If Elizabeth I of England were to die childless, James was the most likely successor. With a view to gaining favour with the ageing queen, James signed the Treaty of Berwick with her in James married Anne of Denmark in The union produced seven children, of whom only three Henry, Charles and Elizabeth survived into adulthood.
Royal coat of arms of the Kings of England— This list of kings and queens of the Kingdom of England begins with Alfred the GreatKing of Wessexone of the seven petty kingdoms to rule a portion of modern England.
Alfred styled himself King of the Anglo-Saxons and while he was not the first king to lay claim to rule all of the Englishhis rule represents the first unbroken line of Kings to rule the whole of England, the House of Wessex.
The seven main Anglo-Saxon petty kingdoms to be unified as the early Kingdom of England Arguments are made for a few different kings deemed to control enough of the seven ancient kingdoms of the Anglo-Saxons to be deemed the first King of England.
For example, Offaking of Merciaand Egbertking of Wessexare sometimes described as kings of England by popular writers, but it is no longer the majority view of historians that their wide dominions are part of a process leading to a unified England, as highlighted by historian Simon Keynes stating, for example, that "Offa was driven by a lust for power, not a vision of English unity; and what he left was a reputation, not a legacy.
In Egbert of Wessex conquered Mercia, but he soon lost control of it. It was not until the late ninth century that one kingdom, Wessex, had become the dominant Anglo-Saxon kingdom. Its king, Alfred the Great, was overlord of western Mercia and used the title King of the Angles and Saxons, but he never ruled eastern and northern England, which was then known as the Danelawhaving earlier been conquered by the Danes from Scandinavia.
By royal proclamation, James styled himself "King of Great Britain", but no such kingdom was actually created untilwhen England and Scotland united to form the new Kingdom of Great Britainwith a single British parliament sitting at Westminsterduring the reign of Queen Anne.Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly; Standing Armies and Armed Citizens: An Historical Analysis of The Second Amendment, by Roy G.
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Timeline. Introduction. The New World Before “Discovery,” and the First Contacts. James II and VII (14 October O.S. – 16 September ) was King of England and Ireland as James II and King of Scotland as James VII, from 6 February until he was deposed in the Glorious Revolution of He was the last Roman Catholic monarch of England, Scotland and Ireland..
The second surviving son of Charles I, he ascended the throne upon the death of his brother, Charles II.
That depends. The first kings to rule all of England were probably one of the bretanwealdas, an Anglo-Saxon term meaning more or less “broad-ruler”.
 These ruled one or the other of the Anglo-Saxon kingdoms in the so-called Heptarchy  direct. While Eadred was the first universally recognised king of a united England, it was not until the reign of Edgar the Peaceful that the integration of all the English regions under a single administration was completed, making it highly unlikely that the slip back into regional rule that happened during the lifetime of Edwy could be repeated.
This list of kings and queens of the Kingdom of England begins with Alfred the Great, King of Wessex, one of the petty kingdoms to rule a portion of modern England.
Alfred styled himself King of the Anglo-Saxons and while he was not the first king to lay claim to rule all of the English, his rule represents the first unbroken line of Kings to rule the whole of England, the House of Wessex.