Hanoverian line


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Noun1.Hanoverian line - the English royal house that reigned from 1714 to 1901 (from George I to Victoria)
dynasty - a sequence of powerful leaders in the same family
royal family, royal house, royal line, royalty - royal persons collectively; "the wedding was attended by royalty"
Hanoverian - a member (or supporter) of the house of Hanover
Hanoverian - any of the British rulers who were members of the House of Hanover
George I, George - Elector of Hanover and the first Hanoverian King of Great Britain and Ireland from 1714 to 1727 (1660-1727)
George II, George - King of Great Britain and Elector of Hanover from 1727 to 1760 (1683-1760)
George III, George - King of Great Britain and Ireland from 1760 to 1820; the American colonies were lost during his reign; he became insane in 1811 and his son (later George IV) acted as regent until 1820 (1738-1820)
George IV, George - King of Great Britain and Ireland and Hanover from 1820 to 1830; his attempt to divorce his estranged wife undermined the prestige of the Crown (1762-1830)
Queen Victoria, Victoria - queen of Great Britain and Ireland and empress of India from 1837 to 1901; the last Hanoverian ruler of England (1819-1901)
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There was also the matter of supporting a British king of German ethnicity from the Hanoverian line, and the tradition of supporting Protestant war efforts, particularly after the Catholic French and Spanish joined with the American revolutionaries.
It resulted in the slaughter of 1,200 Scots and a mere 80 Redcoats, effectively demolishing Prince Charles Edward Stuart's attempt to oust the Hanoverian line of succession to the British throne and set up an independent Parliament for Scotland.
The Hanoverian line of the English crown played an important part in the evolution of English society and English common law, which is the foundation of the North American Legal System.