Which European country has the longest, unbroken monarchy?

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HISTORY QUESTION #1522

Which European country has the longest, unbroken monarchy?

Denmark

Explanation

Historians agree that both Denmark and England have had rulers who called themselves kings dating back to the 8th century. As a fixed institution, the English monarchy is the oldest. It dates back to Alfred the Great, who ruled over Southern England 871-899. Denmark, on the other hand, has had the most continuous monarchy, dating back to Gorm the Old, who died around year 958.

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