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Which Dethroned English King Deserved It The Most?

Discussion in 'Archive: Census and Games' started by EmpireForever, May 19, 2009.

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Which Dethroned English King Deserved It The Most?

Poll closed May 24, 2009.
  1. Harold Godwinson

    18.2%
  2. Edward II

    9.1%
  3. Richard II

    4.5%
  4. Henry VI

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. Edward IV

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. Edward V

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. Richard III

    13.6%
  8. Charles I

    27.3%
  9. James II

    27.3%
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  1. EmpireForever

    EmpireForever Force Ghost star 8

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    Which monarch earned the boot?


    *Poll by Zaz
     
  2. MandaloreYak

    MandaloreYak Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Harold. Lookit him, with no Roman numerals after his name. He's not fit to rule!
     
  3. NYCitygurl

    NYCitygurl Manager Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    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.
     
  4. Rouge77

    Rouge77 Jedi Knight star 5

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    Richard III.
     
  5. Sinrebirth

    Sinrebirth Mod-Emperor of the EUC, Lit, RPF and SWC star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    James 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.
     
  6. Darth_Windu06

    Darth_Windu06 Jedi Youngling star 3

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    Harold Godwinson
     
  7. Zaz

    Zaz Jedi Knight star 9

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    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.
     
  8. Qui-Gon_Reborn

    Qui-Gon_Reborn Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Richard III.
     
  9. Drac39

    Drac39 Force Ghost star 6

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    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
     
  10. Zaz

    Zaz Jedi Knight star 9

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    Not really; the country would have accepted it *if* he had not tried to extend it to the country itself. Bad idea, Jim.
     
  11. EMPEROR_WINDU

    EMPEROR_WINDU Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Harold for the simple reason that he needs his last name included to be recognized.
     
  12. Zaz

    Zaz Jedi Knight star 9

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    [face_laugh]

    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.
     
  13. Zaz

    Zaz Jedi Knight star 9

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    I can't believe Harald is winning this...:p
     
  14. CloneUncleOwen

    CloneUncleOwen Jedi Master star 4

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    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.).

    ...introduced... [face_hypnotized] :eek:
     
  15. Zaz

    Zaz Jedi Knight star 9

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    Henry VI established Oxford and Cambridge...I think...
     
  16. CloneUncleOwen

    CloneUncleOwen Jedi Master star 4

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    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.
     
  17. Zaz

    Zaz Jedi Knight star 9

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    I'm wrong, then.
     
  18. Zaz

    Zaz Jedi Knight star 9

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    I wouldn't believe that story; they probably smothered him.
     
  19. zacparis

    zacparis VIP star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Charles I

    lol @ including Edward V. :p
     
  20. ILuvJarJar

    ILuvJarJar Jedi Master star 6

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    James II (as said before) was an idiot.
     
  21. Darth_Brutus666

    Darth_Brutus666 Jedi Master star 4

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    Dec 25, 2006
    Shouldn't have been a catholic supporter James....
     
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