Ernest Augustus

Ernest Augustus,

1771–1851, king of Hanover (1837–51) and duke of Cumberland, fifth son of George III of England. At the accession of his niece Queen Victoria, the crowns of England and Hanover were separated, since succession in Hanover was only through the male line. Ernest Augustus had been associated with the reactionary Tories in England, and his reign in Hanover was ultraconservative. He rescinded the liberal constitution of 1833 and evoked the famous protest of seven GöttingenGöttingen
, city (1994 pop. 128,420), Lower Saxony, central Germany, on the Leine River. It is noted for its university, founded in 1734 (opened 1737) by Elector George Augustus (George II of England).
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 professors. The revolutionary outbreaks of 1848 forced him to allow revision of his constitution of 1840, but he returned to reactionary policies that were continued by his successor and son, George V.
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The Royal Marriages Act was established after King George II became displeased with his younger brother, Ernest Augustus, in addition to losing the American colonies.
The church is anxious to contact any descendants of the affected graves of the Rev Whiteley; Edward Hill (died 1853); Samuel Smith (died 1839); James Holland Hipkiss (died 1804); the Evers Swindell family; Pargeter family; Ernest Augustus (died 1892); and Joseph Bramah Cochrane (died 1903).
Humbert (1821-77), is Germanic; Michael Hall tells me that the inspiration for the effigies was not the ancient royal tombs at Westminster, but the mausoleum built at Herrenhausen outside Hanover in the 1840s by Victoria's 'wicked uncle' Ernest Augustus, the penultimate King of Hanover, to house tomb chests with effigies of himself and his queen.