Hanoverians: The First Georges (3 x 60′) – 2014 marks the 300th anniversary of the Hanoverian succession to the British throne. To mark the occasion, the BBC and Royal Collection Trust are embarking on a unique partnership – encompassing a three-part series presented by Dr Lucy Worsley and an exhibition at The Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace, curated by Desmond Shawe-Taylor, Surveyor of The Queen’s Pictures.
Hanoverians: The First Georges 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 explores how this unlikely new dynasty secured the throne – and how they kept it.
Source: BBC press release