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.

King George I
George I (1660-1727) was only 52nd in line to the throne when Queen Anne died, but he was her...
George II
George II (1683-1760) holds a number of "records". He was the last British king to be...
King George III
George III (1738–1820) became king in 1760 when his grandfather, George II, died. He was also...
King George IV
George IV (1762-1830) had served as Prince Regent for ten years, from 1810, before he became King...
King William IV
William IV (1765-1837) was the younger brother of George IV, who died childless. He served in the...
Queen Victoria
Queen Victoria (1819–1901) was one of Britain’s longest-reigning monarchs. She took the...

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