House of Hanover


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Noun1.House of Hanover - 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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He was an ardent Tory and hated the House of Hanover.
But, sir, I think that the pleasure of cursing the House of Hanover, and drinking King James's health, are amply overbalanced by three hundred pounds a year.
The name has appeared to find favor, and all things considered, it may possibly be quite as well to let it stand, instead of going back to the House of Hanover for the appellation of our finest sheet of water.
The heritage attraction in Bishop Auckland is rejoicing in a Georgian Christmas as it marks both the 300th anniversary since the House of Hanover ascended the British throne, and the major remodelling of the castle that took place in the 1700s, turning it from a medieval fortress into a sophisticated Gothic-inspired country seat.
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.
1819: The future Queen Victoria was born at Kensington Palace, to be christened Alexandrina Victoria, of the House of Hanover - British royals did not normally use surnames as such until 1917.
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.
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.