- List of Irish monarchs
There were 33 English / British
monarchs who were also monarchs of Irelandfrom 1177 to 1949. Henry II of Englandfirst created the title of Lord of Ireland for his youngest son John Lackland in 1177. He had first sought to have John made King of Ireland. This would appear to have been a strategy of his father's to divide his Angevin possessions between his four sons. The approval of Pope Alexander IIIwas sought to have John crowned King of Ireland. Disagreements with first Alexander III and then his successor Pope Lucius IIIcaused this to be delayed and instead John went as only Lord of Ireland. When John arrived in Ireland the people grew to despise him] || || 4 October 1626 Huntingdon
son of Oliver Cromwell and Elizabeth Bourchier || Dorothy Maijor
nine children || 12 July 1712
aged 85 [ the Hanoverian succession and ultimately the Union was ratified by the English Parliament and subsequently the Scottish Parliament in 1707."
1 November 1682
two children || 11 June 1727
aged 81During George III's reign The Kingdom's of Great Britain and Ireland merged to become the
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Irelandunder the Act of Union 1800.
In 1949 twenty-six counties in the southern part of
Irelandbecame the Republic of Irelandand thus the British Monarchs continue to rule only over the remaining northern counties of the island that are part of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
House of Windsor
"Following dominion status being conferred on the Irish Free State in 1922, in 1927 the title "King of Ireland" was re-introduced, and lasted until Ireland became a republic in 1949."
1922–1936 [ [http://www.britroyals.com/kings.asp?id=george5 King George V] . URL last accessed 21 January 2006.] ||
20 January –
11 December 1936 [http://www.englishmonarchs.co.uk/windsor_3.htm House of Windsor - Edward VIII] . URL last accessed 21 January 2006.] ||
aged 77 [ [http://www.royal.gov.uk/output/Page143.asp Royal Government's The House of Windsor - Edward VIII] . URL last accessed 21 January 2006.]
1949 [http://www.englishmonarchs.co.uk/windsor_2.htm House of Windsor - George VI] . URL last accessed 21 January 2006.] || .]
As the British monarchs continue to rule over
Northern Ireland, as a constituent part of the United Kingdom, the continuation of this list is at List of British monarchs.
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