So he reigned
in the room of Laius, and espoused the widowed queen.
A wing of Gaunt House was assigned to this couple; for the head of the family chose to govern it, and while he reigned
to reign supreme; his son and heir, however, living little at home, disagreeing with his wife, and borrowing upon post-obits such moneys as he required beyond the very moderate sums which his father was disposed to allow him.
for 23,226 days, 16 hours and 23 minutes - 63 years and seven months.
The title for the overall longest reigning living monarch is held by King Bhumibol Adulyadej (Rama IX) of Thailand, who ascended to the throne on June 9, 1946 and has reigned
for nearly 66 years.
1 The Queen is the second longest serving monarch after Queen Victoria who reigned
for 63 years.
She has overtaken George III, who reigned
for 59 years, 96 days plus 13 extra leap-year days, totalling 21,644 days.
This length of reign has been attained and exceeded by three monarchs only - Henry III, who reigned
56 years, Edward III, who completed 50 years; and George III, who reigned
nearly 60 years.
THE CLASSICAL WORLD: AN EPIC HISTORY FROM HOMER TO HADRIAN comes from a classical historian specialist who traces history from Homer to the reign of Hadrian, revealing wars, peace, the rise and fall of empires, and the heros and tyrants who reigned
during the times.
Only a dozen popes have reigned
for 20 years or more.
Diocletian, who reigned
for 20 years, divided the empire for the first time, a division that became permanent in the mid-fourth century in the time of Valentinian I and Valens.