The current (2006) figure generally given for 1938-39 to 2005 is about 50-fold. By 1941 prices had increased by about 10-15% by comparison with before WWII, so for 1941 to 2005, say about 42- to 43-fold. Please note that these figures are all very approximate and make a range of assumptions about typical expenditure then and now. Obviously, some things have risen by much more (for example, houses and real estate generally) while others have risen much less and now much cheaper in real terms (such as long-distance telephone calls).
Kings of EnglandThe last three kings of England have been:
Charles II 1660 - 1685
James II and VII of Scotland 1685 - 1689
William III and II of Orange 1689 - 1702
Although some will claim that the kings and queens since the Act of Union in 1707 have been kings and queens of England, the official title is the King/Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. They do not possess the title King/Queen of England. The last monarch to possess the title King/Queen of England was Anne.
The last three kings of the UK were George V, Edward VIII, George VI
The foundation of the English language was first built when the Angles, Saxons, and Jutes came to England. The Old Saxon language was the most spoken in England until the Vikings from mainly Norway and Denmark invaded Britain. This lead to many Scandinavian words entering the English Language. And when some Vikings settled in Normandy, they began to adopt French as their main language, eventually replacing Danish. And when they conquered England in 1066, they brought over and introduced around 30,000 French words to the ever growing English Language. The French addition to the English Language was the true start of Modern English. Answer
The situation is much more complex than is outlined above. The main framework of Modern English is still Old English, which was evolving long before the Normans invaded. The contact between Old Norse and Old English speakers had led to a simplification of the complex OE inflection system, and the adoption of many Norse words. Sometimes there were two similar words which came to have different meanings (skirt-ON, shirt, OE) and similar arrangements occurred later when Norman French (NOT Paris French) speakers tried to learn English. Again, similar words came to have different meanings . Chattel is from Old French, cattle is from Norman French. If there are 30,000 words of French origin in English, they have come from many sources over centuries, not with the Norman invasion, which gave words mainly to do with the nobility, and food (sheep (OE)-mutton, cow(OE) -beef etc). There were a great many borrowings from Latin at this and earlier times as well (especially ecclesiastical and law terms, from the influence of the Church) and later coinages and borrowings from Greek and other languages.
The slow change of Old English to Modern English (Early Modern in place by about middle of 16th century, late Modern by around middle of 18th century) belies the influence French and other languages had given that the Norman invasion took place in 1066. In addition to the above, the original Celtic language of Britain, while supplanted by Saxon in England, continued in place names (such as River Thames etc) so many geographical features (and therefore peoples' names) are Celtic in origin and many Celtic words (such as whiskey) came into English over the centuries.
To end the Glorious Revolution, William and Mary signed the English Bill of Rights, a new operation between the Parliament and the monarchs, leading to a greater measure of personal liberty and democracy in Britain.