Kings and Queens of England (866 .. 1603)

Early Middle Ages (866 - 1013)

Kings of Wessex

Ruler Relationship to Predecessor From To/Comments
Aethelred I King of Wessex-866871
Alfred the GreatBrother871899
Edward the ElderSon899924

The First Kings of England

Ruler Relationship to Predecessor From To/Comments
 AthelstanSon924939
 Edmund IBrother939 Oct946
 EadredBrother946 May955
 EadwigNephew955 Nov959
 Edgar IBrother959 Oct975
 Edward 'The Martyr'Son975 Jul978
 Aethelred II 'The Unready'Step-brother978 Mar1013

High Middle Ages (1013 - 1307)

Ruler Relationship to Predecessor From To/Comments
 Swein (Sweyn) 'Fork-Beard'-1013 Dec1014
 Aethelred 'The Unready'-1014 Mar1016
 Edmund II 'Ironside'(Son of Aethelred II)1016 Apr 
 Canute (Knut)(Son of Swein)1016 Nov1035
 Harold I 'Harefoot'Son10351040
 HarthacnutStep-brother1040 Jun1042
 Edward 'The Confessor'(Son of Aethelred II)1042 Jun1066
 Harold II 'Godwinson'-1066 Jan 23 

The Norman Kings

Ruler Relationship to Predecessor From To/Comments
 William I 'The Conqueror'-1066 Dec 251087
 William II 'Rufus'Son1087 Sep 261100
 Henry IBrother1100 Aug 51135
 Stephen of BloisNephew1135 Dec 221154
 (Matilda)Cousin1141 Apr-NovMatilda was not crowned

The Angevin (Plantagenet) Kings:

Ruler Relationship to Predecessor From To/Comments
Henry II(Son of Matilda)1154 Dec 191189
Richard I 'The Lionheart'Son1189 Sep 31199
JohnBrother1199 May 271216
Henry IIISon1216 Oct 281272
Edward ISon1272 Nov 201307

Late Middle Ages (1307 - 1485)

Ruler Relationship to Predecessor From To/Comments
Edward IISon1307 Jul 81327
Edward IIISon1327 Jan 251377
Richard IIGrandson1377 Jun 231399

The Lancastrian and Yorkist Kings:

Ruler Relationship to Predecessor From To/Comments
Henry IVCousin1399 Sep 301413
Henry VSon1413 Mar 131422
Henry VISon1422 Sep 11461
Edward IV-1461 Mar 41470
(Henry VI restored) -1470 Oct 31471
(Edward IV restored) -1471 Apr 111483
Edward VSon of (Edward IV)1483 (Apr 9)A Prince in the Tower
Richard IIIUncle1483 Jun 261485

Early Modern Period (1485 - )

The Tudor Kings and Queens:

Ruler Relationship to Predecessor From To/Comments
Henry VII-1485 Aug 221509
Henry VIIISon1509 Apr 221547
Edward VISon1547 Jan 221553
(Lady Jane Grey)-1553 July 10Jane was never crowned
Mary I, 'Bloody Mary'Sister (of Edward VI)1553 July 191558
Elizabeth ISister15581603

The Stuart Kings and Queens:

Ruler Relationship to Predecessor From To/Comments
James I (James VI of Scotland)???16031625
Charles ISon16251649
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