Eldest son of George II and Queen Caroline; father of George III. For most of his life Frederick was at odds with his parents, and by the mid‐1730s he had become a willing tool of opposition politicians. Brought up in Hanover, he came to England in 1728. After his marriage in 1736 to Augusta of Saxe‐Coburg, he soon established a rival court at Leicester House which became an important meeting‐ground for Walpole's leading opponents. The ‘Leicester House group’ made a limited impact in Parliament in the 1740s, and broke up on the prince's sudden death in 1751.
Subjects: British History.