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George II : king and elector

Author: Andrew C Thompson, (Lecturer in history)
Publisher: New Haven, Conn. ; London : Yale University Press, 2012.
Series: Yale English monarchs series
Edition/Format:   Print 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: History
Biography
Named Person: George, King of Great Britain; George, King of Great Britain
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew C Thompson, (Lecturer in history)
ISBN: 9780300187779 0300187777
OCLC Number: 801593321
Notes: Originally published: 2011.
Description: x, 315 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations, genealogical table, portraits ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
1. Inheritance and expectation --
2. King-in-waiting --
3. Power at last --
4. A divided house? --
5. Challenges and conflicts --
6. Rebellion and revival --
7. Complications and controversies --
8. No more peace --
9. Ultimate victory? --
Conclusion.
Series Title: Yale English monarchs series
Responsibility: Andrew C. Thompson.

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