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The "Georges" & Their Women: Princess Mary, Landgravine of Hesse-Kassel

BBC’s History Extra published an article three years ago on George I and George II, the first monarchs of the House of Hanover, which stated: 2,862 more words

The House Of Hanover

Always a Princess, Never a Queen: Augusta of Saxe-Gotha

Let’s take a moment to pity poor Augusta of Saxe-Gotha, because she didn’t have an easy go of it. Married to the Prince of Wales as a teenager, she was wildly under-prepared for marriage into the British Royal Family, particularly when it was as fractured as it was in the reign of King George II. 2,146 more words

The House Of Hanover

The Holy Roman Empire

The Holy Roman Empire must have seemed very remote from England in the fourteenth century. It was centred around the many German states and would not normally have been expected to be interested in anything affecting England. 880 more words

Fourteenth Century

Louise of Great Britain - لويز بريطانيا العظمى

ملكة الدنمارك والنرويج من عام 1746 حتى وفاتها كما انها الزوجة الاولى للملك فريدريك الخامس وهي اصغر ابنة للملك جورج الثاني ملك بريطانيا العظمى وزوجته كارولين من انسباخ


A Moment in London's History - The "first PM" moves into 10 Downing Street...

With the recent change at 10 Downing Street – David Cameron out/Theresa May in – we thought it a good time to look back at when the man considered Britain’s first PM moved in. 333 more words


That lawyer in Utah ...

As you can see from the article, the author (Tom Leonard) knows the answer to be in the negative because the Royal Marriages Act 1772 precludes the descendants of George II from marrying without the sovereign’s consent – that sovereign being George III at the time. 123 more words