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Author Topic: King George II and Queen Caroline  (Read 130 times)
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« on: November 22, 2017, 12:24:43 am »

King George II had intended to replace Sir Robert Walpole with Sir Spencer Compton as chief government minister. However, Walpole's generosity with the civil list settlement, combined with the influence of Queen Caroline, convinced the King to keep Walpole on.
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« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2017, 11:11:06 pm »

Caroline's full name was Wilhelmina Charlotte Caroline. Had she been addressed by her first Christian name of Wilhelmina, England would have had a Queen Consort Wilhelmina.
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« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2017, 10:09:14 pm »

When George II was on trips to Hanover, he refused to let Frederick Louis, Prince of Wales, have a hand in government while he was gone.
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« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2018, 10:06:01 pm »

King George II spoke only French until he was four. Then he learnt German and later English and Italian.
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« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2018, 04:48:34 am »

That's fine, as long as languages come eventually. Not a fan of the general monolingualism of the English-speaking world.
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