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Executed for high treason in 1649
Ruler of Pontus, fought several wars against the Romans in the first century BCE
Author of The Shining, Carrie, Misery, etc.
11th century King of Denmark, England and Norway
First alphabetically of three mentioned in the NT Book of Matthew
Prolific writer of children's books, including “The Sheep-pig”, adapted as the 1995 film “Babe”
Financed Christopher Columbus's expedition
Duke of Bohemia in a well-known Christmas Carol
Soul singer, famous for “Stand by Me”
Aka Mathayus, played by Dwayne Johnson as The Rock
The Lionheart
The last of the Bourbon rulers of France, guillotined during the French Revolution
Guided Jordan through four decades of peace at a time of much conflict in that part of the world
King of Ruritania in “The Prisoner of Zenda” (Fictional, by Anthony Hope – filmed many times)
Tottenham Hotspur and England central defender 1999-2012
Canada's longest serving Prime Minister
Shakespeare's version of an earlier story concerning Leir of Britain, a semi-legendary figure from earlier times
Boxing promoter with legendary hair!
Roman client-king of Judaea, despised by the Jews
Legendary second king of Rome
Known as the “King of Beasts”
King of Great Britain for a day after being accidentally crowned! (Fictional, 2003 film, played by Rowan Atkinson)
Longtime Slayer guitarist
Victor at Hastings in 1066
Basically, Followills
Killed by the Yorkists at Battle of Bosworth Field (1485)
Mythical ruler of the seas, the Roman equivalent of the Greek God Poseidon
Popularly known as the “Merry Monarch”
“King of the Swingers” in Disney's “The Jungle Book”
King of Prussia 1740-1786
Cornet player and bandleader, mentor of Louis Armstrong
Brought most of Ancient Greece under Macedonian domination
Initially, Lord of the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros (Fictional, by George R.R. Martin)
Penultimate King of Egypt, removed in a 1952 military coup
Victim of notorious police brutality in L.A. (1991)
Ruler of Troy in Homer's “Iliad” - contemporary Hittite sources suggest he may have been a real person
One of the three “Kings of the Blues Guitar”, noted for the song “Born Under a Bad Sign”
His antics spawned the ditty “Divorced, Beheaded, Died; Divorced, Beheaded, Survived”
Ruler of Mycenae/Argos in Homer's “Iliad” - contemporary Hittite sources suggest he may have been a real person
Nigel Hawthorne played him on stage and on film in the 1990s
Played by Guy Pearce in “The King's Speech”
John Goodman played him in a 1991 David S. Ward film
The boy-king of Egypt's 18th Dynasty
Created one of the largest empires of the ancient world, extending from Greece to India
Colin Firth played him in a 2010 Tom Hooper film
King of the Franks 800-814
Robert Fripp's prog rock band
Film Director of (e.g.) War and Peace (1956)
Tapestry creator
The Magna Carta man
World's longest venomous snake
Plummeted from Empire State Building in 1933
Known as the “King of Swing”
A do-nothing king, as in Aesop's Fable
The youngest son of Jesse of Bethlehem
Legendary British hero, wielded Excalibur
Apparently he was a merry old soul
The first to rule both England and Scotland by agreement, he was the target of Robert Catesby's Gunpowder Plot
A non-venomous North American creature of the genus Lampropeltis
Known as “The Hammer of the North”
Known as “The King of Birds”
Ruled for 30 seconds at end of final episode of “The Black Adder” (Fictional, by Richard Curtis & Rowan Atkinson)
One of the three “Kings of the Blues Guitar”, inspiration and guitar hero of Eric Clapton
His victory at Bosworth Field and subsequent coronation effectively ended the Wars of the Roses
Lead singer and slap-style bassist for the band Level 42
King of Scots who defeated the English at Bannockburn in 1314
Former top-ranked women's tennis player of 1960s & 70s
Ruler of Spain who married Mary I of England, then later sent the Spanish Armada
Song by Blue (2015) or by Weezer (2016)
Governor of Bank of England 2003-2013
King of the Averni (a Gallic tribe defeated by Julius Caesar)
King of the Scots 1040-1057
Victorious at Agincourt (1415)
Becomes ruler of Narnia in the first of the fantasy series (Fictional, C.S. Lewis)
Third alphabetically of three mentioned in the NT Book of Matthew
“King of the Blues”
Constructed the Hanging Gardens of Babylon
1958 American Musical Drama film starring Elvis Presley, directed by Michael Curtiz
He had a dream...
Second alphabetically of three mentioned in the NT Book of Matthew
King of Siam, portrayed in the musical “The King and I”
King of Wessex from 925AD, and effectively the first king of all England
Defeated at Hastings in 1066
19th Dynasty King who reigned in Egypt for 67 years
Ruler of Sparta in Homer's “Iliad”
An American flycatcher
A king of Narnia who features throughout the series of books (Fictional, C.S. Lewis)
King of the fairies
The disease scrofula, supposedly healed by a touch from the monarch
Legendary founder and first king of Rome
Ruler of Israel, a man whose wisdom was legendary
Peter Wyngarde played this sleuth in this 1970s British television series
The Sun King
Legendary seventh and last king of Rome
King of the Forest
Known as “Bertie”, he was fond of the ladies, notably the actress Lillie Langtry
King of Celtic Tribe of the Iceni, husband of Boudicca
Film Director of (e.g.) Twelve O'Clock High (1949)
King of Persia in 5th century BCE
King of Wessex, called “The Great”

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