George 2 1727-1760 House of Hanover
Parents: George 1 and Sophia Dorothea of Celle Authority: King of Great Britain and Ireland, 13 American colonies from 1731, Gibraltar, Minorca until 1756, parts of West India, Canada from 1757, Indian possessions, in particular Bengal from 1757, 3d Elector of Hanover Marriage: Caroline of Anspach Children: 3 sons, 5 daughters, Frederick Prince of Wales, Anne, William, Duke of Cumberland, Mary, Louisa Buried: Westminster Abbey
The White Hart was the livery badge of Richard II, The White Horse the sign of the House of Hanover
, The Rose and Crown originated from the Wars of the Roses, The Albion is the ancient name for Britain.
The name Amelia first became popular in England when the German house of Hanover
came to the British throne in the 18th century, with daughters of George II and George III both having the name.
Thereafter, we had a succession of Angles and Saxons (German), Vikings and French and it was by rule of Parliament in 1701 that the German House of Hanover
was appointed - purely for commercial reasons to gain access to their plantations in America.
Queen Elizabeth II, whose great-great-grandmother was Queen Victoria, the last of the House of Hanover
, hence the German connection, celebrates her Diamond Jubilee.
But it was also written in direct response to the quashing of the Jacobite Rebellion of 1745, which the Establishment saw as a serious threat to the House of Hanover
14' bentwood chair by Michel Thonet from the collection of the House of Hanover
, with Sebastian Jacobi.
Also, the royal commemorations of August 1814 in London's parks did not exactly celebrate the centenary of the Personal Union, as Brendan Simms would have it, but the accession of the House of Hanover
to the British throne, which is not quite the same thing.
Who was the last British ruler of the House of Hanover
The Queen is not from the house of Hanover
. That house died out with Victoria, and the Queen's children were born here so they are British.
Niceties are all very nice, but the royal House of Hanover
, besides liking pomp and circumstance, was also known for a ribald romp or two.
Members of the House of Hanover
continue to seek the British sovereign's approval when they marry, in accordance with the Royal Marriages Act 1772.
Later that year, Anne died and the House of Stuart was succeeded by the House of Hanover
. Handel's former employer was now his king.
The grandfather of the Queen's cousin, Prince Ernst August, current head of the House of Hanover
actively encouraged supporters to follow Hitler, applied to join the Nazi party, and benefited from the seizure of Jewish assets.
Who was the last British monarch of the House of Hanover