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Kings and Queens of England

Introduction

There have been 61 monarchs of England and Britain spread over a period of approximately 1200 years. The United Kingdom is a constitutional monarchy, in which the monarch shares power with a constitutionally organized government. The reigning king or queen is the country’s head of state. All political power rests with the prime minister (the head of government) and the cabinet, and the monarch must act on their advice.

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Kings and Queens of England and Britain

English Heritage

Welcome to our guide to kings and queens, where you can learn about England’s history, discover more about our sites and find loads of fun things to watch, read and do! Here’s what we’ve got in store for you:

 

Ten Minute English and British History #03 -The Early Anglo-Saxons and the Mercian Supremacy

History Matters

 

Ten Minute English and British History #05 -The Vikings and the Danelaw

History Matters

Ten Minute English and British History #04 -Alfred the Great and the Rise of Wessex

History Matters


 

Ten Minute English and British History #06 - The Birth of England

History Matters

Ten Minute English and British History #08 - 1066 and the Norman Conquest

A Brief History of the Normans | Animated History

English Heritage

Harold vs William - Whose Crown? | Animated History

English Heritage

 

Ten Minute English and British History #11 - King John and the Magna Carta

History Matters

What is Magna Carta?

The British Library

Horrible Histories Song - Magna Carta 800 Years - CBBC

History vs. Henry VIII

Mark Robinson and Alex Gendler

 

Ten Minute English and British History #18 - The Late Tudors: Elizabeth and the Spanish Armada

 

Elizabeth I (1533-1603) Queen of England

 

BrainPOP UK - Queen Elizabeth I

 

Tales From English Folklore #4: Charles II and the Oak Tree

In our latest English folktale, follow King Charles II on his escape from the Battle of Worcester to Boscobel House, where the locals helped him into a rather ingenious hiding place...

The Execution of Charles I: Killing a King

On the 30th January 1649, King Charles I was executed outside the Banqueting House in Whitehall. His trial was a momentous event in British history. He was found guilty of treason - a ‘tyrant, traitor, murderer and Public Enemy’.

What led to this unprecedented killing of a king?

   

Ten Minute English and British History #20 - The English Civil War

History Matters

 

Britain's Bloody Crown: The Mad King Ep 1 of 4 (Wars of the Roses Documentary) | Timeline

The Betrayal Of The Kingmaker | Britain's Bloody Crown | Timeline

Did King Richard III Kill His Nephews In Their Sleep? | Britain's Bloody Crown | Timeline

 

How A Mother's Love Ended The War Of The Roses | Britain's Bloody Crown | Timeline

Learn About Queens Throughout History | Compilation | Horrible Histories

1953. Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II: 'The Crowning Ceremony'

Kings and Queens of England and Britain

Historic UK

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Kings and Queens of England and Britain

Britannica Online

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