The First Georgians - The German Kings Who Made Britain300 years ago Since King George the Monarchy has been German. its all Fairytale, nothing Real or Royal.
Recent DNA proof confirms no bloodline since Richard III
The First Georgians The German Kings Who Made Britain Episode 1 - BBC documentary 2014
The Hanoverians arrived at a moment when Britain was changing fast. Satirists were free to mock the powerful, including the new royals. The Hanoverians themselves were busy early adopters of Neo-Palladian architecture, defining the whole look of the Georgian era. When the French philosopher Voltaire visited, he found a 'land of liberty' unlike anything in Europe - Britain was embracing freedom of speech and modern cabinet government.
The role which George inherited was that of a constitutional monarch. Given the famously unwritten nature of the British constitution, there was no manual for the new king to consult. Hence, he had to tread a careful path, finding out for himself what the limits of his power were. He quickly realised that grand building projects on the scale of some of his continental counterparts would not be possible. Finding out how much influence he could exert over the appointment of ministers was harder and involved a degree of trial and error but, generally, ministers and monarch avoided serious and protracted confrontation.
Lucy Worsley's inside story of Britain's imported German dynasty, made with extensive access to the Royal Collection, reaches the reign of George II. She shows how he had to adapt to a growing 'middling rank' in society no longer content with being downtrodden subjects. Affairs of state were being openly discussed in coffee houses, while the king and his ministers were mocked in satirical prints and theatres.
George II was an easy target - grumpy, and frequently absent in Hanover. To his British subjects he became The King Who Wasn't There. But his wife, the enlightened Caroline, popularized a medical breakthrough against smallpox. However, it was their son, Frederick Prince of Wales, who really understood this new world - he had the popular touch monarchy would need to survive into the modern
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II 63 years, the longest-ruling monarchy with German Blood DNA
Queen Victoria daughter of Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and Strathearn son of George III ( who was grandson of George II born on 1 February 1707 in Hanover, Germany).
A recent discovery in August 2012, of King Richard III dead body, was found under a car park in Leicester. The search was initiated by the Looking for Richard project with the support of the Richard III Society.
So where did the current British queen come from?
She was born in London, served as a mechanic in the war and prefers dogs to humans. How much more British could Her Majesty be?
How German is the Queen?
Later, as a result of the First World War (1914–18), the empires of his first cousins Tsar Nicholas II of Russia and Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany fell while the British Empire expanded to its greatest effective extent.
After the war, Philip was granted permission by George VI to marry Elizabeth in 1947. Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark, took British citizenship and became a naturalised British subject, adopting the surname Mountbatten from his maternal grandparents.
The word “English” is derived from the Angles, of Anglo-Saxon fame. In AD 410, a range of German, Danish, and Dutch tribes that we sloppily call the Anglo-Saxons moved in from across the Whale Road. Not forgetting the Vikings either, who brought Danish, Norwegian, and Swedish blood to swathes of Britain. So, to be honest, is to acknowledge that this country has had the most profound and close genetic and cultural ties with the people of Germany and Scandinavia for over 1,500 years.