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Countries Hanover, Kingdom Of

Ompared with the Tudors and Stuarts, the Hanoverians – who succeeded to the British throne 300 years ago on Friday – remain anything of a difficult sell. The Georgians are celebrated for their architecture and gardens, yet their monarchs and politicians seem remote, barely etched in the public mind. With uncommon exceptions, like The Madness of King George, handful of films or novels function the Home of Hanover. Although Hanoverian Britain was that of the slave trade and the press gang, it was also the Britain of Jane Austen and James Watt, of the British Museum, the Scottish enlightenment and...