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:

Huggybear said...

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

Jax said...

Another place that women are outlawed. Hmph

Pat Hatt said...

That's a long way down the lineage line

Sandra Cox said...

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

Christine said...

interesting

Martha said...

Something new learned today :)

bj said...

thanks, Adam...interesting fact.

Unknown said...

never knew for sure. looks deep.

stephen Hayes said...

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