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The First Georgians: The German Kings Who Made Britain 2014

  • 2014-05-16T02:00:00+01:00
  • BBC Four
  • 2014-05-01T01:00:00+01:00
  • 60 mins
  • 3 hours, 0 mins
  • Documentary, Special Interest
The First Georgians: The German Kings Who Made Britain, will present the revealing and surprising story of Britain in the reigns of George I and George II (1714-60) – the age of the ‘German Georges’. In 1714, Britain imported a new German royal family from Hanover, headed by Georg Ludwig (aka George I) - an uncharismatic, middle-aged man with a limited grasp of English. Lucy Worsley will reveal how this unlikely new dynasty secured the throne – and how they kept it. An intimate and close-up portrait of these German kings of Britain, the series will follow George I, his son George II, and their feuding family as they slowly established themselves in their adopted kingdom - despite ongoing threats from invading Jacobites and a lukewarm initial response from the British public.

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Lucy Worsley is always so enthusiastic and you really feel her love of the subject come across

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