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George II : king and elector

Author: Andrew C Thompson
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, 2011.
Series: Yale English monarchs.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Despite a long and eventful reign, Britain's George II is a largely forgotten monarch, his achievements overlooked and his abilities misunderstood. This landmark biography uncovers extensive new evidence in British and German archives, making possible the most complete and accurate assessment of this thirty-three-year reign. Andrew C. Thompson paints a richly detailed portrait of the many-faceted monarch in his  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: George, King of Great Britain; George, King of Great Britain; König Georg (Grossbritannien
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew C Thompson
ISBN: 9780300118926 0300118929
OCLC Number: 670481521
Description: x, 315 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Genealogical table of the early Hanoverians --
Intorduction --
Inheritance and expectation --
King-in-waiting --
Power at last --
Divided house? --
Challenges and conflicts --
Rebellion and revival --
Complications and controversies --
No more peace --
Ultimate victory? --
Conclusion.
Series Title: Yale English monarchs.
Responsibility: Andrew C. Thompson.

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Despite a long and eventful reign, Britain's George II is a largely forgotten monarch, his achievements overlooked and his abilities misunderstood. This title paints a detailed portrait of the  Read more...

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"[A] fine biography . . . Mr. Thompson makes a strong case for his subject's importance."--Martin Rubin, "Wall Street Journal"--Martin Rubin "Wall Street Journal "

 
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