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List of Kings from Edward the Confessor


SAXON KINGS.


Edward the Confessor reigned 24 years, from 1042 to 1066 A.D.
Harold II. reigned a little more than nine months, from January 5th to October 14th, 1066 A.D.


NORMAN KINGS.


William I. reigned 21 years, from 1066 to 1087 A.D.
William II. reigned 13 years, from 1087 to 1100 A.D.
Henry I. reigned 35 years, from 1100 to 1135 A.D.
Stephen reigned 19 years, from 1135 to 1154 A.D.


PLANTAGENET KINGS.


Henry II. reigned 35 years, from 1154 to 1189 A.D.
Richard I. reigned 10 years, from 1189 to 1199 A.D.
John reigned 17 years, from 1199 to 1216 A.D.
Henry III. reigned 56 years, from 1216 to 1272 A.D.
Edward I. reigned 35 years, from 1272 to 1307 A.D.
Edward II. reigned 20 years, from 1307 to 1327 A.D.
Edward III. reigned 50 years, from 1327 to 1377 A.D.
Richard II. reigned 22 years, from 1377 to 1399 A.D.
Henry IV. reigned 14 years, from 1399 to 1413 A.D.
Henry V. reigned 9 years, from 1413 to 1422 A.D.
Henry VI. reigned 39 years, from 1422 to 1461 A.D.
Edward IV. reigned 22 years, from 1461 to 1483 A.D.
Edward V. reigned a little more than two months, from April 6th to June 26th, 1483.
Richard III. reigned 2 years, from 1483 to 1485 A.D.


TUDOR KINGS.


Henry VII. reigned 24 years, from 1485 to 1509 A.D.
Henry VIII. reigned 38 years, from 1509 to 1547 A.D.
Edward VI. reigned 6 years, from 1547 to 1553 A.D.
Mary I. reigned 5 years, from 1553 to 1558 A.D.
Elizabeth reigned 45 years, from 1558 to 1603 A.D.


STUART KINGS.


James I. of England and VI. of Scotland reigned 58 years, 36 as King of Scotland only, from 1567 to 1603, and 22 as King of Great Britain and Ireland, from 1603 to 1625 A.D.
Charles I. reigned 24 years, from 1625 to 1649 A.D.

The Commonwealth lasted 11 years, from 1649 to 1660 A.D.


STUART KINGS.


Charles II. reigned 25 years, from 1660 to 1685 A.D.
James II. of Engand, VII. of Scotland, reigned 3 years, from 1685 to 1688 A.D.
Mary II. and William III. reigned together for 5 years, from 1689 to 1694 A.D.
William III. reigned alone for 8 years, from 1694 to 1702 A.D.
Anne reigned 12 years, from 1702 to 1714 A.D.


HANOVERIAN KINGS.


George I. reigned 13 years, from 1714 to 1727 A.D.
George II. reigned 33 years, from 1727 to 1760 A.D.
George III. reigned 60 years from 1760 to 1820 A.D.
George IV. reigned 10 years, from 1820 to 1830 A.D.
William IV. reigned 7 years, from 1830 to 1837 A.D.
Victoria reigned 68 years, from 1837 to 1901 A.D.



Contents

Front Matter
Review

Albion and Brutus
The Coming of the Romans
The Romans Come Again
Caligula Conquers Britain
The Story of Boadicea
The Last of the Romans
The Story of St. Alban
Vortigern and King Constans
Hengist and Horsa
Hengist's Treachery
The Giant's Dance
The Coming of Arthur
Founding of the Round Table
Gregory and the Children
King Alfred Learns to Read
Alfred and the Cowherd
More About Alfred the Great
Ethelred the Unready
Edmund Ironside
Canute and the Waves
Edward the Confessor
Harold Godwin
The Battle of Stamford Bridge
The Battle of Hastings
Hereward the Wake
Death of the King
The Story of William the Red
The Story of the "White Ship"
The Story of King Stephen
Henry II—Gilbert and Rohesia
Thomas a Becket
The Conquest of Ireland
Richard Coeur de Lion
How Blondel Found the King
The Story of Prince Arthur
The Great Charter
Henry III and Hubert de Burgh
Simon de Montfort
The Poisoned Dagger
The War of Chalons
The Lawgiver
The Hammer of the Scots
King Robert the Bruce
The Battle of Bannockburn
The Battle of Sluys
The Battle of Crecy
The Siege of Calais
The Battle of Poitiers
Wat Tyler's Rebellion
How Richard Lost His Throne
The Battle of Shrewsbury
Prince Hal Sent to Prison
The Battle of Agincourt
The Maid of Orleans
Red Rose and White
Margaret and the Robbers
The Story of the Kingmaker
A King Who Wasn't Crowned
Two Princes in the Tower
The Make-Believe Prince
Another Make-Believe Prince
The Field of the Cloth of Gold
Defender of the Faith
The Six Wives of Henry VIII
The Story of a Boy King
The Story of Lady Jane Grey
Elizabeth a Prisoner
A Candle Lit in England
Elizabeth Becomes Queen
A Most Unhappy Queen
Saved from the Spaniards
Sir Walter Raleigh
The Queen's Favourite
The Story of Guy Fawkes
The Story of the Mayflower
A Blow for Freedom
King and Parliament Quarrel
The King Brought to Death
The Adventures of a Prince
The Lord Protector
How Death Plagued London
How London was Burned
The Fiery Cross
The Story of King Monmouth
The Story of the Seven Bishops
William the Deliverer
William III and Mary II
A Sad Day in a Highland Glen
How the Union Jack was Made
Earl of Mar's Hunting Party
Bonnie Prince Charlie
Flora MacDonald
The Black Hole of Calcutta
How Canada Was Won
How America Was Lost
A Story of a Spinning Wheel
Every Man Will Do His Duty
The Battle of Waterloo
The First Gentleman in Europe
Two Peaceful Victories
The Girl Queen
When Bread was Dear
Victorian Age: Peace
Victorian Age: War
The Land of Snow
The Siege of Delhi
The Pipes at Lucknow
Under the Southern Cross
From Cannibal to Christian
Boer and Briton
List of Kings