English line of succession

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Edward III

1327 - 1377

Richard II

1377 - 1399

Henry IV

1399 - 1413

usurped power; first English king from Lancaster branch

Henry V

1413 - 1422

Henry VI

1422 - 1461

"Henry the sick"

War of Roses

1455 - 1485

Edward IV

1461 - 1470

Edward IV

1471 - 1483

Edward V

April 1483 - June 1483

Richard III

June 1483 - 1485

Henry VII

1485 - 1509

Henry VIII

1509 - 1547

Edward VI

1547 - 1553

Jane Grey

10 July 1553 - 19 July 1553

Mary I

19 July 1553 - 1558

Elizabeth I

1558 - 1603

James I

1603 - 1625

Charles I

1625 - 1649

involved with "short parliament" and "long parliament"

rule of Oliver Cromwell

1649 - 1660

created the Puritan Republic

Charles II

1660 - 1685

restoration of the monarchy

James II

1685 - 1688

William of Orange (William III)

1688 - 1714

came from Netherlands and invaded England; ruled with his wife Mary II

George I

1714 - 1727

from the Protestant House of Hanover (in Germany)