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George I of Great Britain
Definition by Mark Cartwright

George I of Great Britain

George I of Great Britain (r. 1714-1727) succeeded the last of the Stuart monarchs, Queen Anne of Great Britain (r. 1702-1714) because he was Anne's nearest Protestant relative. The House of Hanover secured its position as the new ruling...
British House of Hanover
Collection by Mark Cartwright

British House of Hanover

The House of Hanover is a royal house that first ruled Hanover and then Great Britain from 1714 to 1901. The British Hanoverians began with George I when he succeeded the last of the Stuart monarchs, Queen Anne of Great Britain (r. 1702-1714...
George II of Great Britain
Definition by Mark Cartwright

George II of Great Britain

George II of Great Britain (r. 1727-1760) was the second of the Hanoverian monarchs, and like his father George I of Great Britain (r. 1714-1727), he faced a Jacobite rebellion to restore the Stuart line. Wars in Europe and beyond drained...
Royal House of Hanover in Britain Family Tree
Image by Simeon Netchev

Royal House of Hanover in Britain Family Tree

This image depicts the family tree of the royal house of Hanover, officially known as the House of Brunswick-L√ľneburg, Hanover line, which reigned over Britain for a remarkable 187 years, from 1714 to 1901. The ascension of the Hanoverians...
William IV of Great Britain
Definition by Mark Cartwright

William IV of Great Britain

William IV of Great Britain (r. 1830-1837) succeeded his elder brother George IV of Great Britain (r. 1820-1830) to become the fifth Hanoverian monarch. William had a successful naval career, and his reign is best remembered for the democratic...
Patrick Henry
Definition by Harrison W. Mark

Patrick Henry

Patrick Henry (1736-1799) was a Virginian lawyer and politician who played a vital role in the American Revolution (c. 1765-1789). Known for his brilliant oration, including the famous Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death speech, Henry served...
Arms of the House of Hanover
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Arms of the House of Hanover

The coat of arms of the European House of Hanover. These arms were added to the British monarchy's coat of arms during the reign of the British Hanoverians.
George III of Great Britain
Definition by Mark Cartwright

George III of Great Britain

George III of Great Britain (r. 1760-1820) was the third of the Hanoverian monarchs, and he remains the longest-reigning king in British history. His six decades on the throne saw the creation of the United Kingdom, the loss of the 13 American...
George IV of Great Britain
Definition by Mark Cartwright

George IV of Great Britain

George IV of Great Britain (r. 1820-1830) was the fourth of the Hanoverian monarchs. He first reigned as Prince Regent from 1811 for his mad father George III of Great Britain (r. 1760-1820). George IV was an unpopular monarch for his many...
Queen Victoria
Definition by Mark Cartwright

Queen Victoria

Queen Victoria of Great Britain (r. 1837-1901) was one of the most loved of all Britain's monarchs. Her longevity, devotion to her role as figurehead of an empire, and recovery from the death of her beloved husband Prince Albert won her a...
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