consort of Queen Anne. The younger son of Frederick III of Denmark, George was affable but dull. ‘I have tried him drunk,’ Charles II once remarked, ‘and I have tried him sober and there is nothing in him.’ His marriage to Anne in 1683 sealed a diplomatic concord between their respective kingdoms against the Dutch. Though dogged by ill‐health, he was the queen's mainstay throughout her many personal and political tribulations.
Subjects: British History.