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Who are Britain’s worst monarchs?

As Queen Elizabeth II is celebrated for becoming the nation's longest serving ruler, we look at some of Britain's most rubbish rulers

By Josh Lowe  

James II: really rubbish king

The Queen! She’s great, isn’t she? Isn’t she great? Today, as Elizabeth II becomes Britain’s longest-serving monarch, the nation unites to say “aw, bless her,” and listen to a series of lofty platitudes from every elderly male historian the BBC can dredge up. 

Whatever your view of the monarchy as an institution, you’d have to admit that the Queen has done something right; the royal family are enjoying one of their most popular periods of the past 50 years. As a symbol of…

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