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George I

Three hundred years ago, in August 1714, the Protestant Elector of Hanover ascended to the thrones of Great Britain and Ireland, becoming George I. Graham Darby describes the latter phase of the personal union, which lasted until 1837.

H.T. Dickinson introduces a Bishop who held many liberal views,  and was much disliked by his brethren.

Jeremy Black considers Hanoverian precedents for the wayward behaviour of royal younger brothers.

The first King George was born on May 28th, 1660. Richard Cavendish provides an overview of his life.

A mysterious child from northern Germany, portrayed by William Kent on the King’s Grand Staircase, became one of the sensations of the Georgian age, as Roger Moorhouse explains.