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English Monarchs Quiz

Guess the names of the English monarchs since the time of the Norman conquest.
Includes uncrowned monarchs, but not disputed claimants
Last updated: August 29, 2018
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House of Windsor
1952-
II
Elizabeth
1936-1952
VI
George
1936
VIII
Edward
1910-1936
V
George
1901-1910
VII
Edward
 
 
 
House of Hanover
1837-1901
 
Victoria
1830-1837
IV
William
1820-1830
IV
George
1760-1820
III
George
1727-1760
II
George
1714-1727
 
George
 
 
 
House of Stuart
1702-1714
 
Anne
1689-1694
II
Mary
1689-1702
III
William
1685-1688
II
James
1660-1685
II
Charles
1649-1660
Commonwealth
1625-1649
 
Charles
1603-1625
 
James
 
 
 
House of Tudor
1558-1603
 
Elizabeth
1553-1558
 
Mary
1547-1553
VI
Edward
1509-1547
VIII
Henry
1485-1509
VII
Henry
 
 
 
House of York
1483-1485
III
Richard
1483
V
Edward
1471-1483
IV
Edward
 
 
 
House of Lancaster
1470-1471
VI
Henry
 
 
 
House of York
1461-1470
IV
Edward
 
 
 
House of Lancaster
1422-1461
VI
Henry
1413-1422
V
Henry
1399-1413
IV
Henry
House of Plantagenet
1377-1399
II
Richard
1327-1377
III
Edward
1307-1327
II
Edward
1272-1307
 
Edward
1216-1272
III
Henry
 
 
 
House of Anjou
1199-1216
 
John
1189-1199
 
Richard
1154-1189
II
Henry
 
 
 
House of Blois
1135-1154
 
Stephen
 
 
 
House of Normandy
1100-1135
 
Henry
1087-1100
II
William
1066-1087
 
William
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level ∞
Mar 25, 2014
Updated to require only the name and not the number.
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level 74
Mar 31, 2014
Plays like my Presidential First Names quiz now. For some reason I aced this quiz before when you had to enter all the numbers and this morning missed several. Probably because I didn't get enough sleep last night.
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level 29
Mar 31, 2014
Makes things real simple. It would be nice to see some more challenging history quizzes featured.
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level 45
Mar 31, 2014
makes it way too easy
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level ∞
Mar 31, 2014
I like it better this way. It's not really easier, just less typing. I was going to add the Anglo-Saxon kings, but they are numerous and difficult to spell! And if you like challenging history quizzes, there are a lot coming up. Just don't complain if you don't know the answers. :) Of course, if you really want a challenge, try naming the popes!
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level 37
Sep 4, 2014
It's probably better for most people this way, but I really preferred the older version. It was more fun for me to try and remember them in order and have to type the name.
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level 48
Nov 1, 2014
I think it would be great if you did add on the Anglo-Saxon kings.
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level 24
Nov 24, 2014
Yes, plz add the Anglo-Saxons.
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level 37
Apr 15, 2018
If he added the anglo-saxons, here's a question - what about the danish kings? Would they be on the quiz as well? It would probably cause some arguments. Let's keep it as it is.
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level 20
Nov 1, 2014
What about Oliver, as in Oliver Cronwell
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level 64
Nov 30, 2014
Decisively not a monarch.
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level 30
Jun 2, 2015
He comes under commonwealth period, as it was a period of time when the monarchy was abolished and parliament 'ruled' in its place
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level 75
Dec 4, 2015
He said himself that he wasn't a monarch.
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level 72
Jul 29, 2016
pretty sure that you meant "Cromwell", not "Cronwell", right?
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level 40
Dec 5, 2016
Not a monarch but did he not want his son to succeed him?
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level 53
Feb 10, 2017
he was not king
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level 5
Jan 14, 2018
Oliver Cromwell was the head of Parliament, who ruled when he executed Charles I. When he died, his son took over but got bored and Charles II claimed it.
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level 5
Jan 14, 2018
Thanks for making it easier! I got all but one: King John
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level 50
Mar 31, 2014
Great quiz. Will you consider extending it to include Anglo-Saxon monarchs?
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level 48
Apr 1, 2014
I'd like it if you had to put them in order rather than just remember a handful of first names
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level 48
Apr 1, 2014
Just found there is such a quiz
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level 35
Apr 1, 2014
I would like to thank Horrible Histories
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level 21
Jul 4, 2014
Haha same. William, william, henry stephen, henry, richard, John. OI!
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level 27
Sep 11, 2015
If you have watched and learnt the song from horrible histories this quiz is a piece of cake :D
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level 40
Sep 13, 2018
Exactly
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level 15
Apr 15, 2014
No Matilda?
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level 49
Jun 14, 2017
Anarchy. And sexism.
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level 18
Apr 18, 2014
I miss the old quiz! It made you know more information :(
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level 18
May 8, 2014
I liked it when I had to put the number, it made it more exciting!
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level 45
May 28, 2014
There should be a 14th member of this list. Queen Jane reigned for 14 days in 1533 before she was executed in the Tower of London.
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level 22
Feb 19, 2015
i only got the basic stuff like richard and henry and edward i got about half marks and being from britain is that bad
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level 28
Mar 11, 2015
Missed Steven. Without needing to put in numbers, this quiz was too easy. After you've typed Elizabeth, Edward, George and Henry, you're almost done!
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level 63
Apr 21, 2015
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 and Ned the Lad; Mary, Bessie, James the Vain, Charlie, Charlie, James again... Will and Mary, Anna Gloria, Four Georges, William and Victoria; Edward seven next, and then George the fifth in 1910; Ned the eighth soon abdicated Then George the sixth was coronated; After which Elizabeth Who has the throne until her death.
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level 79
Aug 24, 2015
The Edward that ruled 1901-1910 wasn't the 8th monarch of that name; his grandson, the one who abdicated, was. Also, he wasn't of the House of Windsor, he was of the House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. His son, George VI, changed the name to Windsor in 1917. Edward had then been dead for seven years, and the namechange was of course not retroactive.
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level 59
Sep 9, 2015
You just made the same mistake! Edward VII's son who changed the family name was George V not VI.
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level 59
Sep 9, 2015
You can fill in the I when there has been a II. Queen Elizabeth was only so called until 63 years and 216 days ago, but then she became Queen Elizabeth I. When she was succeeded by the, as of today, longest reigning monarch in English history.
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level 28
Sep 9, 2015
Uh, no, Queen Elizabeth I became Elizabeth the First when the second Queen Elizabeth was crowned in the 1950s. That didn't change when Elizabeth II succeeded Victoria as the longest reigning monarch.
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level 68
Sep 9, 2015
Exactly what LarryLovage wrote.
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level 59
Sep 9, 2015
I hate these multiple box fill-ins, and quiz answers where they ask "which King did such and such" and it just accepts the first name.

Kings and Queens - full name and number is my new quiz for pernickety full name-ists like myself.
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level 39
Sep 9, 2015
Tragic Lady Jane Grey was only fifth in line but her ambitious father-in-law persuaded Edward, as he lay dying, to let her succeed him. As Edward didn't want the country ruled by a Catholic, he agreed, but Mary, who came to be called Bloody Mary, was declared the true heir. Jane and her husband, both teenagers, were executed.
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level 55
Sep 9, 2015
Horrible Histories served me well.
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level 74
Sep 9, 2015
What are Horrible Histories?
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level 75
Oct 17, 2015
Horrible Histories is a series of children's books by Terry Deary that was made into a brilliant comedy TV series. They do a song each episode and one was the Kings and Queens of Britain. You should look it up, it's great.
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level 74
Oct 22, 2015
I agree, very good series. Entertaining for children and adults alike. I bought the whole series on DVD for my nephews and nieces. As a grandmother it's something you ought to check out, ander.
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level 74
Sep 9, 2015
As quizzinmypants previously mentioned, the list still includes two Edward VIII and no Edward VII.
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level 40
Sep 15, 2015
I got all of them but nearly forgot queen victoria
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level 59
Oct 26, 2015
Would be more challenging to have to put them in chronological order.
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level 45
Nov 28, 2015
Surprisingly easy- most Kings were named Henry, William, George or Edward. That handles 26 of them already, and it's MUCH easier to remember the Queens since there were far fewer of them.
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level 80
Feb 10, 2016
Roman numeral is wrong for Edward VII (currently shows as VIII).
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level ∞
Feb 10, 2016
Fixed
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level 59
Aug 28, 2016
Only forgot Anne. Sorry about that, Anne.
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level 46
Nov 18, 2016
I am curious as to why Lady Jane Grey is not on the list. The 9 day queen.
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level 40
Dec 4, 2016
10/13
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level 23
Dec 23, 2016
I blame the Horrible Histories' Monarch Song for knowing all the kings and queens lol
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level 49
Dec 30, 2016
Same, but I don't blame it.
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level 3
Jan 12, 2017
Technically, Edward VII was not a Windsor because his son George V changed the name to Windsor during WWI because Saxe-Coburg sounded too German.
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level 53
Feb 10, 2017
forgot JOhn and Stephen
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level 71
Feb 20, 2017
Edward VIII's house was Saxe-Coburg, not Windsor.
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level 21
Feb 25, 2017
All of them with 0:58 remaining. I'm trying the Name the Popes quiz after this.
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level 58
Mar 7, 2017
Edward VII was House of Saxe-Coburg Gotha - his son George V started out as that too then changed the name to Windsor during WW1
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level 37
Mar 19, 2017
Anyone else sing the horrible histories song?
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level 39
May 19, 2017
Please accept Ann for Anne.
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level 68
May 25, 2017
That's not how she spelled her name; it was always Anne.
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level 27
Jul 27, 2017
How...DID...I...FORGET...VICTORIA?
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level 71
Aug 20, 2017
Freaking unimaginative lot, our "royal family". Only 13 different names in a millennium, and not as if the next three in line will change it (by which time, hopefully it'll disappear as the anachronism it is, but that's another story)
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level 71
Oct 16, 2017
They can always choose a different name, like the previous king, known as Bertie. But looking around Europe this is out of fashion now, apart from the popes.
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level 28
Nov 22, 2017
Why does Elizabeth give two answers, but George only one?
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level 39
Dec 15, 2017
Easy! Should do a quiz where you have to get them in order.
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level 47
Dec 19, 2017
Lady Jane Grey really should be on this list. She was definitely the monarch for 9 days, disputed or not.
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level 21
Dec 25, 2017
exactly 2:00 left
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level 56
May 15, 2018
You Americans do know there's a difference between England and Great Britain, right?
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level 33
Jun 10, 2018
Henry VIII (Protestant) died and his son Edward (Protestant) became King.When he died, aged 15, in his will he stated his half-sister, Elizabeth (Protestant) was illegitimate, because even though she was born in wedlock, Henry VIII and Anne Bolyen's marriage had been annulled (it basically never happened...) and because Mary was a Catholic and he wanted to carry on the Protestant way of things, he wanted his cousin Jane (Protestant) to be Queen. But years before, his dad, Henry VIII and Parliament had brought a law in, the Act of Succession, that put Mary and Elizabeth in line behind his son Edward. the Treason Act made it an offence to interrupt that line of Succession, so what Edward wanted, he could not have without Parliament changing that law. Edward could cry "Jane" from the rooftops, but the Law said different. The Privy Council changed their collective mind, and declared Mary as Queen. Jane was never crowned.
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level 28
Jun 11, 2018
Try the yellow box version here
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level 23
Jun 13, 2018
I am personally NOT a fan of yellow box!
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level 51
Jul 27, 2018
No King Arthur?! Pffff. I call bollocks!
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level 35
Aug 8, 2018
I did in in 59 seconds
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level 58
Sep 24, 2018
Edward VII did not belong to the House of Windsor. He belonged to the House of Saxe-Coburg Gotha as indeed did his son George V until the name was changed to the less German sounding more patriotic Windsor during the First World War in 1916 or 1917...