List of rulers of the United Kingdom


List of rulers of the United Kingdom

This is a list of rulers and office-holders of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and predecessor states. See also: United Kingdom order of precedence.

Heads of state

*List of English monarchs
*List of Scottish monarchs
*List of British monarchs
*See also: Line of Succession to the British Throne

Heads of government

*Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (1721-present)

Ministers

*Cabinet of the United Kingdom
*Chancellor of the Exchequer (1559-present)
*Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (1972-present)
*Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (1968-present)
*Secretary of State for the Colonies (1768-1782; 1794-1801; 1854-1966)
*Secretary of State for India (1858-1947)
*Secretary of State for the Southern Department (1660-1782)
*Secretary of State for the Northern Department (1660-1782)
*Secretary of State for the Home Department (1782-present)
*Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs (1782-1968)
*Secretary of State for War (1794-1801; 1854-1966)
*Secretary of State for War and the Colonies (1801-1854)
*Secretary of State for Air (1918-1966)
*Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs (1925-1947)
*Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations (1947-1966)
*Secretary of State for Commonwealth Affairs (1966-1968)
*Secretary of State for Scotland (1926-present)
*Secretary of State for Wales (1964-present)
*Secretary of State for Economic Affairs (1964-1969)
*Secretary of State for International Development (1970-1979, 1997-present)
*Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1970-present)
*Secretary of State for Education and Skills (and preceding positions, 1902-present)
*Secretary of State for Employment (and preceding positions, 1916-present)
*Secretary of State for Transport (and preceding positions, 1924-present)
*Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (and preceding positions, 1992-present)
*Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (1972-present)
*Secretary of State for the Environment (1970-1997)
*Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions (1997-2001)
*Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (2001-present)
*Lord Chancellor (1068-present)
*Lord President of the Council (1678-present)
*Lord Privy Seal (1307-present)
*Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (and preceding positions, 1889-2001)
*Minister of Technology (1964-1970)
*First Lord of the Admiralty, (1709-1964), see also "Admiralty"
*Master-General of the Ordnance (1544-1855)
*President of the Board of Trade (1696-1782; 1784-present)
*Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (1413-present)
*Postmaster General (1823-1968)
*Paymaster of the Forces (1661-1836)
*Master-General of the Ordnance (1544-1855)
*Master of the Mint (1572-1869)
*Treasurer of the Navy (1544-1836)
*Secretary at War (1661-1863)
*First Commissioner of Woods and Forests (1810-1851)
*First Commissioner of Works (1851-1937)
*President of the Poor Law Board (1834-1871)
*President of the Local Government Board (1871-1919)
*Secretary for Scotland (1885-1926)
*HM Treasury
*Lord Treasurers (1126-1714)
*First Lord of the Treasury (1714-1905)
*Commissioners of the Treasury (1714-present)

Parliament office-holders

*Leader of the House of Commons (1721-present)
*Members of Parliament elected in 2001
*Members of Parliament elected in 2005
*Members of the House of Lords

State office-holders

Great Officers of State

*Lord High Steward
*Lord High Constable
*Lord Great Chamberlain
*Earl Marshal
*Keeper of the Great Seal of Scotland
*Keeper of the Privy Seal of Scotland
*Lord Clerk Register
*Lord Lyon King of Arms

Officers of the Royal Household

*Lord Steward
*Lord Chamberlain
*Historiographer Royal
*Astronomer Royal for Scotland
*Sculptor in Ordinary for Scotland
* HM Painter and Limner for Scotland
*Her Majesty's Botanist

Legal Officers

*Attorney General for England and Wales
*Solicitor General for England and Wales
*Lord Advocate
*Solicitor General for Scotland
*Advocate General for Scotland
*Counsel General for Wales

Court office-holders

*Lord Chief Justice
*Master of the Rolls
*Chief Justice of the Court of Common Pleas (to 1873)
*Chief Baron of the Exchequer (to 1873)
*Lord Justice General
*Lord Justice Clerk
*Lords Justice of Appeal of England and Wales
*Lords Justice of Appeal of Northern Ireland
*Senators of the College of Justice

Heads of devolved administrations

Northern Ireland

*Governors of Northern Ireland (1922-present)
*Prime Minister of Northern Ireland (1922-1972)
*Secretaries of State for Northern Ireland (1972-present)
*First Minister and Deputy First Minister (1998-2002)
*County Court Judges of Northern Ireland
*Members of the Northern Ireland Assembly

Scotland

*Members of the Scottish Parliament
*First Minister of Scotland
*List of Scottish Executive Ministerial Teams

Wales

*Members of the National Assembly for Wales
*Welsh Assembly Government
*First Minister for Wales

Heads of colonies and overseas territories

*Overseas territories of the United Kingdom
*Crown dependencies of the United Kingdom

Gibraltar

*Governors of Gibraltar
*Chief Minister of Gibraltar

British Antarctic Territory

*Commissioners of the British Antarctic Territory
*High Commissioners of the British Antarctic Territory

British Virgin Islands

* Colonial Heads of the British Virgin Islands
*Presidents of the British Virgin Islands
*Governors of the British Virgin Islands
*Administrators of the British Virgin Islands

Isle of Man

*King of Mann
*Lord of Mann
*Governor of the Isle of Man
*Lieutenant Governor of the Isle of Man

Others

*Guernsey: Bailiffs of Guernsey
*Jersey: Bailiffs of Jersey

Nobility

*Duke of Devonshire
*Tenants of Herm
*Duke of Norfolk
*Seigneurs of Sark
*Tenants of Brecqhou
*Rulers of Wales
*Prince of Wales
*Duke of York
*See also: Viscounts in order of precedence

Mayors

**Heads of London Government
***List of Lord Mayors of London

Heads of former states

*Roman Governors of Britannia
*Historical Kings of the Britons
*Bretwalda (Overlord of the English kingdoms)
*Kings of East Anglia
*Kings of Essex
*Kings of Hwicce
*Kings of Kent
*Kings of Lindsey
*Kings of Mercia
*Kings of Northumbria
*Kings of Sussex
*Kings of Wessex
*Kings of Jorvik
*Earls of York
*Earls of Northumbria
*Kings of Dál Riata
*Kings of the Picts
*Lords of Galloway
*Rulers of Wales
*Kings of Gwynedd
*Kings of the Isle of Man and the Isles
*Kings of the Isle of Man

See also

* Lists of office-holders
* List of legendary kings of Britain


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