George I – Tim Blanning
‚One stroke of good fortune after another had taken him to be … the sovereign of three kingdoms and thus ruler of what was rapidly becoming the most prosperous and powerful empire in the world’
George I was probably the most important of the Hanoverian monarchs to have reigned in England. He was certainly the luckiest, rising from the son of a landless German duke to rule an empire. Tim Blanning’s incisive biography reveals George as a tough, effective and determined monarch, at a time when other European thrones had started to crumble.