Red kings in the history of the world
For people with red hair color has always been somewhat special relationship. They were considered unusual, for some, it was an advantage, while others have seen a flaw. But we must admit that in different periods of human history, discrimination based on hair color there, oddly enough.
But sometimes, a color even became fashionable. When, for example, Regal ryzhenkoj person was born. Even then the nickname could gain a foothold as for English or Danish king. Here a small selection red monarch.
1) Wilhelm II Red
Yet it was called Rufus, but in history, he is better known still in color. Although some chronicles say that he was simply a very red face, not hair. What's red, he had never been. Truth we already know, but believe in the word enshrined nickname. It was the second king after the Norman conquest of England. He cared little for his subjects, was very cruel to them. In England they say about him little good. Although a royal name alive in the English monarchy. Grandson of Queen Elizabeth II - William, when his turn comes, will be the William V.
2) Håkan the Red
The Swedish king XI century. It was for Sweden and Scandinavia in general, a period of political instability and military storms. Little is known about Håkan and the period of his reign. But the popular nickname is well established in the annals.
3) Otton II Red
This is the emperor of the Holy Roman Empire from 967 by 983 years. There was also the king of the East Frankish kingdom, which we now know as the land of Germany. His father - Otto I - given the nickname "The Great". Son and successor, Otto III, generally called the "Miracle of the world." A second representative ottonskoy dynasty called only by hair color. Throughout his life he spent in military campaigns against the Danes against the Western Franks, their former citizens of the empire of Charlemagne. People saw the king rarely knew little about him, except, of course, that the right of a man with reddish hair color.
4) John II Good
Russian name Ivan in different countries have their own version. In France - is Jean, but to the throne as John records significant. He also had red hair. He brought his kingdom in the middle of the fourteenth century on the edge of a precipice. At the Battle of Poitiers in 1356, as part of the Hundred Years' War with England was captured by the English king, for which France had to pay a huge ransom. It is not necessary to specify, on whose shoulders lay down this burden. But people called him kind, so it is unclear at what kindness. The country hosted the Black Death, as it was called then the plague, it added war. This was a very difficult test of survival that France still held.
5) Elizabeth I
We hear so much about the current reigning Queen of Great Britain, 91-year-old Elizabeth II, and did not ask if you question when Elizabeth was the first? And it was such a queen, then still just in England, from 1558 to 1603 years. Rules for a long time, though not as much as the present one, beating all records. Women on the English throne if competing among themselves who gets longer crossing. First spokeswoman Elizabeth on the throne of Albion was too red. Another called it "the Queen-virgin" because she married did not come out. Although wooed by many, even it was a marriage with Ivan the Terrible. But in fact, and it was seven wives. Lisa evidently did not want to fill up the royal collection. So. She had been too red. Since that time all ginger was in vogue. The Queen was popular. With rivals cracking down harshly. It was the daughter of Henry VIII who chopped the heads of their wives, and was married six times. His mother was the second wife of Henry, Anne Boleyn, who just suffered from her husband on charges of infidelity. The reign of Queen Elizabeth the I went down in history as the golden age of the English state. But gold also has a light red color. Many things can be said about the queen. She was the third child of his father, inherited the throne. Whereas in England the Catholics fought Protestants. The last on the throne, and was represented by Elizabeth. After her death, the Tudor dynasty cut short, and ascended to the throne James I, who united under his scepter the kingdoms of England and Scotland. Incidentally, he was also a little reddish, in particular, had a red beard.