George II (Penguin Monarchs)


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George II, King of Great Britain and Ireland and Elector of Hanover, came to Britain for the first time when he was aged 31. He had a terrible relationship with his father, George I, which was later paralleled by his relationship to his own son. He was short-tempered and uncultivated, but in his 23-year reign, he presided over a great flourishing in his adoptive country – economic, military and cultural – all described with characteristic wit and elegance by Norman Davies.