British monarchs

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This is a list of the Kings and Queens of Great Britain, Ireland and the United Kingdom who reigned after England and Scotland joined together in 1707. Great Britain and Ireland joined together in 1801. For a list of British monarchs before 1707, see English monarchs and Scottish monarchs.

Monarchs of Great Britain and Ireland[change | edit source]

House of Stuart[change | edit source]

House of Hanover[change | edit source]

Monarchs of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland[change | edit source]

House of Hanover[change | edit source]

House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha[change | edit source]

The royal household changed its name to Saxe-Coburg-Gotha after Queen Victoria married Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, but Victoria stayed part of the House of Hanover. With Monarchs it started in 1901. It ended in 1910 with the death of Edward VII, but the name was not changed util 1917 by George V

House of Windsor[change | edit source]

In 1917 King George V changed the royal household's name to Windsor because the United Kingdom was at war with Germany and Saxe-Coburg-Gotha is a German name. The house had officially ended in 1910 upon death of Edward VII.

Monarchs of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland[change | edit source]

In 1921 Ireland was split into the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. Northern Ireland stayed part of the United Kingdom. However, the name was not changed until 6 years later.

House of Windsor[change | edit source]