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What Will the Era of King Charles III
Be Called?
History - Science
Periods in British history are typically named after the reigning monarch at that time. When Queen Elizabeth II died on September 8, 2022, the Second Elizabethan Era, or the New Elizabethan Age, came to an end, and King Charles III became the new monarch — raising the question of what his era might be called.
The Roman numeral on King Charles III's regnal name signifies that he is the third monarch to use the name Charles, but despite having the same name, Charles I and Charles II's reigns are referred to by different names. While Charles I's rule is known as the Caroline Era, Charles II's is called the Carolean Era.
In a tribute to the late queen, British Prime Minister Liz Truss mentioned the beginning of the "new Carolean age," and it is most likely what historians will call the period of King Charles III's reign. However, it may also be named the Windsor Age, collectively referring to the monarchs from the House of Windsor, as noted by The Scotsman.