Queen Victoria (1819-1901)

Britain’s second-longest reigning monarch and Empress of India was born in London in 1819 and ruled for nearly 64 years. George III’s only legitimate heir, Princess Charlotte of Wales died in childbirth in 1817, so her death sparked a constitutional crisis so all his unmarried sons were forced to give up their mistresses, find wives…

George II of Great Britain (1727-1760)

George II was the last British monarch to lead troops into battle, whilst many great social and political changes occurred during his reign. He was born Georg August on 30 October 1683 (Old Style) at Herrenhausen Palace, Hanover, the eldest of two children born to Crown Prince Georg of Hanover and Sophia Dorothea of Celle.…

The First Prince George of Cambridge

Recent reports in the British media claimed the royal baby would be the first ever Prince of Cambridge were incorrect. Actually it was His Royal Highness Prince George of Cambridge, who was born 26 March 1819 in Hanover, Germany. His parents were Prince Adolphus, who was created Duke of Cambridge in 1801, and Princess Augusta…