The recipe is the old, familiar one: 10 people with something in common.
This time, all the 10 people involved were monarchs (somewhat disputed in one case, but still...).
1: I am a King. In a few months' time I will be a grandfather.
2: I was the head of a mighty empire, and during my reign parts of my realm became an empire in the true sense of the word as well.
3: I am a King. My country is threatening to break apart, but things are looking brighter right now.
4: I was king of my country twice, but I was deposed both times. I was also at one point crowned king of my mother's native country, but my uncle did not accept that.
5: My father and both my grandfathers were kings. I was sent off to reign in my mother's native land, but I died on my way there, without ever setting foot in the country.
6: I was a king, and my father and two of my brothers were also kings. My melancholy temper was partly soothed by music, but when I lost my dear wife, I was devastated.
7: I was a monarch for a very short time, before being deposed and later murdered. I was succeeded by my wife, and later by our son - though some people say he was not mine.
8: I managed to unite two neighbouring kingdoms which had frequently been enemies through the years. That union still exists today, and it was made even tighter during the reign of my great-granddaughter. My mother is not in this quiz, but the link would actually have fitted her as well.
9: I was a monarch for a few years, before I reached adulthood. My father fell out with my mighty grandfather, and it cost him his life. I succeeded my step-grandmother on the throne, and I myself was succeeded by my father's cousin. Quite a messy succession, huh?
10: Like no. 9, I also had a short reign and died before reaching adulthood. My father is arguably the most famous monarch in the history of my country. Just before I died, I made a highly controversial change in the royal succession, but it was reversed soon after my death.
So, who are these 10 people, and what do they all have in common?
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