Friday, February 19, 2016

Fact of the Day: King of Hanover

Because of the Germanic roots of all British monarchs since George I, the King of Great Britain was also King of Hanover which was a kingdom before Germany had unified. When Queen Victoria took the British throne, she had no right to Hanover's throne. As only males could become its ruling monarch, King George III"s fifth son Ernest Augustus became monarch instead. 

9 comments:

  1. If anyone can fathom out this Royal House of Hanover and the descendants they should be nominated for the Nobel Prize in Ancestry - they are all over the place these days - even related by marriage to the Monte Carlo rulers - via: Caroline. She is married to one. So I guess that brings in also the Kelly family of the USA!

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/House_of_Hanover

    Something akin to an octopus - tentacles in all Royal Households of Europe - existing and the dormant ones.
    B J Hunnicut aka Colin

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  2. Another place that women are outlawed. Hmph

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  3. That's a long way down the lineage line

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  4. Did not know this. Thanks, Adam!
    Have a great one.

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  5. thanks, Adam...interesting fact.

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  6. So Hanover had "Salic" Law? I've never thought about it.

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