From Wessex to Windsor
Compiled by Michael J. CummingsEngland
BOLDFACED CAPITALS: Title Character of Shakespeare Play
House of Wessex
Svein Forkbeard (1014)
House of Wessex, Restored
Edward the Confessor (1042-66)
House of Normandy
William I ("the Conqueror"), 1066-1087. Age at death: 60.
Stephen Beauclerc, (son of William I's daughter and Count of Blois), 1135-1154. Age at death: 50.
Henry II (son of Henry I's daughter and Geoffrey Plantagenet) 1154-1189. Age at death: 56.
House of Lancaster
HENRY IV ("Bolingbroke," son of the Duke of Lancaster), 1399-1413. Age at death: 47.
Edward IV (son of duke of York), 1461-1470, 1471-1483. Age at death: 41.
House of Tudor
Henry VII (whose grandfather married Henry V's widow), 1485-1509. Age at death: 53.
Great Britain: England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland
House of Stuart
James I (son of Mary, Queen of Scots), 1603-1625. Age at death: 59.
The Republican Commonwealth (1649-1660)
Oliver Cromwell (1649-58), Lord Protector
House of Stuart, Restored
Charles II (1660-85)
House of Orange and Stuart
William III, Mary II (1689-1702)
House of Stuart
House of Brunswick, Hanover Line
George I (1714-27)
House of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha
Edward VII (1901-10)
House of Windsor
George V reigned as ruler of Great Britain from 1910 to 1920, then as ruler of the United Kingdom (See below)
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
House of Windsor (Continued)
George V, reigning as ruler of Great Britain from 1910 to 1920, continued his monarchy as ruler of the United Kingdom, which absorbed the northern part of Ireland as a new nation called Northern Ireland. The rest of Ireland became the independent Irish Free State by the 1921 Anglo-Irish treaty. The Irish Free State later became the Republic of Ireland.
Edward VIII (1936)
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