Medieval Monarchs - Kings & Queens
Medieval history including medieval life and medieval castles can sometimes be better understood if we know the rulers in power at the time. Take England for example - the Normans ruled for almost 100 years but the Plantagenets that followed were in power for almost 250 years.
Here is a list of kings and queens who ruled England between 1066 AD and 1485 AD - from the time of William The Conqueror up to the reign of the Tudors.
Left: Caerlaverock Castle in Scotland attacked by Edward I and his army.
Medieval Kings & Queens in England (1066 AD-1485 AD)
William I - 1066 AD-1087 AD
William II - 1087 AD-1100 AD
Henry I - 1100 AD-1135 AD
Stephen - 1135 AD-1154 AD
Henry II - 1151 AD-1189 AD - Special in depth feature: King Henry 2nd
Richard I - 1189 AD-1199 AD - Special in depth feature: King Richard I (Lionheart)
John I - 1199 AD-1216 AD - Special in depth feature: King John 1st
Henry III - 1216 AD-1272 AD - Special in depth feature: King Henry 3rd
Edward I - 1272 AD-1307 AD - Special in depth feature: King Edward 1st
Edward II - 1307 AD-1327 AD - Special in depth feature: King Edward 2nd
Edward III - 1327 AD-1377 AD - Special in depth feature: King Edward 3rd
Richard II - 1377 AD-1399 AD
Henry IV - 1399 AD-1413 AD
Henry V - 1413 AD-1422 AD
Henry VI - 1422 AD-1471 AD (Murdered 1471 having been deposed in 1461 AD)
Edward IV - 1461 AD-1483 AD
Edward V - 1483 AD
Richard III - 1483 AD-1485 AD
From 1485 AD to 1603 AD it was the reign of the Tudors. From 1603 AD to 1688 AD it was the reign of the Stuarts.