Reference Entry

George I (1660-1727), king of Great Britain and Ireland and elector of Hanover

Graham Gibbs

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI:


Early years and preparations for becoming elector of Hanover 1660-1698 | The elector of Hanover and the claiming of the English and protestant succession, 1698-1714 | Accession and Jacobite rising, 1714-1716 | George I and the Church of England | Attitudes to Hanover | Royal prerogative and the Act of Settlement | Political disputes and relations with the prince of Wales | Court style | Relations with Hanover and final years | Character and reputation | Culture and royal patronage | An elusive character

Reference Entry.  18045 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: biography ; history

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