George i was not the most charismatic of the hanoverian monarchs to have reigned in england but he was probably the most important he was certainly the luckiest born the youngest son of a landless german duke he was taken by repeated strokes of good fortune to become first the ruler of a major . An excellent contribution to the penguin monarchs series blanning provides a detailed analysis of the succession of the hanover dynasty to the english throne challenging the perception that george i was distant relation of queen anne as his mother sophia of hanover was a granddaughter of james i niece of charles i and cousin of charles ii . George i was not the most charismatic of the hanoverian monarchs to have reigned in england but he was probably the most important he was certainly the luckiest. The acclaimed penguin monarchs series short fresh expert accounts of englands rulers now in paperback for a man with such conventional tastes and views george v had a revolutionary impact. George i penguin monarchs by tim blanning 9780141976839 available at book depository with free delivery worldwide
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