Early Rulers of
East Anglia, Mercia, Wessex,
and
English Monarchs

Monarch Accession Died Age at Death Years Reigned

KINGS OF EAST ANGLIA

Wehha c.525 ? ??

Wuffinga Dynasty

Wuffa c.540 ???
Tyttla c.578599??
Raedwald 599 625 - 26
Earpwald 625 627 - 2
Ricbert 627 630 - 3
Sighbert 631 c640 - 5
Egric or Aethelric(joint with Sighbert) 635 c640 - 1
Anna c640 654 - 18
Aethelhere 654 654 -
Ethelwald 654 664 - 10
Aeldwulf 664 713 - 49
Aelfwald 713 749 - 36

Uncertain, but probably Wuffing descendants

Hunbeanna or Beonna) Kingdom 749 760 - 11
Ethelbert                    ) divided 749 760 - 11
Beonna, ruling alone c760 765? - -
Aethelred (Subject to Offa of Mercia from 765) 765? 785? - -
St Ethelbert (Also Subject to Offa) 785? 794 - -
Eadwald (Subject to Coenwulf of Mercia) 794 815? - 5
Ecgberht? (Subject to Coenwulf of Mercia) 815? 821? - 26
Aethelstan (Subject to three different kings of Mercia) 821 845 - 15
Aethelweard 845 855 - 15
St Edmund (last Saxon King of East Anglia) 855 869 - 14

EAST ANGLIA AS PART OF THE DANELAW

Ivar the Boneless led the Danish invasion and killed King Edmund, becoming de facto ruler 869 878? - 7
The Dane Guthrum/Aethelstan took over as ruler of East Anglia under DaneLaw 878 890 - 12
Danish overlordship of East Anglia under DaneLaw continued 890 917 - 27

KINGS OF MERCIA

Aethelbold King of Mercia and S Britain 716 757 - 41
Offa (From 765 E Anglian Overlord) 757 796 - 39
Ecgfrith (also E Anglian Overlord) 796 796 - 39
Coenwulf (also E Anglian Overlord) 796 821 - 25
Coelwulf I (also E Anglian Overlord) 821 823 - 2
Beornwulf (also E Anglian Overlord) 823 825 - 2
Ludica 825 827 - 2
Wiglaf 827 840 - 13
Berhtwulf 840 852 - 12
Burgred 852 874 - 22
Coelwulf II 874 880 - 6

KINGS OF WESSEX

Beorhtric 786 802 - 16
Egbert 827 839 - 12
Ethelwulf 839 858 - 19
Ethelbald 858 860 - 2
Ethelbert 858 865 - 7
Ethelred 865 871 - 6

KINGS OF WESSEX AND ENGLAND

Alfred the Great (excluding Danelaw 878-899) 871 899 50 28
Edward the Elder (excluding Danelaw 899-917) 899 924 54 25
Athelstan 924 939 45 15
Edmund 939 946 25 7
Eadred 946 955 32 9
Eadwig 855 959 18 3
Edgar 959 975 32 17
Edward the Martyr 975 978 17 3
Etheldred II (The Unready) (In exile from 1013-1014) 978 1013

DANISH KINGS OF ENGLAND TAKE OVER

Swein (Forkbeard) (Dane) 1013 1014 - -
Etheldred II (The Unready) (Back from exile 1014) 1014 1016 48 37
Edmund Ironside 1016 1016 27 Apr - Nov
Canute (Dane) 1016 1035 40 19
Harold I (Harefoot) (Dane) 1035 1040 - 5
Hardicanute (Dane) 1040 1042 24 2

SAXON KINGS OF ENGLAND

Edward the Confessor 1042 1066 62 24
Harold II 1066 1066 44 Jan - Oct

KINGS AND QUEENS OF ENGLAND AFTER THE NORMAN CONQUEST

Normans

William I (The Conqueror) 1066 1087 60 21
William II 1087 1100 43 13
Henry I 1100 1135 67 35
Stephen, Count of Blois 1135 1154 50 19

Plantagenets

Henry II 1154 1189 56 35
Richard I (The Lionheart) 1189 1199 42 10
John 1199 1216 50 17
Henry III 1216 1272 65 56
Edward I 1272 1307 68 35
Edward II 1307 dep 1327 43 20
Edward III 1327 1377 65 50
Richard II 1377 dep 1399 34 22
Henry IV (Lancaster) 1399 1413 47 13
Henry V (Lancaster) 1413 1422 34 9
Henry VI (Lancaster) 1422 dep 1461 49 39
Edward IV (York) 1461 1483 41 22
Edward V (York) 1483 1483 13 Apr - June
Richard III (York) 1483 1485 32 2

Tudors

Henry VII 1485 1509 53 24
Henry VIII 1509 1547 56 38
Edward VI 1547 1553 16 6
Jane 1553 1553 17 9 days
Mary I 1553 1558 43 5
Elizabeth I 1558 1603 69 44

RULERS OF GREAT BRITAIN

Stuarts

James I (also James VI of Scotland 1567 - 1625) 1603 1625 ? 22
Charles I 1625 1649 ? 24

Commonwealth

1649 1660- 11

Restoration of Stuarts

Charles II 1660 1685 ? 25
James II 1685 1688 ? 3

House of Orange

William III and Mary 1689 1702? 13
Anne 1702 1714? 12

Hanover

George I 1714 1727? 13
George II 1727 1760? 33
George III 1760 1820? 60
George IV 1820 1830? 10
William IV 1830 1837? 7
Victoria 1837 1901? 64

Saxe-Coburg

Edward VII 1901 1910 ? 9

Dynastic name changed to Windsor in 1917

George V 1910 1936? 26
Edward VIII 1936 1936Abdicated-
George VI 1936 1952? 16
Elizabeth II 1952 -?

Prepared for the St Edmundsbury website
by David Addy, August 1998


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