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

April 27, 2021|
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 thirty-one. 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 Histo...
Title:George Ii (penguin Monarchs): Not Just A British Monarch
Product dimensions:160 pages, 7.06 X 4.69 X 0.98 in
Shipping dimensions:160 pages, 7.06 X 4.69 X 0.98 in
Published:April 27, 2021
Publisher:Penguin Uk
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780141978420

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