Remembering Britain's forgotten kings
British monarchs you've probably never heard of
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Did you know there have been 61 monarchs of England and Britain spread over a period of approximately 1,200 years? Many are familiar, King Henry VIII and King Charles I for example, and, of course, Queen Victoria and the present Queen of the United Kingdom, Elizabeth II. But how many English sovereigns can you recall from the late 8th century to the 15th century? Not many, probably. And yet the reign of some of these monarchs had a profound effect on society, and even helped shape the land we know today as Great Britain. So, who's worthy of closer royal scrutiny?
Click through and crown your day by remembering Britain's forgotten kings.
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