A prequel to kanon42's English monarchy nodes, since England didn't start having monarchs in 1066. The Briton kingdoms and the early Anglo-Saxon rulers didn't rule all of what is now England, but at various times kings came pretty close, such as Offa of Mercia, who controlled almost all of England and was addressed by the Pope as "King of the English."

The first person traditionally considered a proper king of England (though not the parts that were under Danish rule at the time) is Alfred the Great, who reigned from 871 to 899. Following Alfred were:

And then the Normans invaded, with William the Conqueror saying Edward the Confessor had promised him the English throne rather than Harold.

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