As of 2014, there have been six King Georges of England. King George VI reigned from 1936 to 1952, and Queen Elizabeth II, the current British monarch as of 2014, ascended the throne upon his death. King George VI became king when his brother Edward VIII abdicated the throne.Continue Reading
According to About.com, King George I ruled from 1714 until 1727, while King George II ruled from 1727 until 1760. King George III ruled from 1760 through 1820, King George IV held the throne from 1820 until 1830, and King George V ruled from 1910 until 1936.
King George VI married Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon in 1923, and they had two daughters, Elizabeth and Margaret. As king, he is noted for helping get Britain through World War II. He died at 56 after a lung operation on Feb. 6, 1952, at Sandringham.Learn more about Modern Europe
During the eighteenth century, as England was rapidly becoming a global power, everyday life was subject to broad and sweeping changes — most notably those of the Industrial Revolution. Consumerism and commercial enterprise were encouraging more people to move to the cities, while at the same time eroding traditional peasant economies and self-sufficiency in the countryside.Full Answer >
The Industrial Revolution began in England because by the end of the 19th century, Britain was one of the most powerful countries in the world and had a head start in technology and commerce. Some of the factors that contributed to the start of the Industrial Revolution in England included population growth, financial innovations, the agricultural revolution, government policies and more.Full Answer >
The Spanish Armada attacked England in 1588 in an attempt to establish Spain's dominance in Europe and prevent Protestantism from overtaking Catholicism on the continent. Other reasons included Span's desire to prevent England establishing a strong navy and Mary Queen of Scots' execution.Full Answer >
The first king of England was Egbert, who reigned from 827 to 839. He was the first monarch to create a stable rule over Anglo-Saxon England, some 25 years after he regained his kingdom of Wessex. He controlled the portion of England south of the Humber after conquering Mercia.Full Answer >