|Entrance to the Queen's Gallery at Buckingham Palace|
commemorating the 300th anniversary of the accession of George, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg, to the English throne establishing the House of Hanover. What made the situation politically delicate was George's position as Prince-Elector of the Holy Roman Empire. When in 1692 Emperor Leopold I attributed a ninth elector's dignity to the dukes of Brunswick-Lüneburg it comprised the honorary title of Archbannerbearer of the Holy Roman Empire. Imagine, the English King voted for the German Kaiser.
The exhibition had nice pictures but was somewhat short on historic facts. Here are some details:
*Texts in italic from Wikipedia
|Sophia of Hanover, presumptive heiress to the English crown|
Two major Jacobite Risings launched in 1715 and 1745 failed to remove the House of Hanover from the British throne. Therefore the next room showed boring sketches and drawings of the battles the Georges fought against the Scots.
|George II as Prince of Wales|
|Showing the Georgean Dynasty:|
This Plate is Dedicated to all true Britons, Lovers of Liberty, and the present Succession.
Here are two of Hogarth's engravings describing the virtue of beer and the devastating effects of gin (The engravings are found in Wikipedia):