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‘george Iv, King Of The United Kingdom And Hanover, 19th Century’ Giclee Print W Holl

By virtue of Article II of the Treaty of Union, which defined the succession to the throne of Great Britain, the Act of Settlement became part of Scots Law as properly. As the fourth son, Ernst-August had small opportunity of succeeding his father as ruler. Therefore, the couple had to live in the Leineschloss at the Hanover court of Ernest-August’s eldest brother Christian-Ludwig. In 1806 the Holy Roman Empire came to an finish and Hanover became element of the Kingdom of Westphalia, a puppet state founded by Napoleon. Just after the defeat of Napoleon the Congress of Vienna restored George...