William IV was King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and of Hanover from 1830 until his death in 1837.


William IV only inherited the throne at the age of 64 and was only king for 7 years. In those years, he restricted child labor and abolished slavery in almost the whole British Empire. He left no legitimate children at the time of his death, so the throne was passed to his niece Victoria.


William IV is mentioned-only in Fallout 3 in the National Archives' pop quiz terminals as one of the possible answers.[1].

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  1. National Archives Guess and Win!: "Who was the ruler of Great Britain when the Declaration was enacted in 1776?"