The Arms of the Kings of England

Roll of the Kings of England

These are the dates for their reign, beginning to end. There are some cases where the end of the reign was not the end of their life, so I give the death date if I know it. I have tried to give some indication (where I can) of how they died (or ended their reign.)
ab. = abdicated,  kib. = killed in battle, as. = assassinated, ex. = executed, dep = deposed

Egbert 823-837
Æthelwolf 837-857
Æthelbald 857-860
Æthelbert 860-866
Æthelred I 866-871
Alfred the Great 899-924
Eadward the Elder 899-924
Æthelstan 924-939
Eadgar 959-975 d.
Eadward 975-978 as.
Æthelred the Unready 978-1013 dep.
Svend (of Denmark) 1013-1014 d. also King of Denmark 985-1014
Æthelred (again) 1014-1016 d.
Eadmund Ironside Apr-Nov 1016 d.
Knud (Canute, Cnut) 1016-1035 d.
Hardeknud 1035-1037 dep?
Harald 1037-1040 d.
Herdaknud (again) 1040-1042 d.
Edward the Confessor 1042-1066 d.
Harold Godwinson Jan-Oct 1066 kib.
William the Conqueror 1066-1087 d.
William II 1087-1100 as. (?)
Henry I 1100-1135 d.
Stephen 1135-1141 dep.
Matilda (Maud) Apr-Nov 1141 dep.
Stephen (again) 1141-1154 d.
Henry II 1154-1189 d.
Richard I (Lionheart) 1189-1199 kib.
John (Lackland) 1199-1216 d.
Henry III 1216-1272 d.
Edward I 1272-1307 d.
Edward II 1307-1327 dep., as.
Edward III 1327-1377 d.
Richard II 1377-1399 Dep. as. 1400
Henry IV 1399-1413 d.
Henry V 1413-1422 d.
Henry VI 1422-1461 ab.
Edward IV 1461-1470 dep.
Henry VI (again) 1470-1471 as.
Edward IV (again) 1471-1483 d.
Edward V 1483 as. (?)
Richard III 1483-1485 kib.
Henry VII 1485-1509 d.
Henry VIII 1509-1547 d.
Edward VI 1547-1553 d.
Jane Several months in 1553 ex. 1554
Mary 1553-1558 d.
Elizabeth 1558-1603 d.


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