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That's actually par for the course. The old king must die, which is usually when you're only slightly younger. Elizabeth and Victoria were the crass exceptions with their sixty-year reigns, and that chiefly because they were so young when they became queen, and in times where kings and queens no longer rode into battle.

The average king has maybe fifteen years.

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On 2/6/2024 at 1:29 AM, Ssnake said:

That's actually par for the course. The old king must die, which is usually when you're only slightly younger. Elizabeth and Victoria were the crass exceptions with their sixty-year reigns, and that chiefly because they were so young when they became queen, and in times where kings and queens no longer rode into battle.

The average king has maybe fifteen years.

Don't forget 45 years for Elizabeth the 1st. 

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https://www.britroyals.com/reigned.asp

 

Monarch Dates Days Length of Reign
1. Queen Elizabeth II Ascended: February 6, 1952 - 
Died: September 8, 2022
25,782 70 years 7 months 1 days
2. Queen Victoria Ascended: June 20, 1837 - 
Died: January 22, 1901
23,226 63 years 7 months 2 days
3. King George III Ascended: October 25, 1760 - 
Died: January 29, 1820
21,644 59 years 3 months 2 days
4. King Henry III Ascended: October 18, 1216 - 
Died: November 16, 1272
20,483 56 years 29 days
5. King Edward III Ascended: January 25, 1327 - 
Died: June 21, 1377
18,410 50 years 4 months 25 days
6. Queen Elizabeth I Ascended: November 17, 1558 - 
Died: March 24, 1603
16,198 44 years 4 months 5 days
7. King Henry VI Ascended: September 1, 1422 - 
Deposed March 4, 1461, Restored Oct 3, 1470, Died: May 21, 1471
14,294 39 years 1 months 18 days
8. King Aethelred II The Unready Ascended: March 18, 978 - 
Died: April 23, 1016
13,915 38 years 1 months 5 days
9. King Henry VIII Ascended: April 21, 1509 - 
Died: January 28, 1547
13,796 37 years 9 months 7 days
10. King Henry I Ascended: August 3, 1100 - 
Died: December 2, 1135
12,904 35 years 3 months 28 days
11. King Henry II Ascended: October 25, 1154 - 
Died: July 6, 1189
12,673 34 years 8 months 11 days
12. King Edward I Longshanks Ascended: November 20, 1272 - 
Died: July 7, 1307
12,646 34 years 7 months 14 days
13. King George II Ascended: June 11, 1727 - 
Died: October 25, 1760,
Note: Adjusted for change from Julian to Gregorian calendar 1751/1752
12,098 33 years 1 months 14 days
14. King George V Ascended: May 6, 1910 - 
Died: January 20, 1936
9,390 25 years 8 months 15 days
15. King Edward The Elder Ascended: October, 899 - 
Died: July 17, 924
9,055 24 years 9 months 15 days
16. King Charles II Ascended: May 29, 1660 - 
Died: February 6, 1685
9,019 24 years 8 months 9 days
17. King Charles I Ascended: March 27, 1625 - 
Died: January 30, 1649
8,710 23 years 10 months 4 days
18. King Henry VII Ascended: August 22, 1485 - 
Died: April 21, 1509
8,642 23 years 7 months 28 days
19. King Edward The Confessor Ascended: June 8, 1042 - 
Died: January 5, 1066
8,612 23 years 6 months 28 days
20. King Richard II Ascended: June 22, 1377 - 
Died: February 14, 1400
8,272 22 years 7 months 23 days
21. King James I Ascended: March 24, 1603 - 
Died: March 27, 1625,
King of Scotland 57 years 1567-1625
8,039 22 years 3 days
22. King Edward IV Ascended: March 4, 1461 - 
Deposed October 3, 1470, Restored May 21, 1471, Died: April 9, 1483
7,841 21 years 5 months 18 days
23. King William I The Conqueror Ascended: December 25, 1066 - 
Died: September 9, 1087
7,563 20 years 8 months 14 days
24. King Edward II Ascended: July 8, 1307 - 
Died: September 21, 1327
7,380 20 years 2 months 14 days

 

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 Certainly a more interesting way than dysentery which is what killed the Black Prince. 

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Yes, always very partial to the Black Prince. Reputedly there is a saphire in the crown today that comes from a crown the Black Prince war at crecy. or at least, the legend is, that he drilled a hole in it, so he could wear the Prince of wales feathers in it. As the late Queen said, seems a rather rash thing to do.

 

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