This particular list of the monarchs of England begins with the common ancestor of all monarchs after the POD, Edward III, and continues to the present. For kings before Edward III, see List of English monarchs. This list also serves as a family tree, showing the relation of each monarch to the others.
Many kings of England listed here were simply contenders and pretenders, quickly deposed by their successors, but later kings would restore to the line of kings by their regnal numbers. John of Lancaster and John Clifford were both considered pretenders by the Plantagenet-York dynasty and both claimed to be John III. However, when John Meredith became king, he was known as John V, retroactively legitimizing the two Johns before him.
Kings of England have also, at various times, been Kings of Ireland, Dukes of Normandy and Brittany, and the sons of Richard IX were also Emperors of the Federated Commonwealth.
English monarchs are marked in bold. Claimants not recognized are marked in italics.