Definition of KING


KING

The chief magistrate of a kingdom, vested usually with the executive power. 2. The following table of the reigns of English and British kings and queens, commencing with the Reports, is added, to assist the student in many points of chronology.


Accession.
Henry III.............................................. 1216
Edward I............................................... 1272
Edward II.............................................. 1307
Edward III............................................. 1307
Richard II............................................. 1377
Henry IV..............................................1399
Henry V...............................................1413
Henyv VI..............................................1422
Edward IV.............................................1461
Edward V..............................................1483
Richard III...........................................1483
Henry VII.............................................1485
Henry VIII............................................1509
Edward VI.............................................1547
Mary..................................................1553
Elizabeth.............................................1558
James I...............................................1603
Charles I.............................................1625
Charles II............................................1660
James II..............................................1685
William III...........................................1689
Anne..................................................1702
George I..............................................1714
George II.............................................1727
George III............................................1760
George IV.............................................1820
William IV............................................1830
Victoria..............................................1837
Vide article Reports.




Source: Bouviers Law Dictionary 1856 Edition

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