Lineage of British Monarchs

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It's difficult to keep track of which kings and queens are descended from which others.

The simple diagrams on this page show the descent of all English monarchs from the time of William the Conqueror to the present, along with the year their reigns started.

The diagrams show only the monarchs, so they are not proper family trees. If you have trouble understanding the diagrams, they are explained later.

A large mondo diagram is also available.

Reading the diagrams