Worst ever British monarch, poll

This video says about itself:

The Most Evil Men and Women in History – Episode Fourteen – Bloody Mary Tudor

16 September 2014

Mary I was the fourth crowned monarch of the Tudor dynasty, she is remembered for restoring England to Roman Catholicism after succeeding her half-brother, Edward VI, to the English throne. In the process, she had almost 300 religious dissenters burned at the stake in the Marian Persecutions, earning her the sobriquet of “Bloody Mary”.

From daily The Independent in Britain today:

Who is our worst monarch of all time? The people have spoken

A poll of 1,579 British adults by YouGov has shown that the public considers Henry VIII to be our worst ever monarch.

Which would you consider to be our worst-ever monarch?

Survey of 1,579 British adults between 3-4 September 2015. Figures as a per cent, not including answers of “Don’t know”.

19 Henry VIII
7 Other
6 King Canute
3 William the Conqueror
1 Alfred the Great
1 Elizabeth I
1 Victoria

Henry VIII is perhaps best known for his six wives and his separation of the Church of England from the Roman Catholic Church, leading to the dissolution of the monasteries.

King Canute ranks second in our public opinion, with 6 per cent of the vote, whereas James I ranked third worst, with 5 per cent.

Among Labour supporters, Elizabeth II ranks as fourth worst on the given list of monarchs with four per cent naming her as the worst to sit upon the throne, whereas 0 per cent of Conservative supporters nominated her as the worst.

On Wednesday at around 5.30pm, Queen Elizabeth II becomes the longest-ever reigning monarch of the United Kingdom.

She will have reigned for 63 years and seven months, surpassing Queen Victoria’s record.

I am a bit surprised that Bloody Mary, Charles I, Charles II, James II, George III and George IV are not options in the multiple choice question.

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