This is the recent family history of the monarchy in Antiford. It goes back much further and will be further updated. As a point of reference, Harold III was the king during the revolution. He rose to the crown after the death of his father Harold II in 1874.
John was crowned king on his fourteenth birthday after the death of his father. John was later killed, at 23, in a storm while crossing the Fimbrian Ocean, coming back with a delegation from Kuu. His brother, Prince Harold, received the crown.
Shortly after, Harold married Catherine. Together they had five children, the eldest was named Harold. During his reign, he created the House of Lords, House of Engineers, and the House of Plebs. While the monarchy still held absolute power, this allowed some self governance by the general population. It took stress off of the political discord that was growing. Harold died in his sleep, due to failing health, at 63.
Harold II married Lydia, three years prior to being elevated to King. During his reign, he increased the size of the military and expanded trade with Titania and Prush. He also forced the popularization of the trains, trolleys, and other forms of public transportation. This gave even the lower class better access to travel. Public education was encouraged by both his and Lydia's efforts. In addition, he expanded the water production of White Haven. Upon his death, which was the subject of intense investigation, Harold III became king.
Harold III was angry in his youth, a quality that would not change as he aged. Though he did expand the railways in Gearford and Argenstrath, as well as between Antiford and Titania, He is also responsible for starting the war with Prush and alienating a large portion of the population. This directly led to the revolution which overthrew the monarchy.
It should, however, be noted that there were rising tensions with Prush during Harold II's reign, but peace talks were underway. Also, there was discontent with the monarchy under Harold II, due to most of the wealth being in the hands of the nobles. However, the many public programs created left a majority of the citizens content.