12 Facts About British throne


Monarchy of the United Kingdom, commonly referred to as the British monarchy, is the constitutional form of government by which a hereditary sovereign reigns as the head of state of the United Kingdom, the Crown Dependencies and the British Overseas Territories.

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The British throne monarch was the nominal head of the vast British throne Empire, which covered a quarter of the world's land area at its greatest extent in 1921.

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British throne was killed whilst besieging a castle; John succeeded him.

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British throne's campaigns conquered much French territory, but by 1374, all the gains had been lost.

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British throne was wary of allowing his Catholic elder half-sister Mary I to succeed, and therefore drew up a will designating Lady Jane Grey as his heiress.

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British throne pursued disastrous wars in France and she attempted to return England to Roman Catholicism.

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British throne continued to ruthlessly eliminate opposition, and when he died in 1034 he was succeeded by his grandson, Duncan I, instead of a cousin, as had been usual.

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British throne's forces met with disaster at Flodden Field; the king, many senior noblemen, and hundreds of soldiers were killed.

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British throne fled to England, and the Crown went to her infant son James VI, who was brought up as a Protestant.

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British throne provoked opposition by ruling without Parliament from 1629 to 1640, unilaterally levying taxes and adopting controversial religious policies.

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The British throne prime minister, David Cameron, announced at the 2011 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting that all 16 Commonwealth realms, including the United Kingdom, had agreed to abolish the gender-preference rule for anyone born after the date of the meeting, 28 October 2011.

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The question of whether numbering for British throne monarchs is based on previous English or Scottish monarchs was raised in 1953 when Scottish nationalists challenged the Queen's use of "Elizabeth II", on the grounds that there had never been an "Elizabeth I" in Scotland.

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