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Edward VII (Tudor Rose)

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Edward VII of Britannia, II of France, I of Iberia and Italy
Timeline: Tudor Rose

Emperor of Britannia and Iberia, King of France and Italy
30 September, 1628 - 28 March, 1673

Predecessor: Henry IX
Successor: Henry X
Born: 1 January 1613
Hampton Court Palace, near London
Died: 28 March 1673

Edward VII of Britannia (II in France and I in all other realms) was the 5th Monarch of the Tudor Dynasty, the first Emperor of Britannia (The merged Crowns of England, Scotland and Ireland), the first Emperor of Iberia and the first King of Italy. Upon ascending to the throne in 1628, Edward was advised to take advantage of both his popularity in, and the consolidated state of, the British Isles. This resulted in the merger of the Kingdoms of England, Scotland and Ireland into the Empire of Britannia. Edward himself chose the name of the new state, and he and his fellow family members insisted that the title be that of an Emperor so that the Tudor Monarch would at last be officially what he already was quite obviously in practice. In 1642 in an effort to consolidate his power in the Iberian peninsula, Edward merged Spain and Portugal together to form the Iberian Empire. Edward's final change in title would occur in 1661 when, after expanding the size of his Italian possessions, he declared himself King of Italy (which was not officially recognized by any other nation) despite controlling nowhere near all of the Italian peninsula. At his death, the Tudor Domains remained the largest in world history up to that point. He would be succeeded by his son, Henry X, who would both usher in the highest pinnacle of Tudor power and would also bring about the fall of the Tudor dynasty and Western Europe.

Edward's controversial title merges are generally viewed as being the direct catalyst to the formation of a single Tudor led state and, indirectly, the catalyst to the Dynasty's brutal collapse and the resulting reshaping of Europe.

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