Caroline of Ansbach


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Caroline of Ansbach

(äns`bäkh), 1683–1737, queen consort of George IIGeorge II
(George Augustus), 1683–1760, king of Great Britain and Ireland (1727–60), son and successor of George I. Though devoted to Hanover, of which he was elector, George was more active in the English government than his father had been.
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 of England, daughter of the margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach. She married George in 1705 while he was electoral prince of Hanover and bore him three sons and five daughters. After his accession (1727) she gave active support to Sir Robert WalpoleWalpole, Robert, 1st earl of Orford,
1676–1745, English statesman. Early Life and Career

He was the younger son of a prominent Whig family of Norfolk.
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. Her political influence over the king lasted until her death.
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Peggy Fitzroy's role as a lady-in-waiting and spy to Her Majesty Princess Caroline of Ansbach explores more questions, more twists, and another amusing adventure in eighteenth-century Wales.
Finally, Wright considers the case of Marinda (1716), a miscellany dedicated to Caroline of Ansbach, compiled by Robert Molesworth from the poetry of his deceased daughter, Mary Monck.
1727-1760) has been given short shrift by historians for many years, labeled a weak, loutish, and unimaginative king who was manipulated by his ministers and managed by his queen, Caroline of Ansbach.