The House of Normandy (1066-1154)
William I
William II
Henry I

The House of Plantagenet (1154-1319)
Henry II
Richard I
Henry III
Edward I
Edward II
Edward III
Richard II

The House of Lancaster (1399-1461)
Henry IV
Henry V
Henry VI

The House of York (1461-1485)
Edward IV
Edward V
Richard III

The House of Tudor (1485-1603)
Henry VII
Henry VIII
Edward VI
Mary I
Elizabeth I

The House of Stuart (1603-1714)
James I
Charles I

(__Cromwell __)

Charles II
James II
Mary II
William III

The House of Hanover (1714-1901)
George I
George II
George III
George IV
William IV

The House of Saxe-Coburn (1901-1910)
Edward VII

The House of Windsor (1910- today)
George V
Edward VIII
George VI
Elizabeth II

I have also found the traditional aid used in English schools to help students remember the English kings and queens from 1066-2014. 

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.

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