History Jar Challenge week 10 -monarchs whose mothers weren’t queens of England.

 

published by John Player & Sons, after Unknown artist
colour relief halftone cigarette card, 1935
NPG D48131
© National Portrait Gallery, London

I was delighted to discover that the National Portrait Gallery has a set of royal portrait cards dating from 1935. Interestingly a number of queens are also depicted but I’m not giving you any clues on this occasion.

This week’s challenge has been set, with thanks, from Michael. Please identify “English Monarchs whose mothers were not queens of England.” There are a surprising number and take us away from assorted fortifications and battles for the time being.

4 thoughts on “History Jar Challenge week 10 -monarchs whose mothers weren’t queens of England.

  1. Should we be including those before the Norman Conquest, because I make it 13 of those plus 17 afterwards?

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