In 1714, the search for a successor to the (childless) Queen Anne resulted in Georg Ludwig of Hanover unexpectedly becoming King George I of Great Britain. Mark Wilkins will tell us the story of how George (who found changing his name much easier than learning the English language) founded a dynasty which reigned for nearly 200 years.
Along the way we will take in a king who hated the country with a passion, another who (really) hated his son, the king who fathered ten illegitimate children – but also great advances in music, culture and Britain's role in the world.
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