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William. Henry. Elizabeth. The names of the kings and queens of England have remained quite the same for centuries. Is one of these royal monikers right for your prince- or princess-to-be?

House of Normandy

The House of Normandy is the designation for the royal family whose reign followed the Norman conquest of England.

The Norman dukes were Rollo (911-927), William I (927-942), Richard I (942-996), Richard II (996-1027), Richard III (1927), Robert I (1927-1035) and William II (1035-1066).

The Norman monarchs were William I & II (1066-1087), William II (1087-1100), Robert II (1087-1106), Henry I (1100-1135 and 1106-1135), William III of Adelin (1120), Matilda (1135-1153) and Stephen (1135-1154).

House of Plantagenet

The royal House of Plantagenet of England reigned from 1154 to 1485 and included 14 kings, including six from the cadets houses of Lancaster and York.

Henry II (1154-1189), Richard I (1189-1199), John (1199-1216), Henry III (1216-1272), Edward I (1272-1307), Edward II (1307-1327), Edward III (1327-1377), Richard II (1377-1399)

House of Lancaster

This cadet house was one of the opposing factions involved in the War of the Roses in the 15th century.

Henry IV (1399-1413), Henry V (1413-1422), Henry VI (1422-1461 and 1470-1471)

House of York

In 1483, Richard III ascended to the throne and quickly sent child princes Edward V and Richard, Duke of York to the Tower of London. No one knows what happened to the boys after that.

Edward IV (1461-1470 and 1471-1483), Edward V (1483), Richard III (1483-1485)

House of Tudor

The infamous King Henry VIII's first, fifth and sixth wives were all named Catherine; his second and fourth wives were named Anne; Jane was his third wife. King Henry VIII was father to Mary I, Elizabeth I, Edward VI and Henry FitzRoy.

Henry VII (1405-1509), Henry VIII (1509-1547), Edward VI (1547-1553), Jane (1553), Mary I (1553-1558), Philip (155401558), Elizabeth (1558-1603)

House of Stuart

The House of Stuart came to power when Elizabeth I died without an heir.

James I (1603-1625), Charles I (1625-1649), Charles II (1660-1685), James II (1685-1688), Mary II (1689-1694), William III (1689-1702), Anne (1702-1707)

British Monarchs

House of Stuart: After reigning as Queen of England, Scotland and Ireland (1702-1707), Anne reigned as the Queen of Great Britain and Ireland.

Anne (1707-1714)

House of Hanover: King George II, who reigned during the American Revolution, reportedly went mad – perhaps from arsenic poisoning.

George I (1714-1727), George II (1727-1760), George III (1760-1820), George IV (1820-1830), William IV (1830-1837), Victoria (1837-1901)

House of Windsor: King Edward VIII abdicated his throne in 1936 to marry twice-divorced American socialite Wallis Simpson, whose given name was Bessie Wallis Warfield. Edward and Wallis became the Duke and Duchess of Windsor and Edward's brother, George VI, took over the throne.

King George VI was followed by Queen Elizabeth II (born Elizabeth Alexandra Mary), who was crowned in 1953 and still reigns today. Elizabeth is married to Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, and together they have four children: Charles, Prince of Wales, Anne, Princess Royal, Andrew, Duke of York, and Edward, Earl of Wessex.

As the eldest son of Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Charles is next in line for the throne. His marriage to beloved Lady Diana Spencer produced two sons, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and Prince Harry of Wales.

Princess Diana died in a car crash after divorcing Charles, whom she accused of having an affair with Camilla Parker Bowles. Charles married Camilla, and she now uses the title Duchess of Cornwall.

George V (1910-1936), Edward VIII (1936), George VI (1936-1952), Elizabeth II (1952-Present)

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