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Kings and Queens- The best! Part 4

Hello! Last Saturday it was my 12th birthday and I got a history book (The Usborne History of Britain) from my uncle and auntie! Brand new! It is a very informative book and it helped me with Kings and Queens part 4!

  William III and Mary II: During these joined monarchy, laws were passed so all monarchs had to be Protestants, and that Parliament had to be called every three years.

  Anne: This ruler suffered from health problems and constant births, though none of her children survived infancy. Parliament worried that James II’s son would try to nap the throne so England, Scotland and Wales became the United Kingdom.

 George I: Great grandson of James I, George spoke hardly any English (because he was from Germany) and had to fight off Stuart supporters. He didn’t stay long in England and Robert Walpole, the first Prime Minister, took charge.

  George II: Fought off the last Stuart supporters and fought in the Seven Years’ War. His reign was the start of the Industrial Revolution.

  George III: Was a good ruler until he slowly went mad and left the country in power of Prince George, later George IV.

  George IV: Enormously fat and secretly married a Catholic. Despite poverty in the country, George spent tons of money on a Tudor-style coronation.

  William IV: Aged 64 when he was crowned, William worked hard as King and supported the Great Reform Bill of 1832.

So remember, tell me who YOUR favourite British monarch was and why! Part 5 is coming soon!


About Ben Williams

I am a 17 year old pop culture addict from the south of England. I write about Doctor Who, superheroes, fantasy, films and occasionally dive into the random world of British culture.

12 responses »

  1. I’m going to go for George II because he was the last British Monarch to lead troops into battle (Dettingen). There are a lot of worthy rulers in this section, but no really exciting or really impressive ones.

  2. I’m going to vote for Anne. She was a popular queen and ruled a peaceful country. But my main reason is that England and Scotland were united under her. My in-laws may not agree that this was a good thing, but I’m happy that Scotland and England were brought together 🙂

    P.s. glad you like the book. Keep the great posts going – I love reading them.

    • I know, Anne is pretty awesome! But George III and George II were also pretty good!

      (Still, choosing a distant German relative who spoke no English to be king was always a bad idea)

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  4. Do you know that the Catholic that George IV married had a connection with the town where you live? Although I shouldn’t be encouraging you to go to pubs, get your parents to take you to the pub opposite the station (maybe for breakfast – it does a good breakfast). They’ve got some information on the walls about local history, and one of the posters tells you about her.

  5. William III was the result of the last successful invasion of Britain. OK, it’s called the Glorious Revolution, because its supporters were on the winning side, but it was still an invasion. There was an interesting programme about it on Radio 4 on Friday morning – you can get it on iPlayer this week.


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