George Ii (penguin Monarchs): Not Just A British Monarch

byNorman Davies

Hardcover | June 23, 2020

George Ii (penguin Monarchs): Not Just A British Monarch by Norman Davies
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George II, King of Great Britain and Ireland and Elector of Hanover, came to Britain for the first time when he was 31. He had a terrible relationship with his father George I, which was later paralleled by his relationship to his own son. He was short-tempered and uncultivated, but in his twenty-three-year reign he presided over a great flourishing in his adoptive country - economic, military and cultural - all described with characteristic wit and elegance by Norman Davies. (George II so admired the Hallelujah chorus in Handel's Messiah that he stood while it was being performed - as modern audiences still do.) Much of his attention remained in Hanover and on continental politics, as a result of which he was the last British monarch to lead his troops into battle at Dettingen in 1744.
Norman Davies was for many years a professor at the School of Slavonic and East European Studies, London University. He is the author of the acclaimed Vanished Kingdoms, Beneath Another Sky and the number one bestseller Europe: A History. His previous books, which include Rising '44, The Isles: A History and God's Playground: A History...
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Title:George Ii (penguin Monarchs): Not Just A British MonarchFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:160 pages, 7.06 X 4.69 X 0.98 inShipping dimensions:160 pages, 7.06 X 4.69 X 0.98 inPublished:June 23, 2020Publisher:Penguin UkLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0141978422

ISBN - 13:9780141978420

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