British Monarchs Kings and Queens
British Monarchs Kings and Queens is a handy chronological or timeline guide. You can see at a glance who was King or Queen, when and which Royal House or period that they reigned in.
There is an accompanying series of more expansive posts about each Monarch which you can directly access from the links on the Kings and Queens list.
This page is designed to be a point of connection so that we can readily scan a list that is easy to use but can also be explored in more detail as and when it suits you. The articles about each King or Queen are connected to the wider themes and periods of history, the events and people that influenced British History during a given reign. Our aim is to make this easier than is possible in a linear text, so that in less time and with more ease you can browse and choose which King or Queen, Historic Period, Royal House or related subject of British History you would like to explore.
You can also jump directly to Period of each Royal House, using the links to the name of each period, Plantagenet, Tudor, Stuart etc. If you would also like to find out, how each House and Monarch managed Government and interacted with the appointed Government of the day, then you might also like to consider Intriguing’s Government and Politics theme here.
Family Trees of the British Monarchs
The family trees of the Monarchs and their wider families as opposed to the immediate inheritance of just the Crown are incuded wihin some of the more detailed articles on the Kings and Queens. Over time we will link he verified Family Trees to the top level of the Kings and Queens List as well. Records sometimes are vague, non existent or contradictory in the wider families but we will do our utmost to provide as complete a picture as possible with notes explaining contentious issues, where they are known or disputed. An example would be, whether Edward IV was legitimate son of Richard III Duke of York and the recent DNA evidence that also suggests there is a break in the line back from Richard III which brings into doubt the exact nature of the Plantagenet inheritance from Richard as well as from Edward.
We will also be linking to the family trees for each period in due course and for each Monarch where appropriate. Simply click on the monarchs name where you see a link and you will be taken to the related article about that king or Queen.