The first round of the English Monarchs FA Cup took place from the spring of 2019 all the way until the end of the 2020, covering thirty-two fixtures that halved the sixty-four original contestants. Now, the thirty-two fight it out in the second round in order to become part of the final sixteen.
The previous post in the series provided a summary of the first round and noted some of the big names and favourites remaining in the competition. I managed to cut up the names and, with my daughter’s assistance, complete the draw for Round 2.
The fixtures are as follows:
Mary II v William III
Mary I v Eadred
Matilda v George V
Elizabeth I v Richard II
George III v Edgar the Peaceful
Harthacnut v Edmund I
William the Conqueror v Edward the Confessor
Henry VII v Alfred the Great
Oliver Cromwell v Anne
Edward the Elder v Edmund Ironside
Henry VIII v George II
Henry IV v Henry V
Aethelstan v Edward IV
William IV v Henry II
Victoria v Elizabeth II
James I v Edward III
I look forward to delving into this contests; as with the first round, I really enjoyed reading into the history of the monarchs and deciding on their relative merits. Although some underdogs managed to squeak into this round I expect to see only the heavy-hitters remaining in the final sixteen. But we shall see!
I hope to have the first set of fixtures ready for posting at some point over the next month. Let’s see which monarch has the potential to succeed in this tournament.