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Can you pick the Monarchs of Britain/England in REVERSE order?
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Click on the monarchs of Britain/in order working BACKWARDS from the current monarch back to 1066. One wrong step and you're out!
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May 13th, 2012 at 16:14 GMT
I repeated the Willy Willy Harry Ste rhyme so many times during this, at one point I started to doubt my own sanity.
May 20th, 2012 at 14:22 GMT
How come Henry I and Stephen have lower percentages than William I and William II, when you have to get the later two in order to have a chance at the earlier two?
Aug 1st, 2012 at 18:01 GMT
Horrible Histories monarchs song I LOVE YOU!!!!!
Aug 5th, 2012 at 17:28 GMT
@hannibal_heyes You took the words right out of my mouth!
Dec 4th, 2012 at 15:43 GMT
I looked right away to see whether Jane and Matilda were included... and then still got tripped up by Jane. I hate my brain.
Mar 3rd, 2013 at 19:31 GMT
High 5 for including Jane
Apr 10th, 2013 at 14:23 GMT
A few things are slightly awry here: firstly, I've only have seen Lady Jane Grey referred to as that, never as 'Queen Jane.' Since she was only recognised by a few places, you'll probably get people complaining that she shouldn't even be listed in this quiz! Secondly, you should include Henry VI and Edward IV twice, as the order (in reverse) should be Edward V - Edward IV - Henry VI - Edward IV - Henry VI - Henry V. You wouldn't leave one of Churchill's periods in office out of a list of Prime Ministers of the UK.
Apr 10th, 2013 at 22:20 GMT
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJd4lKYlpRs THAT'S the list that should be used!
Apr 14th, 2013 at 15:02 GMT
Great quiz - 5 globes!
Apr 17th, 2013 at 18:08 GMT
So I have a question, probably for an Englander. Why should we include Lady Jane Grey as a monarch and not Henry, the Young King, who was crowned and anointed as King of England in 1170 and remained so until his death in 1183. Why should William III and Mary II be co-monarchs and that is accepted and yet Henry the Young King is not accepted as a co-monarch, despite the crown on his head.
Apr 19th, 2013 at 11:56 GMT
I have to say that I'd never heard of him up until your comment. Having checked out his Wikipedia page (a great source, I know), it's probably because he 'reigned' during the reign of his own father, and his father outlived him. Regarding William and Mary - they were invited to come as a pair and are pretty much known as such in the history that we get taught, even though William lived longer than Mary.
May 4th, 2013 at 14:16 GMT
Just to confuse things further, here's a few things from the official website of the British Monarchy. The Anglo-Saxon kings begin with Offa (757-796), leap to Egbert (802-839), and end with Edgar Atheling (1066). Under the Normans it's Stephen AND Matilda (1135-54). Henry the Young king is not mentioned under Anjevins and Lady Jane Grey is included under Tudors.
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