Houses of British Monarchs

Name the royal houses that have ruled England since the time of the Norman conquest.
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Last updated: September 11, 2016
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Years
First Ruler
Last Ruler
House
1066–1135
William I
Henry I
House of Normandy
1135–1154
Stephen
House of Blois
1154–1216
Henry II
John
House of Anjou
1216–1399
Henry III
Richard II
House of Plantagenet
1399–1461, 1470–1471
Henry IV
Henry VI
House of Lancaster
1461–1470, 1471–1485
Edward IV
Richard III
House of York
1485–1603
Henry VII
Elizabeth I
House of Tudor
1603–1649, 1660–1714
James I
Anne
House of Stuart
1714–1901
George I
Victoria
House of Hanover
1901–1917
Edward VII
House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
1917–
George V
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House of Windsor
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Level 79
Jun 18, 2015
Mental block as to which house the Georges belonged to... I gave up just before the line "And then began the Hanover gang" from the Horrible Histories song occurred to me.
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Level 67
Jul 10, 2016
If you're going to split Henry II through John as separate from the Plantagenets (even though it's all the same house), I would suggest accepting Angevin for Anjou.
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Level 76
Aug 14, 2016
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Level 62
Aug 20, 2016
That's the only one I didn't get. They're definitely Plantagenets.
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Level 40
Sep 8, 2016
Agreed
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Level 32
Sep 15, 2016
After John they technically aren't Angevins and the term Plantagenet didn't come into being until the 15th century.
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Level 83
Sep 23, 2019
Yeah, to separate Anjou is very disputable. The term Plantagenet was coined after Henry II's father...
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Level 74
Sep 8, 2016
Yeah, I agree that they should be counted as Plantagenets.

Also, Saxe-Coburg and Gotha and Windsor is the same house. You can ask for the two names, but I think that the test shouldn't imply that there was a change of dynasty just because they decided to change their name.

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Level 33
Sep 9, 2016
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The only reason why they changed was because of the War and wanting to disassociate themselves from the Germans.

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Level 49
Sep 15, 2021
This. And they were not the only ones. Mountbatten? More like Battenberg. It's like in Monty Python's "Hitler in England": My name is Ron Vibbentrop, not von Ribbentrop!
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Level 54
Sep 17, 2021
Agree absolutely about Windsor. Different name but same dynasty - 'don't mention the war'!
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Level 75
Sep 8, 2016
100% with you here.
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Level 65
Sep 8, 2016
Angevin.
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Level 34
Sep 8, 2016
Please accept Angevin for Anjou.
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Level 56
Sep 10, 2016
The last Saxe-Coburg-Gotha monarch was King George V. King Edward VII died in 1910.
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Level 20
Sep 12, 2016
Queen Anne reigned from 1700 to 1714 not 1600...
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Level 63
Sep 12, 2016
The years aren't saying that was Anne's rule. That's the time that someone who was part of the house was ruling.
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Level 74
Oct 27, 2016
In agreement with all of the above.
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Level 33
Nov 16, 2016
They were part of the house of Plantagenet, not Anjou.
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Level 61
Jul 17, 2017
Why is the House of Orange-Nassau for king William III not added?
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Level 69
Sep 27, 2018
He ruled only because he happened to be married to Mary, who was still technically a Stuart. It was her birthright that acceded her to the crown, she demanded William be co-regent, Parliament acquiesced.
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Level 74
Sep 23, 2019
That's not the whole story. He had his own claim to the throne.He was Charles I's grandson - but that would still make him a Stuart in the context of the English and Scottish crowns.
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Level 71
Mar 6, 2018
Could Norman/Normans not be allowed for House of Normandy?
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Level 69
Sep 27, 2018
I'd only say that they didn't come from "Norman/Normans," they came from the geographical location, Normandy. Not trying to split hairs!
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Level 69
Sep 27, 2018
Technically George V should be added as final ruler of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, he ruled under that House from 1910 to 1917.
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Level 68
Sep 23, 2019
What about Charles I and II?
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Level 66
Sep 23, 2019
The two Chucks were Stuarts.
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Level 82
Sep 24, 2019
No Hufflepuff?
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Level 82
Dec 7, 2019
Eeeesh. Only got 2/11. In desperation, tried Pancakes, to no avail.
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Level 65
Sep 15, 2021
Are we forgetting the Orange here?
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Level 68
Sep 15, 2021
Orange is a location, not a House. The princes of Orange were just that. To put it in current terms, HM Elizabeth is Queen of Canada, but doesn't belong to the House of Canada.
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Level 65
Sep 15, 2021
That's not the case. Any other house name comes from a place.

But a better answer to the same question was given previously, so I now see it doesn't make sense to ask for Orange to be included.

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Level 68
Sep 15, 2021
I couldn't get "House of Fraser" out of my head.
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Level 45
Sep 17, 2021
What about "House Of Fun" or "House Of The Rising Sun"?