They seem to change the leader of the English with every civ-type game, so I have set up this thread to provide discussion on the matter. I guess what leader you vote for depends on what era you most admire or have an interest in. I have reluctantly included Queen Victoria even though she was only a figurehead rather than a ruler. The reason is that she does represent English (or British ) power at acme. My personal choice is Edward I, because of his personal genius and his ambition, although Cromwell and Walpole are extremely close behind.