Who was Queen Victoria? What was her role in the British Empire?
Queen Victoria presided over a time of industrial expansion, educational advances, the abolition of slavery and workers’ welfare. She reigned from 1837-1901
Who was Edward I? Was he really a heartless leader?
King Edward I took an aggressive approach to Wales and Scotland – although he was rather fond of his wife. He reigned from 1272-1307
Who was Llywelyn the Great? Which Welsh castles did he conquer?
Llywelyn ap Iorwerth was the greatest Welsh statesman of the Middle Ages. He ruled from 1195-1240
Who was Richard I? What was his part in the Crusades?
Richard I – also known as Richard the Lionheart – led the Third Crusade and conquered Cyprus. He reigned from 1189-1199
Who was William the Conqueror? What really happened at the Battle of Hastings?
William I – also known as William the Conqueror – defeated King Harold II at the Battle of Hastings, marking the end of Anglo-Saxon England. He ruled from 1066-1087
Who was George III? What was his role in the American War of Independence?
Under King George III, Britain lost the American War of Independence, but won the Seven Years’ War and the Napoleonic Wars. He reigned from 1760 to 1820
Who was Charles II? Why was he called the ‘Merry Monarch’?
Charles II ran a hedonistic court, despite the early years of his reign being marred by the bubonic plague and Great Fire of London. He reigned from 1660-1685
Who was Oliver Cromwell? What was his role in the English Civil War?
Oliver Cromwell sided with the Roundheads during the English Civil War and became a leader of the New Model Army. He ruled from 1653 to 1658