Carolana/Carolina - Kings & Queens
 

Sixteen (16) rulers governed England from the time John Cabot claimed Carolana in the name of England in 1497 until the Crown took over in 1729, when North Carolina and South Carolina became separate Royal Colonies, then until the Colony was lost in the American Revolution.

               
 

Ruler

Years (From / To)

Notes
 
               
 

Henry VII

1485 - 1509
Authorized John Cabot's voyages .  
               
 

Henry VIII

1509 - 1547
   
               
 

Edward VI

1547 - 1553
   
               
 

Mary I

1553 - 1558
   
               
 

Elizabeth I

1558 - 1603
Authorized Roanoke Colony.  
               
 

James I

1603 - 1625
   
               
 

Charles I

1625 - 1649
Chartered Carolana in 1629.  
               
 

Oliver Cromwell

1649 - 1658
   
               
 

Richard Cromwell

1658 - 1659
   
               
 

Charles II

1660 - 1685
Chartered Lords Proprietors in 1663.  
               
 

James II

1685 - 1689
   
               
 

William & Mary

1689 - 1702
   
               
 

Anne

1702 - 1714
   
               
 

George I

1714 - 1727
   
               
 

George II

1727 - 1760
Bought out the Lords Proprietors in 1729.   
               
 

George III

 1760 - 1820
King during the American Revolution.  
               

Click on the links above to learn more about how each ruler, either directly or indirectly, influenced Carolana.

 


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