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George of Denmark, Prince

(1653—1708) consort of Queen Anne


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(1653–1708),

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.


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