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By Andreas Gestrich,Michael Schaich

The Hanoverian succession of 1714 led to a 123-year union among Britain and the German voters of Hanover, ushering in a special new interval in British heritage. lower than the 4 Georges and William IV Britain grew to become arguably the main strong country on the earth with a turning out to be colonial Empire, a muscular economic climate and an bubbling creative, social and medical tradition. And but heritage has now not tended to be style to the Hanoverians, usually portraying them as petty-minded and dull monarchs presiding over a lifeless and inconsequential court docket, purely the puppets of parliament and robust ministers. so as either to provide an explanation for and to problem this type of paradox, this assortment appears afresh on the Georgian monarchs and their position, impact and legacy inside of Britain, Hanover and past. targeting the self-representation and the belief of the Hanoverians of their numerous dominions, every one bankruptcy shines new mild on very important issues: from rivalling techniques of monarchical legitimacy and courtroom tradition in the course of the eighteenth century to the multi-confessional set-up of the British composite monarchy and the position of social teams equivalent to the army, the Anglican Church and the aristocracy in defining and demanding the political order. consequently, the quantity uncovers a essentially outlined new variety of Hanoverian kingship, one who emphasised the Protestantism of the dynasty, laid nice shop by means of rational govt in shut collaboration with conventional political powers, embraced military and military to an exceptional quantity and projected this picture to audiences at the British Isles, within the German territories and within the colonies alike. 300 years after the succession of the 1st Hanoverian king, an exciting new point of view of a dynasty emerges, difficult lengthy held assumptions and prejudices.

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