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Definition of the House of Hanover from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

the House of Hanover

 
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the British royal family between 1714, when George Louis, the leader of the German state of Hanover, became the king of Britain, and 1901, when Queen Victoria died. George became the king because there was no heir to Queen Anne, and the leaders of Hanover were related to King James I through his granddaughter Sophia. compare Saxe-Coburg-Gotha