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The Norman Kings of England in Medieval Times
The Kings of England in Medieval Times started with the Norman Invasion. From 1066 -1154 - The Normans ruled the English after their victory at the Battle of Hastings when William, Duke of Normandy was crowned King of England (William I) better known as William the Conqueror.

The Norman dynasty included four Kings of England in Medieval Times:

William the Conqueror 1066-1087
William Rufus 1087-1100 ( the second son of William the Conqueror )
King Henry I 1100-1135 ( William Rufus' brother)

Queen Matilda ( daughter of King Henry I replaced by her cousin King Stephen )

King Stephen 1135-1154 (nephew of Henry I)

The Plantagenet Kings of England in Medieval Times
From 1154 - 1377 the Plantagenet Kings of England (Angevin Line) ruled the English. The Plantagenet Kings of England (the Angevin dynasty) included seven Kings of England in Medieval Times:

King Henry II 1154-1189 (grandson of Henry I)
Richard the Lionheart 1189-1199 (third son of Henry II)
King John 1199-1216 (fifth son of Henry II)
King Henry III 1216-1272 (son of John)
King Edward I 1272-1307 (son of Henry III)
King Edward II 1307-1327 (son of Edward I)
King Edward III 1327-1377 (son of Edward II)

The Royal Houses of Lancaster and York became Kings of England in Medieval Times
From 1377 - 1485 the Royal Houses of Lancaster and York became Kings of England in Medieval Times and ruled the English. The Lancaster and York Kings of England included seven Kings of England in Medieval Times:

King Richard II 1377-1399 (grandson of Edward III, son of the Black Prince)
King Henry IV 1399-1413 (grandson of Edward III, son of John of Gaunt)
King Henry V 1413-1422 (son of Henry IV)
King Henry VI 1422-1461 (son of Henry V)
King Edward IV 1461-1483 ( youngest son of Edward III )
Edward V - One of the little Prices in the Tower
King Richard III 1483-1485 (uncle of Edward V)
The defeat of Richard III at the Battle of Bosworth saw the emergence of a new era in English History - the Tudors starting with the man who claimed victory over Richard III - Henry Tudor who became King Henry VII on August 22, 1485.
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Medieval Kings of England - Who was King Arthur?
If we look at the Timeline of Medieval Kings the name of King Arthur does not appear. So who was King Arthur and where does King Arthur fit in to the History of the Kings of Britain? We associate King Arthur with the Knights of the Round Table, with the Code of Chivalry and courtly love and with a place called Camelot and a magician called Merlin. The following links unravel the mystery and legend which is King Arthur:

King Arthur
The Real King Arthur
The Legend of King Arthur
Medieval Kings of England Timelines
Timelines of Medieval Kings of England:
William the Conqueror Timeline
William Rufus Timeline
King Henry I Timeline
King Stephen  Timeline
King Henry II  Timeline
King Richard the Lionheart  Timeline
King John Timeline
King Henry III  Timeline
King Edward I  Timeline
King Edward II  Timeline
King Edward III  Timeline
King Richard II  Timeline
King Henry IV  Timeline
King Henry V  Timeline
King Henry VI  Timeline
King Edward IV  Timeline
King Richard III  Timeline
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