Britain’s Hanoverian Dynasty endured for nearly two hundred years, ruling over the absolute zenith of the British Empire and effectively ending several decades of monarchical instability. King George I introduced the Hanoverian line, in 1714, with his unprecedented accession to the throne. However, both academia and the modern British media disregard George’s pivotal reign. Though magazines portray George I as an ignorant German king who was implicated in the murder of his wife’s lover, the first Hanoverian monarch deserves a much closer look. Apprehensions regarding his foreignness enabled the growth of parliamentary power and the development of a strong Prime Minister. Through his unique circumstances and political aptitude, George I facilitated the creation of a limited parliamentary monarchy in Britain.
Brately, Bridget R., "By George, He's the First! An Examination of Britain's First Hanoverian Monarch, His Public Perception, and Role in Stabilizing the Parliamentary Monarchy" (2016). Senior Independent Study Theses. Paper 7366.
European History | History of Religion
Bachelor of Arts
Senior Independent Study Thesis
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