Hanover Family

Main

George I, the first Hanoverian King succeds his distant cousin, Anne.

1714

A new Parliament is elected with a strong Whig majority led by Robert Walpole.

1714

The Septennial Act allows dor General Elections to be held.

1716

Death of the Duke of Marlborough.

1722

George II succeds his father, George I.

1727

George I dies in Hanover, aged 67.

1727

The War of Austrian Succession breaks out in Europe.

1740 - 1748

Walpole resigns as Prime Minister.

1742

Scots defeated at the Battle of Cumberland.

1746

Duke of Cumberland the King's 2nd sons, ruthlessly represses the rebels and Scottish traditions.