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By Andrew C. Thompson

Despite an extended and eventful reign, Britain's George II is a principally forgotten monarch, his achievements missed and his talents misunderstood. This landmark biography uncovers huge new facts in British and German records, making attainable the main whole and exact review of this thirty-three-year reign. Andrew C. Thompson paints a richly exact portrait of the many-faceted monarch in his public in addition to his deepest lifestyles.

Born in Hanover in 1683, George Augustus first got here to London in 1714 because the new Prince of Wales. He assumed the throne in 1727, held it till his loss of life in 1760, and has the excellence of being Britain's final foreign-born king and the final king to steer a military in conflict. With George's tale at its center, the e-book reconstructs his recommendations and activities via a cautious examining of the letters and papers of these round him. Thompson explores the formerly underappreciated roles George performed within the political methods of england, in particular in overseas policy, and also charts the intricacies of the king's complex relationships and reassesses the lasting influence of his common go back journeys to Hanover. George II emerges from those pages as an self reliant and cosmopolitan determine of indisputable old fascination.

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