Brief History of the Royal Family

Brief History of the Royal Family

The Royal Family from 1066 until today.

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Research help from:

Dr. Carolyn Harris, University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies, author of “Magna Carta and Its Gifts to Canada” and “Queenship and Revolution in Early Modern Europe”


Dr. Arianne Chernock, Boston University (


Dr. Martin Menke, Rivier University (

Much appreciation to for making the Total Annihilation clip.

Special Thanks:

Mike Lanier, PervertedThomas , Thomas J Miller Jr MD, rictic , Ian , Saki Comandao, Daniel Slater, Christian Cooper, Michael Little, Robert Kunz, Nicklas Ulvnäs, Xibixi , Sean Maguire, Ripta Pasay, Faust Fairbrook, Michael Mrozek, Chris Woodall, Ron Bowes, Tómas Árni Jónasson, Mikko , Derek Bonner, Derek Jackson, Iain Flockton, Sokhom Chhim, Orbit_Junkie , Andres Villacres, Jim , Eren Polat, Chang Wang, Kozo Ota, Mark , Jason Lewandowski, Nevin Spoljaric, Veronica Peshterianu, Paul Tomblin, Travis Wichert, Andrew Bailey, Alex Morales, Ryan E Manning, Erik Parasiuk, Rhys Parry, Arian Flores, Maarten van der Blij, Sam Kokin, Kevin Anderson, Gustavo Jimenez, Thomas Petersen, Kyle Bloom, David , Ryan Nielsen, Esteban Santana Santana, Dag Viggo Lokøen, Tristan Watts-Willis, John Rogers, Edward Adams, Kevin , Leon , Alexander Kosenkov, ken mcfarlane, Brandon Callender, Pierre Perrott, Timothy Moran, Peter Lomax, Emil , John Bevan, Tijmen van Dien, ShiroiYami , Owen Degen, Alex Schuldberg, Ryan Constantin, Jacob Ostling, John Waltmans, Solon Carter, Joel Wunderle, Rescla , GhostDivision , Andrew Proue, David Lombardo, David Palomares, Cas Eliëns, Freddi Hørlyck, Richard Jenkins, Chris Chapin, Austin Keller, , سليمان العقل, Tony DiLascio, Linh , Osric Lord-Williams, Ryan , Maxime Zielony, AUFFRAY Clement, Caswal Parker, Richard Harrison, Lachlan Holmes , John Lee, John Buchan, Ian N Riopel, Ilan , Elizabeth Keathley, Karl Johan Stensland Dy, Tod Kurt, Bear , Phil Gardner, Jordan Melville, Stephen Lawless, Martin , Robert McKone, Steven Grimm, Alistair Forbes, Lou Rivellini, Tom Maher, Dan Lesser, Joe Pantry

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20 Responses

  1. Mario Mlečka says:

    Beautifully clever, funny and entertaining! I have missed these. Please do
    more videos!

  2. LBlend says:

    My brain just exploded

  3. BiscuitEdi says:

    If I can remmember game of thrones I can remmember this.

  4. Thukfudo says:

    I think it is the perfect opportunity to say:
    Long live the Queen!

  5. Mitch Neilson says:

    this is awesome

  6. DFB3636 says:

    “Bigger-Army Diplomacy” and “Faster-Army Diplomacy” are the best phrases
    I’ve heard all week.

  7. JamesSrsly says:

    Another important factor in Edward VIII’s forced abdication was that he was
    very sympathetic to the Nazi cause – a cause that the British government
    was preparing to fight against at the time. It was felt that a Nazi
    sympathiser for a king would not be a good idea…

  8. Gianni Roubot says:

    Elizabeth II may be the world’s longest reigning queen, but gender appart,
    the current king of Thailand (Rama IX) was coronated in 1950 (and started
    to reign 4 years before that).

  9. Spiro20004 says:

    i spy a little creeper…

  10. gnet kuji says:

    And I’m sure every one of these people were the best people who could have
    possibly held the office at the time. It’s inconceivable that anyone could
    have been better at the duties for the head of state, or that there might
    be a better system of choosing someone to rule than to simply crown the
    most ruthless child in their family…

    It strikes me as bizarre that monarchies lasted so long before people
    finally admitted the whole concept was top-level absurd. Which is why even
    those who still have royal families removed all their most important
    powers. Genetic lottery is simply no way to run a state.

  11. Viewer says:

    “Lost America and his mind. But never fear the rules are here.”
    Best part

  12. Ryan Davidson says:

    Kind of cool seeing the progression of art styles for these portraits.

  13. Matt Zhachek says:

    YES!!!!!!!!! He’s Alive

  14. Wesley Nielen says:

    would love to see more videos from your channel!

  15. nitr0gamer58 says:

    Now do France.

  16. David Schönfelder says:

    Never mined Game of Thrones, this is truly complicated.

  17. Elite Spartan says:

    Good video

  18. TheOfficialFactory13 says:

    yeah lets end it at Elisabeth, and elect a president a lot less messy….

  19. The Under Network | says:

    *Brief History of the Psychopathic Family* I fixed that for you lol

  20. nightravin says:

    I feel like the word BRIEF should be in quotes: “Brief” History of the
    Royal Family