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For Kings of Scotland, see King of Scots.

This page lists Kings and Queens of England (1066-1707), Great Britain (1707-1801) and the United Kingdom (1801-present). The Kings and Queens of Ireland from 1539-1801 were identical with the contemporary Kings and Queens of England and Great Britain.


Name Entered office Left office Dynasty Notes
William I 14 October 1066 9 September 1087 Normandy
William II 9 September 1087 2 August 1100 Normandy
Henry I 2 August 1100 1 December 1135 Normandy
Stephen 1 December 1135 25 October 1154 Blois throne disputed by his cousin, Matilda, daughter of Henry I
Henry II 25 October 1154 6 July 1189 Plantagenet
Richard I 6 July 1189 6 April 1199 Plantagenet
John 6 April 1199 18 October 1216 Plantagenet
Henry III 18 October 1216 16 November 1272 Plantagenet
Edward I 16 November 1272 7 July 1307 Plantagenet
Edward II 7 July 1307 25 January 1327 Plantagenet deposed, died September 1327
Edward III 25 January 1327 21 June 1377 Plantagenet
Richard II 21 June 1377 30 September 1399 Plantagenet deposed, died 1400
Henry IV 30 September 1399 20 March 1413 Lancaster
Henry V 20 March 1413 31 August 1422 Lancaster
Henry VI 31 August 1422 4 March 1461 Lancaster deposed
Edward IV 4 March 1461 31 October 1470 York deposed
Henry VI 31 October 1470 11 April 1471 Lancaster restored, then deposed
Edward IV 11 April 1471 9 April 1483 York restored
Edward V 9 April 1483 25 June 1483 York deposed, died later that year
Richard III 26 June 1483 22 August 1485 York
Henry VII 22 August 1485 21 April 1509 Tudor
Henry VIII 21 April 1509 28 January 1547 Tudor
Edward VI 28 January 1547 6 July 1553 Tudor
Lady Jane Grey 6 July 1553 19 July 1553 Grey de facto ruler for 13 days.
Mary I 6 (or 19) July 1553 17 November 1558 Tudor
Elizabeth I 17 November 1558 24 March 1603 Tudor
James I 24 March 1603 27 March 1625 Stuart
Charles I 27 March 1625 30 January 1649 Stuart beheaded by Parliament
Commonwealth 30 January 1649 29 May 1660 Republican government after the execution of Charles I
Charles II 29 May 1660 (30 January 1649) 6 February 1685 Stuart
James II 6 February 1685 11 December 1688 Stuart fled the country; he maintained some control over Ireland until 1690
William III and Mary II 23 February 1689 28 December 1694 Nassau and Stuart given throne by parliament
William III 28 December 1694 8 March 1702 Nassau continued as king after his wife's death
Anne 8 March 1702 1 August 1714 Stuart
George I 1 August 1714 11 June 1727 Hanover
George II 11 June 1727 25 October 1760 Hanover
George III 25 October 1760 29 January 1820 Hanover
George IV 29 January 1820 26 June 1830 Hanover
William IV 26 June 1830 20 June 1837 Hanover
Victoria 20 June 1837 22 January 1901 Hanover married Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
Edward VII 22 January 1901 6 May 1910 Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
George V 6 May 1910 20 January 1936 Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (to 1917); Windsor (from 1917)
Edward VIII 20 January 1936 11 December 1936 Windsor
George VI 11 December 1936 6 February 1952 Windsor
Elizabeth II 6 February 1952 current sovereign Windsor

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