History Quiz / Territorial Acquisitions of English Monarchs

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Can you name the Biggest Modern Day City ruled by each Monarch of England that wasn't ruled by their predecessor at the end of their reign?

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MonarchCityExplanation
Alfred the GreatRestored to Anglo Saxon rule from the control of viking danes and rebuilt.
Edward the ElderAll of England South of the Humber reconquered from the Danes.
ÆthelstanViking Kingdom of York conquered, England united.
Edmund INo new Territory was gained in his reign.
EadredNo new Territory was gained in his reign.
EadwigNo new Territory was gained in his reign.
Edgar the PeacefulKingdom reunited. Edgar's holdings north of the thames reunited with Wessex.
Edward the MartyrNo new Territory was gained in his reign.
Æthelred the UnreadyNo new Territory was gained in his reign.
Sweyn ForkbeardKing of Denmark prior to his conquest of the English Throne, united the two realms.
Edmund IronsideNo new Territory was gained in his reign.
Cnut the GreatAscended to the Danish Throne two years after siezing the throne of England, reunited the two realms.
Harold HarefootNo new Territory was gained in his reign.
HarthacnutKing of Denmark prior to his conquest of the English Throne, reunited the two realms.
Edward the ConfessorNo new Territory was gained in his reign.
Harold GodwinsonNo new Territory was gained in his reign.
William the ConquerorDuke of Normandy prior to his conquest of the English Throne, united the two realms.
William IIKingdom of Morgannwg conquered.
Henry INo new Territory was gained in his reign.
StephenNo new Territory was gained in his reign.
Henry IIKingdom of Leinster conquered.
Richard ICyprus conquered from the Byzantine Rebel Isaac Komnenos, sold a year later.
JohnKingdom of Thomond conquered for the Lordship of Ireland, United with England when John gained the throne.
Henry IIISouthern England reconquered from the French.
Edward IScotland conquered.
Edward IINo new Territory was gained in his reign.
Edward IIISouthern Scotland ceded to England by Edward Balliol .
Richard IINo new Territory was gained in his reign.
Henry IVIsle of Man reverted to the crown after it's ruler sided with Richard over Henry and had his land confiscated. The independent kingdom created by Edward III upon its capture from the scots was destroyed.
MonarchCityExplanation
Henry VNorthern France captured after the battle of Agincourt.
Henry VIEnglish forces continued advancing into France after Henry V's death until checked by Joan of Arc.
Edward IVJersey and Berwick were ceded to France and Scotland respectively by the Lancastrians in return for help against the Yorkists. Both were reconquered by the first Yorkist king.
Edward VNo new Territory was gained in his reign.
Richard IIINo new Territory was gained in his reign.
Henry VIIFrench City near Calais, conquered and governed by the English twice before being sold back to the French by, first, Henry and, then later, his son.
Henry VIIIRemaining Irish clans made to cede their territory to the king and have them returned only as freeholds, ending their independence.
Edward VILarge parts of Scotland occupied and governed by Edward's men in order to force a marriage between him and Mary, Queen of Scots, that would have united the two crowns.
Mary INo new Territory was gained in her reign.
Elizabeth ICaptured by the English on behalf of the persecuted Huguenots, Elizabeth refused to return it once peace was declared, adding it to her holdings. It was taken back by the French within a year.
James IKing of Scotland prior to his inheritance of the English Throne, united the two realms.
Charles IConstructed by the British East India Company, which owed its charter to the monarch, on land bought from the Vijayanagara Empire.
Charles IIHanded over by the Portuguese alongside the Moroccan city Tangiers as part of the dowry for Charles's marriage to Catherine of Braganza.
James IIIndonesian City taken from the Dutch by the British East India Company.
Mary IIConstructed by the British East India Company, which owed its charter to the monarch, on land gifted by the Mughal Empire.
William IIIDutch Stadtholder prior to his inheritance of the English Throne, united the two realms.
AnneConquered from Spain.
George IPrince of the Duchy of Brunswick-Lüneburg prior to his inheritance of the English Throne, united the two realms.
George IIArea settled by English Colonists.
George IIIThe British East India Company, which owed its charter to the monarch, conquered the city from the Maratha Empire.
George IVCeded to the British by rebels fighting against the Sultan of Oman in return for protection. Reconquered by the Omani within 2 years.
William IVPrincely State of Bahawalpur accepted British overlordship.
VictoriaEmirate of Sindh conquered.
Edward VIIAnnexation of the South African Republic.
George VBritish de facto control of Egypt made official as response to Ottoman declaration of war.
Edward VIIINo new Territory was gained in his reign.
George VIFormer Italian Colony administrated by the british post WW2 on behalf of the UN until an independant Libya cold be created.
Elizabeth IINo inhabited Territory has, so far, been gained in her reign. Rockall, an uninhabitable atlantic islet, has been.

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