Historum - History Forums  

Go Back   Historum - History Forums > World History Forum > European History
Register Forums Blogs Social Groups Mark Forums Read

European History European History Forum - Western and Eastern Europe including the British Isles, Scandinavia, Russia

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old January 10th, 2018, 01:18 PM   #41

vans's Avatar
Joined: Oct 2010
From: Wessex
Posts: 1,670

In 2015, A vote by the 60 strong History Writers Association voted Elizabeth I (36% of the votes) as England’s greatest monarch.

Back in 2002 BBC Radio 4 ran a pole that received a total of 10,000 votes. Once again Elizabeth I came out on top with 31% of the vote. Elizabeth II came second with 27% of the vote.
vans is offline  
Remove Ads
Old January 10th, 2018, 02:11 PM   #42
Joined: Oct 2011
From: Sloboda
Posts: 478
Blog Entries: 1

Originally Posted by EmperoroftheBavarians43 View Post
Going to defend Henry V here.

My issue is, nothing actually went wrong until he died. Even then if his heir wasn't a baby I can't see how things go the way they did in our timeline. The Hundred Years War was done, England had won, Henry dying set off the sequence of events that reversed what at the time was a fact. English kings claiming the French throne was due to Edward III(and therefore all his descendants) having a claim, the English forced the issue because the French tried to seize all their feudal holdings. The end of the first part of the conflict saw both sides retracting their aggressive behavior.

Even ignoring all that how is Henry V's conquest of France, marrying the eldest surviving daughter of the previous defeated King and making an heir any different, except Charles VII was too old to be a prince in the tower while Edward V of England wasn't? Henry VI was the grandson of the King of France and if Charles VII and his family had all been killed he'd have been the rightful heir. Some of Henry V's credit does belong to the Burgundians and Henry still did die and fail to eliminate the opposition the French rallied behind.
From my point of view the alliance with the duke of Burgundy, Jan the Fearless, allowed Henry to achieved all you have mentioned above. Without such help all english schemes to rule France was doomed. Not understanding this fact was a great mistake. After the murder of Jan the Fearless, his heir Philipp, understood the "english ignorance" and turned his attention from his French possessions to his German possessions.

Last edited by samshit; January 10th, 2018 at 02:17 PM.
samshit is offline  

  Historum > World History Forum > European History

british, english, english or british, kings, monarch, monarchs, queens

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
The greatest English/British monarch. stevev European History 4 September 15th, 2017 06:01 PM
Which British\English monarch has history been most unfair to? Balian General History 74 June 22nd, 2016 12:52 PM
Greatest English monarch Darren Singh European History 12 January 11th, 2016 02:26 PM
Greatest British monarch Darren Singh European History 2 May 2nd, 2015 05:04 AM
Greatest English Monarch Numa_is_the_boyo European History 122 July 6th, 2010 05:27 AM

Copyright © 2006-2013 Historum. All rights reserved.