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By Brendan Simms, Torsten Riotte

For greater than one hundred twenty years (1714-1837) nice Britain used to be associated with the German voters, later country, of Hanover via own Union. This made Britain a continental ecu country in lots of respects, and diluted her feel of insular apartness. The geopolitical concentration of england used to be now as a lot on Germany, at the Elbe and the Weser because it was once at the Channel or in a foreign country. whilst, the Hanoverian connection used to be an incredible and hugely arguable consider British excessive politics and renowned political debate. This quantity used to be the 1st systematically to discover the topic by means of a staff of specialists drawn from the united kingdom, US and Germany. They combine the burgeoning professional literature on points of the private Union into the wider historical past of eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century Britain. by no means prior to had the impression of the Hanoverian connection on British politics, monarchy and the general public sphere, been so completely investigated.

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