From the Normans to the Windsors, the Kings and Queens of our islands.
Our journey begins when Duke William of Normandy landed at Pevensey to claim the throne
The Plantagenets were dominated by two houses, which led to the War of the Roses.
The three main Tudor monarchs turned England into a powerful Renaissance state.
The Stuarts were head of all three states between 1603 and 1714, under a personal union.
The House of Hanover were of German descent who succeeded the House of Stuart.
After the marriage of Queen Victoria to Prince Albert we enter a Royal dynasty.
King George V chose the House of Windsor as the new family name.
Elizabeth I stayed single declaring she was wedded to the nation.
Henry VIII was on a quest for a son, but in the process he managed to notch up six wives.
It's mad to think that since 1066 only 41 men and women have sat on the throne of England.