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.Know More
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
Key aspects of England in the 1800s include the large scale shifting of the population to the cities and towns. Also during this time, the Industrial Revolution led to the increase of factories and machine-made goods.Full Answer >
Elizabeth Tudor was queen of England for 45 years, and her reign is referred to as the Elizabethan era or the Golden Age of England. When she first ascended to the throne, Elizabeth inherited a bankrupt nation, torn by religious strife and threatened by the military power of France and Spain. By her death on March 24, 1603, England had become a major world power in every respect.Full Answer >
The war that occurred in Shakespeare's time was the Anglo-Spanish War between England and Spain, and it was fought mainly as a religious conflict between Protestant England and Catholic Spain. Phillip II of Spain considered himself a defender of the Catholic faith, while Elizabeth I of England re-established royal supremacy over the Church of England in defiance of the Pope.Full Answer >
The beginnings of the British Empire can be traced back to the reign of Queen Elizabeth I and the continuing competition for markets and resources which existed between England and the continental countries of France, Spain and Holland. In 1578, Elizabeth I granted Humphrey Gilbert a patent for overseas exploration and discovery. Although he claimed the island of Newfoundland for England in 1583, it was his half-brother Walter Raleigh who established the first overseas colony for England, called Roanoke, in 1584 on the coast of modern-day North Carolina.Full Answer >