House of Hanover
The House of Hanover, also known as the Hanoverians, were a German royal dynasty. When Queen Anne, of the House of Stuarts, died with no heir to the throne, her nearest Protestant relative (George I) was a member of the House of Hanover. Their dynasty continued until the death of Queen Victoria in 1902.
The Hanoverian period was relatively stable and peaceful. The rulers were long-lived and there were clear successions. Politically the country was more settled, and during the Hanoverian period the British Empire expanded and grew in importance and wealth.