When did Queen Victoria become empress of India?
After the Indian Mutiny of 1857, the government of India was transferred from the East India Company to the Crown, with the position of Governor General upgraded to Viceroy, and in 1877 Victoria became Empress of India under the Royal Titles Act passed by Disraeli's government
Who was the last English King to lead his army into battle?
King George II
On 27 June 1743, King George II commanded the British Army against the French at Dettingen. It was the last time a reigning British monarch would personally lead troops into battle.
Which Monarch was the oldest when they came to the throne?
William IV came to the throne in 1830 at the age of 64 years and 309 days
Who was the first King to be buried in Westminster Abbey?
Edward the confessor was buried at the newly completed Westminster Abbey in 1065
Which King's remains were found under a car park in Leicester?
King Richard III
In August 2012 a search began underneath a car park in Leicester where they unearthed the skeleton on King Richard III
Which one of Henry VIII's wives lived the longest?
Catherine of Aragon
Catherine of Aragon was Henrys VIII's first wife and his longest marriage. Catherine sadly died at the age of 50 in 1536
What year did the Royal family adopt the surname Windsor?
The House of Windsor came into being in 1917, when the name was adopted as the British Royal Family's official name by a proclamation of King George V, replacing the historic name of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha. It remains the family name of the current Royal Family.
Who was the first King of ALL of England?
Athelstan was king of Wessex and the first king of all England.
Who was the last British monarch of the House of Hanover?
In 1901, when Queen Victoria, the last British monarch provided by the House of Hanover, died, her son and heir Edward VII became the first British Monarch of the House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Edward taking his family name from that of his father, Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha.
Which English King was beheaded?
January 30 1649 Charles I was beheaded for treason