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The kings of Jorvik are dated from the reign of Sweyn Forkbeard, even though Jorvik didn't become an independent entity until the invasion of Cnut of Denmark. Even then, Jorvik wasn't an official state until the Treaty of Lincoln, which ended the War of Wessexian Succession, signed by Cnuts successor, Harold I, after his death at the Battle of Lincoln.

It was only during Harald I's reign, however, that Jórvík truly received an independent government. Cnut had neglected to foster a separate governing body in the portion of England allotted to him after the Battle of Assandun, as he had believed he would be the one who would inherit the whole of England, and thus, the pre-established administrative centers still under Saxon rule. After Cnut's death and the ascension of Harald I, Harald recognized he was not going to unite England any time soon, and so set about a proper, Danish-Anglo-Saxon mixed government.

House of Denmark
Monarch Portrait Lifespan Dates of Rule
Sweyn I Forkbeard Sweyn Forkbeard 960 - 3 February, 1014 (25 December, 1013 - 3 February, 1014)

After Sweyns death, King Æthelred II of England returns from his exile in Normandy and expells the Danish army, restoring Anglo-Saxon rule.


House of Wessex
Monarch Portrait Lifespan Dates of Rule
Æthelred II Aethelred II (The Kalmar Union) 968 - 23 April, 1016 (3 February, 1014 - 23 April, 1016)
Edmund II Edmund Ironside - MS Royal 14 B VI 985 - 14 August, 1032 (23 April, 1016 - 18 October, 1016)

After the Battle of Assandun, the Kingdom of England was split between Cnut and Edmund. Edmund took Wessex, while Cnut took the old Danelaw. The division was supposed to be temporary, with the death of either monarch, his portion was to be inherited by the other.

House of Denmark
Monarch Portrait Lifespan Dates of Rule
Cnut I
the Great
Knut der Große cropped c.995 - 1037 (18 October, 1016 - 1037)
Harald I Harold1 Harefoot 02 c.1015 - 17 March, 1056 (1037 - 17 March, 1056)
Aelfwine
the Bastard
KingHaroldEnthroned Detail BayeuxTapestry c.1035 - 11 July, 1081 (17 March, 1056 - 11 July, 1081)
House of Jórvík
Monarch Portrait Lifespan Dates of Rule
Cnut II Henry I - British Library Royal 20 A ii f6v (detail) 4 September, 1059 - 18 February, 1104 (11 July, 1081 - 18 February, 1104)
Sweyn II William2 21 May, 1085 - 26 June, 1132 (18 February, 1104 - 26 June, 1132)
Sweyn III Robert Curthose 18 June, 1071 - 3 August, 1143 (26 June, 1132 - 3 August, 1143)
Harald II William1 29 April, 1108 - 17 September, 1169 (3 August, 1143 - 17 September, 1169)
Cnut III Richard I of England 13 March, 1147 - 21 October, 1185 (17 September, 1169 - 21 October, 1185)
Harald III EdwardIII-Cassell Edited 18 July, 1152 - 12 June, 1221 (21 October, 1185 - 12 June, 1221)
Harald IV EdwardII-Cassell Edited 2 November, 1183 - 29 January, 1249 (12 June, 1221 - 29 January, 1249)
Christopher I John of England 24 April, 1205 - 22 April, 1261 (29 January, 1249 - 22 April, 1261)
Eric I Henry III of England - Illustration from Cassell's History of England - Century Edition - published circa 1902 13 August, 1242 - 7 July, 1288 (22 April, 1261 - 7 July, 1288)
Christopher II
Longshanks
Gal nations edward i 20 March, 1276 - 12 December, 1333 (7 July, 1288 - 12 December, 1333)
Sweyn IV Edward II of England 1 July, 1301 - 30 March, 1337 (12 December, 1333 - 30 March, 1337)
Sweyn V EDWARD III, KING OF ENGLAND, FROM 'OLD ENGLAND'S WORTHIES' BY LORD BROUGHAM AND OTHERS, PUBLISHED LONDON, C.1880S 14 February, 1307 - 3 October, 1365 (30 March, 1337 - 3 October, 1365)
Harald V 11 November, 1340 - 12 June, 1398 (3 October, 1365 - 12 June, 1398)
Eric II 27 June, 1382 - 5 April, 1449 (12 June, 1398 - 5 April, 1449)
Christopher III 8 May, 1411 - 24 March, 1451 (5 April, 1449 - 24 March, 1451)
Sweyn VI 22 July, 1419 - 23 October, 1477 (24 March, 1451 - 23 October, 1477)
William I 13 March, 1452 - 2 May, 1515 (23 October, 1477 - 2 May, 1515)
Sweyn VII 27 February, 1488 - 28 April, 1541 (2 May, 1515 - 12 November, 1541)
Sweyn VIII 9 December, 1517 - 14 November, 1579 (28 April, 1541 - 7 April, 1563)
Henry I 18 September, 1526 - 17 June, 1572 (7 April, 1563 - 4 August, 1563)
Sweyn VIII
Restored
9 December, 1517 - 14 November, 1579 (4 August, 1563 - 24 May, 1569)
Henry I
Restored
18 September, 1526 - 17 June, 1572 (24 May, 1569 - 17 June, 1572)
Sweyn VIII
2nd Restoration
9 December, 1517 - 14 November, 1579 (17 June, 1572 - 14 November, 1579)
Christopher IV 3 March, 1550 - 21 March, 1626 (14 November, 1579 - 21 March, 1626)
William II 19 July, 1588 - 9 May, 1635 (21 March, 1626 - 9 May, 1635)
Sweyn IX 7 September, 1595 - 18 June, 1651 (9 May, 1635 - 18 June, 1651)
Eric III 2 January, 1607 - 25 September, 1662 (18 June, 1651 - 25 September, 1662)

As part of the Wessex-Jórvík peace agreement that ended their theater of the Forty Years War, Eric III's sister Elizabeth married the Wessexian heir, Henry V's brother Richard. Because of this, after Eric's son, Christopher, died of wounds sustained during the war, Richard became the heir to Jórvík. Richard would go on to inherit both Wessex and Jórvík, becoming the first monarch since Edmund II to rule the entirety of England.

House of Dorset
Monarch Portrait Lifespan Dates of Rule
Richard I
the Magnificent
King Charles I of England 18 February, 1601 - 11 October, 1667 25 September, 1662 - 11 October, 1667)
Henry II James II & VII 21 June, 1651 - 14 May, 1690 (11 October, 1667 - 17 April, 1669)

While Richard is actually well-liked, his successor in Jorvik turns out to be a much more zealous Catholic than his father. Fearing a new Catholic dynasty, the Lutheran dominated Jorikian Parliament invites the husband of Richards sole Protestant daughter, John IV of Luxembourg and Sarah of York respectively, to take the throne. The ensuing invasion, known as the Bloodless Revolution, ends with a personal union between Luxembourg and Jorvik for the next fifty years.

House of Luxembourg-Limburg
Monarch Portrait Lifespan Dates of Rule
John I
(John IV of Luxembourg)
King William III of England, (1650-1702) 2 July, 1633 - 18 March, 1684 (17 April, 1669 - 18 March, 1684)
John II
(John V of Luxembourg)
7 June, 1655, - 12 November, 1694 (18 March, 1684 - 12 November, 1694)
Henry III
(Henry IX of Luxembourg)
26 December, 1657 - 30 May, 1696 (12 November, 1694 - 30 May, 1696)
William III
(William III of Luxembourg)
15 July, 1660 - 18 August, 1717 (30 May, 1696 - 18 August, 1717)
John III
(John VI of Luxembourg)
14 August, 1693 - 23 September, 1738 (18 August, 1717 - 23 September, 1738)

After the death of John III/VI Jorvik and Luxembourg were divided between his sons, Henry and Charles. Charles, the Jorvikian heir, establishes a cadet branch of the Luxembourg family, the House of Durham.

House of Durham
Monarch Portrait Lifespan Dates of Rule
Charles I 11 August, 1720 - 18 April, 1776 (23 September, 1738 - 18 April, 1776)
Charles II 16 June, 1759 - 7 May, 1807 (18 April, 1776 - 7 May, 1807)
William IV 4 February, 1791 - 21 December, 1844 (7 May, 1807 - 21 December, 1844)
Charles III 27 July, 1820 - 21 March, 1875 (21 December, 1844 - 21 March, 1875)
Christopher V 3 May, 1861 - 11 October, 1918 (21 March, 1875 - 11 October, 1918)
Henry IV 9 August, 1889 - 29 September, 1939 (11 October, 1918 - 29 September, 1939)
Richard II Karl Gunther Schwarzburg 24 December, 1923 - 27 May, 1985 (29 September, 1929 - 27 May, 1985)
John IV Georg of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt 18 June, 1956 - 14 March, 2010 (27 May, 1985 - 14 March, 2010)
Charles IV Günther Victor von Schwarzburg 7 July, 1989 - (14 March, 2010 - )

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