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Longest reigning monarchs

Do you know who is the longest reigning monarch? Do you know who reigned the longest before them? It might have something to do with these two! Do you know who they are? Open the document below to fill in the missing information by using your own research. You can complete the work on the sheet or create your own fact files on paper. 10 dojos for each fact file! Good luck!

Now you know a bit more about the British monarchs throughout history, do you think you could name some of them using only their pictures and clues provided?


TASK: Open the word documents Monarch pictures and CLUES below. Can you work out who is who? You can print the sheets if needed and write their names on (or you can draw them or simply write their name next to the number on a piece of paper). Try to use just the clues provided, no sneaky Googling! You might need to ask an adult if you are unsure of some of the words. 25 dojos if you can name all of them! Send your answers to Good luck!

Extra challenge: Can you create a timeline for the Monarchs, putting them in the order in which they reigned? You will need to use the dates to help you. Again, you could print or draw them.

Can you name all the English monarchs of history?

Clink on the picture below and listen to the Horrible Histories Monarchs Song. Use the song to help answer the questions below. Send your answers to 25 dojos are on offer for all 10 correct answers. You are allowed to watch the video more than once! You will need to remember your Roman numerals! For an extra 5 dojos, choose 5 monarchs and write an interesting fact for each of them. Good luck!


  1. Who did they call the first English King even though he was French?
  2. Which King was known as a disaster?
  3. Who fought wars with Henry VII?
  4. How many wives did Henry VIII have?
  5. Which monarch died young?
  6. Who didn’t have any children?
  7. Which King lost his head?
  8. Which King liked to party?
  9. How long did Queen Victoria reign for?
  10. Which monarch was on the throne before Queen Elizabeth II?

Who are these people?



The people above are members of the British Royal Family. In particular, lots of them are in line to the throne!


Once you have worked out who they are, your task is to put them on a time line in order of when they were born. Who is the oldest? Who is the youngest? You might have to do a bit of research to find out their dates of birth. 


Now you can make your own timelines.

What about a timeline of your own family? You could draw pictures or use photos and ask them everyone when they were born, day, month and year.

What about a timeline of when players joined your favourite sporting team?

Or a timeline of when a musician or band released their hits?

Send us your finished examples to

Family Trees


Now you know a little bit about the British Royal Family, can you work out who is who?

Who is married to who?

Who has children?

Who is their mum or dad?

Who has grand children?

Try making a family tree for the Royal Family.


If you want a challenge you can work out who is missing.

I haven't included the Queen's parents or her sister, she had more children than just Charles and they also had children... so the family tree will get a lot bigger. 


How about making your own family tree?

There is a template below for you to use or you could create your own!

Family Crests


Does your family have a coat of arms? 


Mrs Bryzak: My name 'Bryzak' doesn't have a family crest but my previous name 'Hargreaves' did. The Hargreaves name has descended through the generations from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. Their name comes from having lived in Hargrave, a place-name found in the counties of Cheshire. Alternatively, the name could have been derived from a Saxon occupation, as "the provider or commissary of an army [...]"




Mr Richardson: The name Richardson was brought to England in the great wave of migration following the Norman Conquest of 1066. It comes from the Old German name "Ricard," meaning "powerful" and "brave."







Mr Moore: The English surname Moore is derived from the personal name "More," which is itself derived from the Old French word "maur," meaning "Moor."




Find out about our royal family's coat of arms.

What is the Queen's surname?

A coat of arms is different to a family crest.

Can you find out the difference?




Now find out about your own family's coat of arms

and where your name came from.

If you can't find your coat of arms - you could always

make up your own! There is a template below to use. 


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