I've been thinking about the history of the English Throne and looked up the history on Wiki tonight fallowing all the way from King Offa in 774 to the current holder Queen Elizabeth II.
Learned some interesting things such as I didn't think people lived that long in the 1600s but King Richard Cromwell died at 85 the oldest King so far. The youngest to asend to the Throne was King Edward VI at the age of 9; who later died of illness. Edward VI named Lady Jane Grey as his heir presumptive. Four days after his death, Jane was proclaimed queen. Nine days after the proclamation, Edward VI's Catholic half-sister Mary had managed to find sufficient support to ride into London in a triumphal procession on 19 July. Jane was executed in 1554, aged 16. Few historians consider her to have been a legitimate monarch.
Sorry if this was a boring history lesson but I thought it was interesting. I also have a question for you. In today's society does the whole Royal Family mean anything anymore? I've heard that the Queen is just a figure head and that Parliament and the Prime minister hold all the power. However i've also heard that the Queen still has power to declare war anytime she chooses. Also I question what's going to happen when Elizabeth dies; Charles 61, Anne 59, Andrew 49, and Edward 45. I know that if she dies Charles takes over then i'm guessing it would go to his kids and if all of them die then it would go to Anna?
Hope you enjoyed this post of my random thoughts and I think I did well for not having an English history leason.