Discussion in 'Archive: Census and Games' started by EmpireForever, May 19, 2009.
Which monarch earned the boot?
*Poll by Zaz
Harold. Lookit him, with no Roman numerals after his name. He's not fit to rule!
I love Harold!!
I think Richard II. I like Richard I, I like Richard III (yes that's right, I don't think he's as much of a villain as he's made out to be), but I never liked Richard II.
While Charles was at least making a point, James was busy fighting over a point that he'd already lost and didn't have the guts to fight again. A ridiculously public Catholic in the circumstances, spiting the people and Parliament for the sake of it. Charles II played a beautiful game of balance with the Parliament, not quite working with them, not quite daring enough to cause a war to subdue his people.
James was, in short, an idiot.
Charles I. If he'd kept his paws off religion, he'd have died in his bed.
Charles II is my candidate for the English king that *should* have been dethroned, but wasn't. Taking money from Louis XIV for neutrality, and promising to turn England Catholic in exchange...nice guy. Louis XIV didn't make the latter a condition; Charles *proposed* it.
James II, selfish and power hungry. England could not sustain his breed of ruling. It was also political suicide for him to be a Catholic supporter
Not really; the country would have accepted it *if* he had not tried to extend it to the country itself. Bad idea, Jim.
Harold for the simple reason that he needs his last name included to be recognized.
His actual regnal name is Harald II, there being a Danish King who ruled England under the name Harald I. But Harald was really English, which made him an exception to the rule of English kings. I wouldn't pick him at all.
I can't believe Harald is winning this...
Edward II. Ever see the film BRAVEHEART? The weak-kneed brat that is
Longshank's son... that's him. He almost destroyed England with his disasterous
policies and was forced to abdicate. He was murdered in bed by the following manner:
...a plumbers iron, heated intensely hot, was introduced through a tube into his
anus so that it burned the inner portions beyond the intestines. - Thomas de la Moore.
Yep. They shoved a red-hot poker up his bum and scrambled his guts with it; that's how
much people hated him. Strange thing is that after word got out how he was murdered,
the public felt sorry for him, and so concentrated on only the good things he had done
when writing his histories (establishing Oxford and Cambridge, etc.).
Henry VI established Oxford and Cambridge...I think...
My mistake. After lengthy discussion with the highest authorities available
(oh, baloney, I checked Wp), it turns out EII was the first monarch to
establish colleges in the already extant universities; he did not found
the universities themselves.
I don't know about Henry VI, though. I didn't follow that one up.
I'm wrong, then.
I wouldn't believe that story; they probably smothered him.
lol @ including Edward V.
James II (as said before) was an idiot.
Shouldn't have been a catholic supporter James....