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.
Hanoverian precedents for the wayward behaviour of royal younger brothers.
The first King George was born on 28 May 1660.
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.