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Old December 28th, 2017, 11:31 AM   #11
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My shortlist would be Henry V, Henry VII, Edward III, William I, Henry VIII, Henry II and Elizabeth I. If I had a gun to my head and had to pick one it would be Henry V. Think all the post Stuart Kings are really tough to make a case for given their limited powers.

Just realized I put half of the Henry's on my shortlist, I guess that was a pretty successful regnal name.
Henry V was a great king, no doubt. But it seems that his policy in France during Hundred years war was wrong. Winning battles is good, but trying to establish English king in France was wrong idea from the beginning. That is why I refused him.
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it was the idea that Edward III, his great-grandfather, first proposed, and why the wars started.
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Old December 29th, 2017, 11:21 AM   #13

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Nice website, Tom. I concur in Henry II
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Old December 29th, 2017, 11:29 AM   #14
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Why no Richard III on your list?
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Old December 29th, 2017, 11:31 AM   #15
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Elizabeth 1st or George the whatever.

The only English monarchs to be good enough to make it into a Blackadder series.
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Old December 29th, 2017, 12:32 PM   #16
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Why no Richard III on your list?
You do have to give him credit for going into battle with such a bad back.

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Elizabeth 1st or George the whatever.

The only English monarchs to be good enough to make it into a Blackadder series.
Wouldn't that be Richard III, Richard IV and Prince Edmund?
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Seems one of the conquering Williams is missing

Nicely done btw
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I usually vote Henry VII in these sort of polls. I really don't know if he was the best(its impossible to judge these things) but he is often overlooked in these polls by more charismatic monarchs.

Most fun; Henry II.
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Seems one of the conquering Williams is missing

Nicely done btw
Yes, they only had room for Mary II. Anyway he was only the Queen's husband..
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