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  British Monarchs: Kings and Queens of England, Scotland and Wales
British Monarchs: Kings and Queens of England, Scotland and Wales
Titles of nobility (peerages) are conferred by the monarch.
In most hereditary peerages, the title is passed on to a peer's oldest son, or, in the absence of a son, to his closest male heir.
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 British Monarchs
Since 1559 British Monarchs have had the title Supreme Governor of the Church of England.
British monarchs have reigned over a country that has dominated and ruled the four corners of the world.
Their empires were so vast that Sir Walter Scot once wrote, “The sun never sets on the British Empire".
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  Kids and Teens Biography British Monarchs
Monarchs of Britain on Britannia - A listing of all British monarchs since 802 A.D. grouped by family.
Elizabeth II: British Monarchs - Biography and photo, as well as articles related to the reign of Elizabeth II.
Tudor Monarchs - Queen Mary I - Detailed biography examines Mary's childhood, her reign, her marriage, and her bitter rivalry with Elizabeth I. Includes portraits.
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 Britannia: British History and Travel
Either way, the Saxon, English and British men and women who wear/wore the crown are colorful figures whose lives and reigns are in the spotlight in this section.
Temporal power was wielded by the Monarch and spiritual power was wielded by the Church (oftentimes in service of temporal purposes).
In this section, we look at what the church was originally intended to be, the men and women who shaped the powerful medieval institution, the hierarchies they created and the buildings they built.
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  British monarchs | Quiz | Guardian Unlimited
The first Tudor monarch, this king formed a personal bodyguard known as the Yeomen of the Guard - the oldest military corps in existence today.
He was the first monarch to broadcast to the nation (then the Empire) at Christmas.
He was the first British monarch to travel to the United States.
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 United Kingdom - MSN Encarta
Although they both were concerned with European military affairs (George II was the last British monarch to appear on a battlefield), they left British government in the hands of their ministers, the most important of whom was Sir Robert Walpole.
Because the Spanish and British empires both employed the restrictive mercantile system to regulate trade with their colonies, Spanish and British colonies were not allowed to trade directly with one another.
The British army was unprepared for war in North America, and it suffered a series of humiliating defeats, culminating in the surrender of British general Charles Cornwallis to American forces at Yorktown, Virginia, in 1781 (see Siege of Yorktown).
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 ipedia.com: List of British monarchs Article   (Site not responding. Last check: )
This is a list of British monarchs, that is, the monarchs on the thrones of some of the various kingdoms that have existed on, or incorporated, the island of Great Britain, namely: England up to 1707...
In 1328, on the death of the French king, Charles IV, Edward III (nephew of the Charles IV) claimed the French throne.
British monarchs then styled themselves "King/Queen of France" until the Treaty of Amiens in 1802.
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  British monarchy Details, Meaning British monarchy Article and Explanation Guide
The British monarch or Sovereign is the head of state of the United Kingdom and its overseas territories, and is the source of all executive, judicial and (as the Queen-in-Parliament) legislative power.
By convention, the monarch dissolves Parliament and issues a writ for new elections at the request of the Prime Minister, however it is an open question as to whether the monarch must always grant such a dissolution.
The current monarch is Queen Elizabeth II (since February 6 1952) and the Heir Apparent is Charles, Prince of Wales (son of the Queen, born November 14 1948).
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 Encyclopedia: List of British monarchs   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The British monarch or Sovereign is the monarch and head of state of the United Kingdom and its overseas territories, and is the source of all executive, judicial and (as the Queen-in-Parliament) legislative power.
A monarch is a type of ruler or head of state, whose titles and ascent are often inherited, not earned, and who represents a larger monarchical system which has established rules and customs regarding succession, duties, and powers.
King James I of England/VII of Scotland, the first monarch to rule the Kingdoms of England and Scotland at the same time Events March 24 - Elizabeth I of England dies and is succeeded by her cousin King James VI of Scotland, uniting the crowns of Scotland and England April...
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 List of British monarchs - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
This is a list of British monarchs, that is, the monarchs on the thrones of some of the various kingdoms that have existed on, or incorporated, the island of Great Britain, namely:
British monarchs then styled themselves "King/Queen of France" until the Act of Union, which led to the creation of the United Kingdom in 1801.
Under the Act of Settlement 1701, descendants of Sophia of Hanover, as the closest Protestant relatives of Anne (cousin), became entitled to the throne, and the Royal House name was changed when George, Elector of Hanover became King.
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Monarchs are not allowed to unilaterally abdicate; the only monarch to voluntarily abdicate, Edward VIII (1936), did so with the authorisation of a special Act of Parliament.
It is the prerogative of the monarch to summon, prorogue, and dissolve Parliament.
The monarch is only an ordinary member, and not the head or leader, of the established Church of Scotland; however, he or she does hold the power to appoint the Lord High Commissioner to the Church's General Assembly.
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 List of monarchs in the British Isles - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This is a list of the monarchs of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, that is, the monarchs on the thrones of some of the various kingdoms that have existed in the British Isles, namely:
English, and subsequently British, monarchs then styled themselves "King/Queen of France" until the Act of Union, which led to the creation of the United Kingdom in 1801.
Under the Act of Settlement 1701, the English (thus, the successor British) throne could only be held by a Protestant.
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 boys clothing: European royalty -- Scotland
Her son was the last destictively Scottish monarch, James VI, but she founded a line of English monarchs--the Stewarts.
As a result, beginning with Victoria's sons, British princes were often dressed in kilts, the symbol of Scottish nationality.
Edward VII: Edward VII was born in 1841 an he was the first British royal to be outfitted in kilts.
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 British Monarchs :: Biography : Gourt
This is a list of the monarchs of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, that is, the monarchs on the thrones of some of the various kingdoms that have existed in the British Isles, namely:
English monarchs, and subsequently British monarchs, then styled themselves King of France or Queen of France until the Act of Union 1800, which led to the creation of the United Kingdom in 1801.
Monarchs of Britain on Britannia - A listing of all British monarchs since 802 A.D. grouped by family.
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 boys clothing: European royalty -- Scotland   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Her son was the last destictively Scottish monarch, James VI, but she founded a line of English monarchs--the Stewarts.
As a result, beginning with Victoria's sons, British princes were often dressed in kilts, the symbol of Scottish nationality.
Successive generations of British princes would spend part of their childhood roming around the grounds at Balmoral outfitted in kilts.
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 List of British monarchs   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (The UK after the Irish Free State was formed and became a separate kingdom in the 1920s).
Since 1559 monarchs have had the title Supreme Governor of the Church of England.
British monarchs then styled themselves "King/Queen of France" until the Treaty of Amiens in 1802.
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 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Henry VIII
Wolsey was made a cardinal in 1515 and exercised more influence than ever, but it was somewhat against his advice that Henry, in 1519, secretly became a candidate for the succession to the empire, though pretending at the same time to support the candidature of Francis, his ally.
In point of fact a continuous game of intrigue was being played by all three monarchs, which lasted until the period when Henry's final breach with Rome led him to turn his principal attention to domestic concerns.
Without being guilty of notable profligacy in comparison with the other monarchs of his time, it is doubtful if Henry's married life had ever been pure, even from the first, and we know that in 1519 he had, by Elizabeth Blount, a son whom, at the age of six, he made the Duke of Richmond.
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 Timeline of British History
There was no known invasion of Britain by the Celts; they probably gradually infiltrated into British society through trade and other contact over a period of several hundred years; Druids, the intellectual class of the Celts (their own word for themselves, meaning "the hidden people"), begin a thousand year floruit.
Caratacus leads main British resistance to the invasion, but is finally defeated in 51.
Alban, first British martyr, was killed for his faith in one of the few persecutions of Christians ever to take place on the island, during the governorship of Gaius Junius Faustinus Postumianus (there is controversy about the date of Alban's martyrdom.
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Monarchs of Britain on Britannia - A listing of all British monarchs since 802 A.D. grouped by family.
-- Sebastian Roch Nicolas Chamfort British Monarchs "In literary criticism the critic has no choice but to make over the victim of his attention into something the size and shape of himself." (John Steinbeck, Travels With Charley) The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
They are the moments people looks back on at British Monarchs Saying that Windows95 is equal to Macintosh is like finding a potato that looks like Jesus and believing you've witnessed the second coming.
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This is a list of British monarchs, that is, the monarchs on the thrones of the various kingdoms that have existed on, or incorporated, the island of Great Britain, namely:
In 1603, James VI of Scotland inherited the English throne upon the death of Elizabeth I. From then until 1707, England and Scotland had shared monarchs.
Under the Act of Settlement, descendants of Sophia, Electress of Hanover, as the closest Protestant relatives of Anne, became entitled to the throne, and the Royal House name was changed when George, Elector of Hanover became King.
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 Monarchy British Embassy, Tehran
Her Majesty The Queen's formal title in the United Kingdom is 'Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and of Her other Realms and Territories Queen, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith'.
Until the end of the 17th century, British monarchs were executive monarchs.
This means that the Monarch is bound by rules and conventions and remains politically impartial.
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 British monarchy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Slightly different titles are used in the 15 Commonwealth Realms in which the British Monarch is also Head of State.
Although there is a popular consensus in support of the continuing existence of the monarchy, there is a wide belief that this would rapidly change were the monarch to exercise power in opposition to the democratically elected government.
Succession to the British throne is restricted to Protestant descendants of Sophia, Electress of Hanover, with male heirs having precedence over females, and those who have married a Roman Catholic excluded, though there have been moves to amend these restrictions in recent years.
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 USATODAY.com - On queen's 80th, Britons ask: Is monarchy licked?   (Site not responding. Last check: )
As the popular Elizabeth enters her twilight years, some Britons wonder whether the sun should set on the 1,000-year-old British monarchy when it sets on her — especially with the unpopular Charles, 57, next in line for the throne.
British monarchs are not, however, chosen by opinion polls or popular elections.
He says Charles will become king and argues that the British monarchy and the mystique that surrounds it are larger than the personalities involved, including the prince of Wales.
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Princes and monarchs are always indexed by first name, even if they are also indexed by surname.
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