King George I
George I was considered too German, too wooden, selfish, cynical, unpopular and backward, yet for many he was preferred because he was Protestant. To others he was progressive, financially prudent and affectionate to his daughter. His mother said "he could be jolly, that he took things to heart, that he felt deeply and sincerely and was more sensitive than he cared to show."
"Sophie Dorothea", c. 1726-37, by Antoine Pesne (French, 1683-1757). She was the daughter of King George I and his wife Sophia Dorothea of Celle who was imprisoned by George I. True to family form, her brother George II detested her. While her husband Freidrich Wilhelm was good for Prussia, he abused her and her children.
11th June 1727 - George I dies in Germany | King of Great Britain for nearly 13 years, the story of the accession and rule of George I is certainly a strange one. His main claim to the throne upon the death of Queen Anne in 1714 was that he was "Not Catholic" and though countless others were closer in relation to the deceased Queen, it was the Protestant House of Hanover to whom the nation would turn.
Sophie Dorothea of Celle, (1666-1726) Princess of Hanover, with her children Georg (later George II) and Sophie Dorothea (later Queen Sophie of Prussia) - c1691 - wife & cousin of Georg Ludwig, Elector of Hanover, later George I - unhappy marriage - alleged to have had an affair which led to her being imprisoned in Castle of Ahlden for last 30 years of her life.
Robert Walpole, 1st Earl of Orford, 1676–1745, was a British statesman and the 1st Prime Minister of Great Britain. There was no official office of Prime Minister before him. He was a part of the Whig stronghold on power during the reigns of George I and II from 1721 until 1742 when he resigned. His administration was in power for the longest period of time in British history.