Oh yes — this certainly sounds fascinating and interesting! I know most of the people mentioned but there were a couple whom I didn’t know about, so thank you for ‘educating’ me on this! 🙂
BTW, would you consider Empress Matilda? Technically she was never queen as she wasn’t crowned though she got close to it, and instead it was her son Henry (the future Henry II) who became king.
A conversation on facebook about Edward VI got us thinking about other ‘lost’ monarchs. These are kings or queens who died young, or heirs to the throne that never made it. I’m going to try and come up with a list. All contributions appreciated!
Edgar Ætheling, briefly Harold Godwinsson’s heir after the battle of Hastings, before the English decided it was pointless (thank so chris y for this!)
William Adelin, son of Henry I – drowned in the wreck of the White Ship
Henry the Young King, son of Henry II (thanks Jayne Smith for the reminder!)
Arthur of Brittany, grandson of Henry II (thanks to Esther!)
Three sons of Edward I who died in childhood, John, Henry and Alfonso (thanks to Celia Parker)
Edward, the Black Prince
Edward of Lancaster
Edward of Middleham, son of Richard III (suggested by Celia Parker. I’m still on the edge with…
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