Sunday, December 6, 2015

Fact of the Day: King Commander

King George II was the last British monarch to lead troops in battle. He did so at the Battle of Dettingen in 1743. The battle took place during the War of the Austrian Succession.

16 comments:

  1. Good entry , thanks for stopping by my blog!!!Happy Sunday !!

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  2. Good entry , thanks for stopping by my blog!!!Happy Sunday !!

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  3. The rest learned it is safer to sit on their royal arse I guess

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  4. you mean literally led them into battle or just stood and watched from some hill?

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  5. Lol @ Dez's comment. Something tells me he's on to something... hehe

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  6. really? the kings haven't led battle since the 1700s? interesting- although I would think that it offers the country more stability. It seems like every time a king was killed in battle the succession was less secure and then the country was in an uproar for a while. at some point you wonder if the people didn't think "who cares who is king so long as we can just get on with our own lives"

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  7. I question the notion that he led troops into battle. Perhaps he posed for a painting where he did so, or he might have even been nearby, but I doubt he was ever in any danger.

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  8. Interesting fact. Thanks for sharing!

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