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View Poll Results: Greatest English Monarch (Since William I)
Victoria 14 14.58%
Elizabeth I 34 35.42%
Henry V 7 7.29%
Edward I 6 6.25%
Edward III 3 3.13%
Henry II 5 5.21%
Richard I 5 5.21%
William I 7 7.29%
Other 15 15.63%
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Old March 27th, 2009, 08:34 AM   #1

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A particular interest of mine, but I'm curious as to what everyone else would say, personally I'd go for Henry V, brilliant leader, general, and even a good politician back home.
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Old March 27th, 2009, 09:41 AM   #2

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"Good Queen Bess"
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Old March 27th, 2009, 10:02 AM   #3
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Richard I.
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Old March 27th, 2009, 01:57 PM   #4

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Henry II, the first Plantagenet King. An intelligent, able and effective King who restored order after Stephen's somewhat disastrous/chaotic reign.
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Old March 27th, 2009, 02:59 PM   #5

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"Good Queen Bess"
Agreed. She brought stability to a nation that sorely needed it in all aspects (political, social, and religious)
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A particular interest of mine, but I'm curious as to what everyone else would say, personally I'd go for Henry V, brilliant leader, general, and even a good politician back home.

I just so happen to be a researcher of Henry V...but I don't think you will like my version. There is a lot of circumstantial evidence that connects his family to Lollardy. I wouldn't say he was a supporter, but its possible he was tolerant of it...at least until it became seditious.
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Old March 27th, 2009, 03:54 PM   #7

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I like all the monarchs who named themselves after ocean liners.

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Old April 5th, 2009, 12:15 AM   #8
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I like all the monarchs who named themselves after ocean liners.

What? I believe it's the contrary, my friend.

Edward I
Richard I
Henry II
Elizabeth I
Henry VII

All my favourites, each for their own reasons.
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Old April 5th, 2009, 02:21 AM   #9

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I like all the monarchs who named themselves after ocean liners.

The lower class ones named themselves after pubs.

My fave monarch is King The Ploughman's Arms I.

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