Who was George V? Why did he change the Royal Family’s name?
King George V promoted the reach of the British Empire and encouraged the idea of a coalition between the three major political parties. He ruled from 1910-1936
Who was George VI? How did he boost morale during WWII?
King George VI boosted morale during the Second World War but struggled to keep the British Empire together. He reigned from 1936 to 1952
Who were William III and Mary II? What was the Glorious Revolution?
William III and Mary II were joint sovereigns in the ‘Glorious Revolution’, marking the transition to today’s parliamentary monarchy. They reigned from 1689-1702
English Civil War timeline: Roundheads vs Cavaliers
It was one of the most tumultuous periods in British history and culminated in the execution of King Charles I. Our English Civil War timeline charts how Royalists became fiercely pitted against Parliamentarians
Who was Elizabeth I? What was her part in the Spanish Armada?
Queen Elizabeth I presided over an age of discovery that saw the establishment of the English Protestant church, the defeat of the Spanish Armada and the flourishing of the arts. She reigned from 1558-1603
Who was Queen Anne? What was her role in the Treaty of Union?
Queen Anne oversaw the Treaty of Union and the Acts of Union bringing England and Scotland together under a single parliament of Great Britain. She reigned from 1702 to 1714
Who was Henry VIII? What did he think of his six wives?
King Henry VIII staged six royal weddings, became Ireland’s first English monarch and sowed the seeds for a multicultural Britain. He reigned from 1509-1547