The Kings of England

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The text here was adapted from a document called "Kings and Queens of England & Britain" by Ben Johnson, and from information on Wikipedia.

Huse of Wessex (Before England)

Cerdic 519 – 534

It is said that Cerdic and his son Cynric came from uteside of Britten, landed in Hampshire in 495, slew a Brittish king named Natanleod, and made the Kingdom of Wessex. It is weird, hue ever, that Cerdic and the next few men in his bloodline seem to bear Brittish names. Some beleeve Cerdic was in trewth a Brit, and that his kingdom only became English over time, with its later folk edwriting stear to make it seem as though the kingdom was English from the start.

Cynric 534 – 560

Under Cynric, Wessex widened into Wiltshire and took Barbury Castle.

Ceawlin 560 – 592

Ceawlin kept on widening Wessex, fighting Brits as well as fellow Englekin. Bede says Ceawlin gained lordship over all the lands suthe of the Humber. It is said that his neve took his throne after winning the Guthe of Wooden's Barrow.

Ceolric 592 – 597

Ceolric was the sonson of Cynric. He handed the throne over to his brother Ceolwulf.

Ceolwulf 597 – 611

Ceolwulf fought neighboring folk.

Cynegils 611 – 642

Cynegils may have fought against Penda of Merkrich.

Cenwalh 642 – 674

Cenwalh was baptized by Birinus, but it seems he was not a good Christen. It is said he wed Penda's daughter, but swapped her ute for another wife, leading to him being driven ute of his kingdom and taking shelter with the East Engles. He seems to have come back to his throne and set up bishoprics.

Seaxburg 672 – 674

Seaxburg was the wife of Cenwalh. It may be that throughute her weeld Wessex was splintered into underkingdoms.

Æscwine 674 – 676

Wessex may have still been splintered throughute his time on the throne. He fought off a storming of Wessex by Wulfhere of Merkrich.

Centwine 676 – 686

Wessex may have still been splintered throughute his time on the throne. It is said he drove the Brits to the sea, and at some time became a Christen, and later gave up his throne to become a monk.

Cædwalla 685 – 688

Cædwalla was fleemed from Wessex as a yewth, but he is said to have brought some of us men with him and slew the king of the Suthe Saxes, but could not hold the land for himself. He eftcame home, took the throne, and bund the kingdom back together. Cædwalla widened his weeld; he wharved back to Sussex and took the land; he went suthe, took the Iland of Wight, wiped ute the huse of its king, and made the landfolk become Christens; he went east and put Kent under his lordship. At the end of his life, Cædwalla went to Room to be baptized by Pope Sergius I, and died shortly after.

Ine 688 – 726

Ine could not hold onto all the land Cædwalla had nome, though he kept Hampshire. Ine put forth a set of laws called in Latin "leges Inae". Later in life he gave up the throne and went to Room.

Æthelheard 726 – 740

Æthelheard may have been the brother-in-law of Ine. It may be that Æthelheard took the throne with Merkish backing, and this may have put Wessex under Merkrich's lordship.

Cuþræd 740 – 756

Cuþræd may have been Æthelheard's brother. At this time Merkrich was at its height. Cuþræd freed Wessex from Merkrich's overlordship at Guthe Edge in Burford.

Sigeberht 756 – 757

Sigeberht was kin of Cuþræd. He was unliked and was thrown off the throne. He was given weeld over Hampshire, but before long he was driven ute of there and killed.

Cynewulf 757 – 786

Cynewulf was raised to the throne by the Wittenmoot after Sigeberht was cast dune. He fought the Welsh, and the Merkmen to the north. It is said that while Cynewulf was away from his seat and with only a small duthe, Cyneheard atheling, the brother of Sigeberht, gathered some men and beset Cynewulf at his hold. Cynewulf went ute to fight, but was overcome. When some of Cynewulf's thanes became aware that something was amiss they rushed to their king only to find him dead. Cyneheard bade these thanes riches if they would yeeld, but the thanes chose to fight for their king and were also slain. The next morning when the other thanes, those who had not heard yesterday's din, learned of their king's death, they rode to where Cyneheard was abiding. Again Cyneheard bade riches, saying he would give both wealth and land to these thanes if they would follow him, but again he was spurned. The thanes told him they would never follow the one who slew their king. The thanes fought until they broke through the gates of Cyneheard's hold, and they slew the atheling and his men.

Berhtric 786 – 802

Berhtric was king when the earliest known Wiking raid happened at Dorset. He was a thoft of King Offa of Merkrich.

Ecgberht 802 – 839

Ecgberht was the son of Berhtric, and the first king to set up a steady and wide weeld over all of England. After coming back from fleemedom at the yard of Carl the Great in 802, he took back his kingdom of Wessex. Following his nimming of Merkrich in 827, he held weeld over all of England suthe of the Humber. After further syes in Northumberland and northern Wales he became known by the title Britenweelder. Shortly before he died, almost seventy years old, he felled a fayed host of Danes and Cornishmen in Cornwall.

Æþelwulf 839 – 856

Æþelwulf was the son of Ecgberht. In 851 he felled a Danish here at the guthe of Oakley while his eldest son Æþelstan felled the Danes at sea off the shore of Kent. A highly trowful man, Æþelwulf fared to Room with his son Ælfræd to see the Pope in 855.

Æþelbald 856 – 860

Æþelbald was the eldest son of Æþelwulf. He was throned after he came back from a pilgrimage to Room and made his father step dune. Following his father’s death in 858, he wed his widowed stepmother Judith, but under thresting from the church the wedlock was fordone after only a year.

Æþelberht 860 – 866

Æþelberht was the brother of Æþelbald. Shortly after being throned, a Danish here landed and sacked Winchester before being felled by the Saxes. In 865 the wiking Great Heathen Here landed in East Englerich and swept thwart England.

Æþelræd 866 – 871

Æþelræd was the brother of Æþelberht. His time on the throne was a long struggle with the Danes who had numb York in 866, setting up the wiking kingdom of Yorvik. When the Danish here fared suthe, Wessex itself was threatened, and so together with his brother Ælfræd he set ute and fought much with the wikings at Reading, Ashdune and Basing. Æthelræd took earnest wunds bin the next great guthe at Meretun in Hampshire and died shortly after.

Ælfræd the Great 871 – 899

Ælfræd was the brother of Æþelræd, he was learned and is said to have gone to Room twise. Ælfræd showed himself to be a strong leader in many guthes, and as a wise leader had might to hold dune five droof years of frith with the Danes before they again struck Wessex in 877. Ælfræd was made to fall back to a small iland in the Somerset Wetlands, and it was from here that he plotted his comeback (and where tales say he was chided by an old woman he was taking shelter with for unwittingly letting her cakes burn). With great syes at Edington, Rochester and London, Ælfræd spread West Saxish weeld over most of England. To fasten his hard won meres, Ælfræd set up a fulltime here and what would become the Kingfleet of later years. To fasten his stead in stear, he called for the writing of the Englekin Saw.

Eadweard the Elder 899 – 924

Eadweard was the son of Ælfræd. He took back sutheeast England and the Midlands from the Danes. Following the the death of his sister Æthelflæd of Merkrich, Eadweard fayed the kingdoms of Wessex and Merkrich. In 923, the Englekin Saw says that the Scottish King Constantine II acknowledged Eadweard as “father and lord”. The following year, Eadweard was killed in a guthe against the Welsh near Chester.

Huse of Wessex

Athelstan 924 – 939

Athelstan was the son of Eadweard. He widened the meres of his kingdom at the Guthe of Brunanburh in 937. In what is said to be one of the bloodiest guthes ever fought on Brittish ground, Athelstan felled a fayed here of Welsh and Danes, taking for himself the ekename Britenweelder. The guthe saw the Englekin folk brought together for the first time under a trew and whole Kingdom of England. For this, Athelstan is known as the first king of England.

Edmund 939 – 946

Edmund was the halfbother of Athelstan, and had fought alongside him at the Guthe of Brunanburh two years earlier. He again set up Englekin weeld over northern England, which had fallen back under Northman weeld following the death of his brother. At five-and-twenty, and while afeeing the simble of Augustine, it is said Edmund was stabbed to death by a theef in his hall at Pucklechurch.

Edred 946 – 955

Edred was the brother of Edmund. He followed in his hird's wone of slaying wikings, and in 954 threw ute the last wiking King of York, Eric Bloodax. Edred lived with an earnest belly sickness that ended up killing him in his early thirties. He was unwed and withute an erfnimmer.

Edwy 955 – 959

Edwy was the neve of Edred, and was abute sixteen when he was throned. Tales have it that his throning had to be stalled so that Bishop Dunstan could rip Edwy from his bed, and from his whore and her mother. It is said that for this Edwy had Dunstan fleemed to Frankrich. Edwy died when he was only twenty, the umbstandings of his death were not written dune.

Edgar the Frithful 959 – 975

Edgar was the brother of Edwy, and had been at odds with his brother over the throne for some years. Following Edwy's weird death, Edgar called Dunstan back right away from fleemdom, making him Alderbishop of Canterbury as well as his personal redesman. Following his throning in 973, Edgar weyed his here to Chester to be met by six kings of Britain. The kings, yinning the King of the Scots, the King of Strackledwales, and sundry athelings of Norwales, are said to have showed their trow to Edgar by rowing him in his ferry dune the ea called Dee.

Edward I the Throer 975 – 978

Edward was the son of Edgar, and was throned at twelve years old. Although staddled by Alderbishop Dunstan, his call to the throne was gainstood by followers of his much younger halfbrother Athelred. The following flite between the two sides within the church and between hers almost led to infighting in England. Edward's short time on the throne ended when he was murthered by followers of Athelred.

Athelred the Unredey 978 – 1016

Athelred was the halfbrother of Edward. He could not stand against the Danes, earning him his ekename. He became king umb ten years old, but fled to Normandy in 1013 when Sweyn Forkbeard, King of the Danes, stormed England. Sweyn was boded King of England but died only five weeks later. Athelred eftcame in 1014 after Sweyn's death and took back his throne. The rest of Athelred's time on the throne was one of an unending war with Sweyn's son Cnut.

Edmund II Ironside 1016 – 1016

The son of Athelred the Unredey, Edmund had led the fight against Cnut and his storming of England sinse 1015. Following the death of his father he was made king by the folk of London. The Wittenmoot, hue ever, chose Cnut. Following his loss at the Guthe of Assandun, Edmund made a deal with Cnut to split England between them. Edmund died later that year, maybe from murther.

Cnut (Huse of Denmark) 1016 – 1035

Cnut became king of all England following the death of Edmund II. The son of Sweyn Forkbeard, he lead well and gained the blessing of his English underlings by sending most of his here back to Denmark. In 1017, Cnut wed Emma of Normandy, the widow of Athelred II, and sundered England into the four earldoms of East Engles, Merkland, Northumberland, and Wessex. He went to Room in 1027. Tales have it that he onse went to the sea and bade the tide not to come in so that his underlings could see his might was not beyond that of a man, though later edtellings twist the tale to instead have Cnut being lonk and trewly thinking the tide would listen to him.

Harold I Harefoot (Huse of Denmark) 1035 – 1040

Harold was the misbegotten son of Cnut. He took the English throne upon the death of his father while his older halfbrother Harthacnut, the rightful erfnimmer, was back home sheelding Denmark from foes. Harold died three years into his time on the throne, only weeks before Harthacnut was set to head to England and nim back the throne. Harthacanute had his brother's body dug up, beheaded, and thrown into the Tems. His bits were later gathered and edburied in London.

Harthacnut (Huse of Denmark) 1040 – 1042

Harthacnut was fanged right away as king. Maybe at the behest of his mother, he welcomed his English halfbrother Edward, son of Athelred the Unredey, back from freemdom in Normandy. Only abute a year later, Harthacnut died at a wedding while toasting to the health of the bride. He was only four-and-twenty.

Edward II the Andetter 1042 – 1066

Edward was the brother of Edmund Ironside, and halfbrother to Harthacnut. He brought back the Huse of Wessex to the English throne. A deeply trothful man, he oversaw the edbilding of Westminster Abbey, leaving much of the running of the land to his earl Godwin and his son Harold Godwinson. Edward died childless, and with no erfnimmer.

Harold II Godwinson 1066

Although not from the huse of Wessex himself, Harold Godwinson was chosen king by the Wittenmoot. However, William the Misbegotten, the Earl of Normandy, put forth that Edward had made William his erfnimmer some years earlier. While Harold was busy felling a Norwayish here at the Guthe of Stamford Bridge up north, William stormed suthern England. Harold swiftly brought his men dune withute time for rest, and the two sides met at the Guthe of Hastings, where Harold was felled.

Edgar II Atheling 1066

Edgar was born in Hungary to Edward the Fleem, the son of king Edmund Ironside who had been kicked ute of England by Cnut. Edgar's father had eftcome to England on the behest of Edward the Andetter, but Edward died shortly thereafter. Although named king by the Wittenmoot, Edgar could not stand up to William's here, and so he stood dune from the throne. Edgar sought to take back his throne not long after, but fund he still could not. For the rest of his life he went hither and thither, sometimes at odds with the Normans, sometimes beside them, and often putting his mark on the great happenings of the day.

Huse of Normandy (and Blois)

William I 1066 - 1087

William II Rufus 1087 - 1100

Henry I 1100 - 1135

Matilda & Stephen 1135 - 1154

Matila was the daughter of Henry I. Although she was her father's chosen erfnimmer, many thanes sided with Steffen of Blois. The followers of Matilda and Steffen fought each other until a deal was struck wherein Steffen would be fanged as king, but Matilda's son would be his erfnimmer. This was made comendly by Steffen's son dying of a sickness.

Huse of Anjou

Henry II Curtmantle

Henry was the son of Matilda. He sought to put the church in England under his weeld by making his freend Thomas Becket the Alderbishop of Canterbury, but Becket ended up siding with the church. Becket was killed, maybe on the king's bidding.

Richard I the Lionheart

Richard spent little time in England, living instead in Acwitain. He theeded himself to the Third Crusade, and on the way back was fanged by Henry VI, the Holy Roomish Coaser who did not like Richard. After Richard's followers back home gave yiselyeeld to Henry, Richard was leesed. Richard fought a wye against Fillip of Frankrich, and later died.

John Lackland

John was the brother of Richard. He fant to take the throne from Richard when Richard was on a crusade, but he trucked. He later {erfnome the throne anyway. While he was king the English-French Wye of 1202–1214 broke ute, and John lost much of his huse's holdings in Frankland to Fillip II. John later got into a fight with the Pope over who should be the Alderbishop of Canterbury, so the Pope mansed him, but the bickering was settled and John was numb back into the church. John fant to fight Frankrich again in 1214, but the fight was cwickly forsaken. When he went back to England his thanes rose up and made John to be thwere with the Articles of the Barons, and later the Magna Carta. John did not heed the Magna Carta, so the First Thanes' Wye broke ute. A French atheling stormed England on behalf of the English thanes, and John died. John was the first king of England sinse 1066 to know hue to speak English.

Plantagenet Branch of Anjou

Henry III

Edward III Longshanks (known widely as Edward I)

Edward IV (known widely as Edward II)

Edward V (known widely as Edward III)

Richard II

Henry IV of Lancaster

Henry V of Lancaster

Henry VI of Lancaster

Edward VI of York (known widely as Edward IV)

Henry VI of Lancaster

Edward VII of York (known widely as Edward V)

Richard III of York

Huse of Tudor

Henry VII

Henry VIII

Edward VIII (known widely as Edward VI)

Jane (Huse Grey)

Mary I & Fillip

Elizabeth I

Huse of Stewart