Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Fact of the Day: Baby King

The youngest monarch in British/English history was Henry VI who took the throne at almost 9 months old. Mary Queen of Scots became Queen at six days old but she was never Queen of England nor Great Britain.

9 comments:

  1. Hope he had a good royal diaper changer

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  2. PBS is showing the BBC Hollow Crown series right now of Shakespeare's "Henry VI" plays, Part 1 and 2. Are you watching? The next play in the series is Benedict Cumberbatch in "Richard III" -- can hardly wait for that one!

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  3. At the time it seemed monarchies were the best way to govern, even if it meant a "regency" for a child monarch.

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  4. Oh wow, but I guess they all had advisers anyways...

    -Kati

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  5. That's so interesting!!! I had no idea.

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  6. The poor guy had such a tough life too! I stood right beside the spot where he murdered in the Tower of London. Most times I think it is good NOT to be king!

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  7. I just read up on his life... sad...

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