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. In his dictionary he had called a pension "an allowance made to any one without an equivalent.
"It is true," he said afterwards, with a smile, "that I cannot now curse the House of Hanover; nor would it be decent for me to drink King James's health in the wine that King George gives me money to pay for.
As every word uttered by Natty Bumppo was not to be received as rigid truth, we took the liberty of putting the "Horican" into his mouth, as the substitute for "Lake George." 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.
It is true that his nature was extremely conservative; that after a brief period of youthful free thinking he was fanatically loyal to the national Church and to the king (though theoretically he was a Jacobite, a supporter of the supplanted Stuarts as against the reigning House of Hanover); and that in conversation he was likely to roar down or scowl down all innovators and their defenders or silence them with such observations as, 'Sir, I perceive you are a vile Whig.' At worst it was not quite certain that he would not knock them down physically.
She is the last British monarch descendant of the House of Hanover. Since women couldn't inherit theA throne, their eldest son, Edward VII, was considered the first British monarch from the House of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, which itself was a branch of the House of Wettin.
The new George was the second King from the House of Hanover, the last British Monarch born outside Britain and also the last British King ever to lead troops into Battle.
(The House of Stuart (Scottish) and the House of Stewart (English), 2011, (The House of Hanover) and 2012, (the House of Windsor).
George 1 1714-1727 House of Hanover Parents: eldest son of Ernest Agustus 1st Elector of Hanover and Princess Sophia, granddaughter of James 1 Authority: King of Great Britain and Ireland, 12 American colonies, 7 Caribbean islands, Gibraltar, Minorca, New Brunswick, 2d Elector of Hanover from 1698 Married: Sophia Dorothea of Celle divorced Children : George 2, Sophia Dorothea Buried: Herrenhausen Palace
The accessory is actually an heirloom of the House of Hanover.
Amelia became popular in Britain after the German House of Hanover came to the British throne in the 18th century - it was borne by daughters of George II and George III.
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.
Hadlow takes as her canvas not simply the private life of one monarch, but the entire House of Hanover, a dysfunctional dynasty if there ever was one.