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MONARCHS of BRITAIN

New Where Are They Now?: - Burial places of Britain's rulers
New Lives of the Queens of England: - A series of articles by Heidi Murphy
          - Catherine of Valois
          - Catherine of Braganza

Lists of the names, royal houses and dates of the men and women who ruled Britain and links to their biographical sketches. In addition, you'll find lists of the rulers of the Early British Kingdoms as well as the Legendary rulers of England, Wales and Scotland. . .Click Here!

Lists of the names of men who ruled the small kingdoms that sprang up in the afermath of the departure of the Romans in the early 5th century. In addition, you'll find lists of the legendary rulers of England, Wales and Scotland. . .Click Here!

A British Monarchs Mnemonic Poem
These are traditional aids used in UK schools to help students remember the order of British Monarchs from William the Conqueror on . . .
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.
. . . and some schools used this more concise version . . .
Willie, Willie, Harry, Ste,
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 (the lad);
Mary, Bessie, James the vain,
Charlie, Charlie, James again.
Will and Mary, Anna Gloria,
Georges four, then Will, Victoria;
Edward seven, George and Ted,
George the sixth, now Liz instead.
Titles of nobility (peerages) are conferred by the monarch. In most hereditary peerages, the title is passed on to a peer's oldest son, or, in the absence of a son, to his closest male heir. The title becomes extinct if there is no male heir, although some ancient peerages allow the title to be passed to a daughter in that case.

Life peerages are created each year by the monarch for distinguished persons. Life peers hold the rank only for their own lives, and as such, the titles do not pass on to their children. A man or a woman may be granted a life peerage; the titles given to them are Baron or Baroness.. . .Click Here!

Quick! What is Queen Elizabeth's last name? Is it Mountbatten? Saxe-Coburg-Gotha? Just plain Windsor? What about Prince Charles and Prince William? Find out here... . .Click Here!

His name is synonymous with wisdom and fairness. The names of his wife, magician and knights are household words. His sword symbolizes righteous power. His capitol city is an icon for earthly perfection, and with all this, we still aren't sure that he ever actually lived. This section explores the "Enduring Mystery of King Arthur."
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