King George II

Standard Name: George II, King


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Dedications Elizabeth Boyd
EB published with her name Verses most humbly inscrib'd to His Majesty King George IId. on his Birth-Day.
Foxon, David F. English Verse 1701-1750. Cambridge University Press.
Dedications Mary Chandler
The British Library copy is 11630 h. 7. This edition was inscribed to Princess Amelia (one of George II 's daughters, who had twice visited Bath).
Chandler, Mary. A Description of Bath. James Leake.
The edition printed at Bath in 1736 was...
Dedications Mary Davys
This comedy was printed the next month, with an illustration of one of its scenes, and a dedication to Princess Anne , daughter of the future George II —a sound Whig choice.
Monthly Catalogue, 1714 - 1717. Bernard Lintot.
Bowden, Martha F., and Mary Davys. “Introduction”. The Reform’d Coquet; or, Memoirs of Amoranda; Familiar Letters Betwixt a Gentleman and a Lady; and, The Accomplish’d Rake; or, Modern Fine Gentleman, University Press of Kentucky, p. ix - xlix.
Dedications Mary Jones
This volume was dedicated to the Princess of Orange : Anne, daughter of George II and the late Queen Caroline . The princess's mother had been a patron of MJ 's friend Martha Lovelace, later...
Other Life Event Mary Barber
Charged with scandalising and vilifying the king and government (George II and Sir Robert Walpole ), she was out on bail on 2 February. The accusation (for which the penalty ranged from a fine...
politics Lady Mary Wortley Montagu
She frequented both of the incompatible court circles—those of the king and of the Prince and Princess of Wales —apparently in search of a power base.
politics Mary Caesar
In 1720 MC 's husband was arguing that a Stuart restoration could not be accomplished, and ought not to be attempted, without foreign aid. By March 1722, however, the planning stage of the Atterbury plot...
politics Eliza Haywood
EH 's political allegiance may have been dictated by the need to make a living, or by taking a satirical view of successive centres of political enthusiasm. She wrote opportunistic satire on George II while...
Publishing Margaret Oliphant
MO published in Blackwoods her Historical Sketches of the Reign of George II, whose subjects include Queen Caroline (his wife) and Lady Mary Wortley Montagu .
Jay, Elisabeth. Mrs Oliphant: "A Fiction to Herself": A Literary Life. Clarendon Press.
Textual Features Mary Latter
Here the solitary, sorrowing Muse is roused by beams of light and a seraphic vision announcing that This Day—illustrious George becomes a Sire!
Latter, Mary. A Lyric Ode. C. Bathurst.
The Muse duly announces a blessing on a coming line of...
Textual Features Charlotte McCarthy
CMC here uses a jaunty six-line stanza to complain of corrupt politicians. She also uses some scurrility.
Feminist Companion Archive.
She tells Bedford that if, as expected, he becomes Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (as he did on 15...
Textual Production Penelope Aubin
PA 's History of Genghizcan the Great, translated from the French of François Pétis de la Croix , appeared in 1722, dedicated to the Prince of Wales . Both Debbie Welham and Eighteenth-Century Collections...
Textual Production Elizabeth Boyd
EB published an anonymous pamphlet containing her two poems on George II 's victory at the battle of Dettingen on 16 June.
Foxon, David F. English Verse 1701-1750. Cambridge University Press.
Textual Production Grisell Murray
Few of GM 's letters survive, but in winter 1737-8 she was writing to her uncle Alexander, Earl of Marchmont (the little brother Sandy of her memoir about her mother).
Murray, Grisell. Memoirs of the Lives and Characters of the Right Honourable George Baillie of Jerviswood and of Lady Grisell Baillie.
She offered him shrewd...
Textual Production Jean Plaidy
The first-named is George I 's rejected queen (accused of adultery and imprisoned for life before her husband came to the English throne, while her alleged lover was assassinated). The protagonist of the second novel...


3 December 1716: The new Prince of Wales requested a special...

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3 December 1716

The new Prince of Wales requested a special performance of Otway 's Venice Preserved including the Nicky Nacky scenes, which it had become usual to cut.

April 1717: The Prince of Wales critically antagonized...

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April 1717

The Prince of Wales critically antagonized his father, George I , by arrogating too much power to himself.

17 June 1721: Newspapers reported the royal plan for an...

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17 June 1721

Newspapers reported the royal plan for an experiment as to the safety of inoculation against smallpox, to be conducted on inmates of Newgate Prison in London.

23 April 1723: The Prince of Wales was formally reconciled...

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23 April 1723

The Prince of Wales was formally reconciled with his father, George I .

11 June 1727: King George I died and George II assumed...

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11 June 1727

King George I died and George II assumed the throne.

28 November 1727: After elections and the dissolution of the...

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28 November 1727

After elections and the dissolution of the previous parliament on 5 August, the new parliament (obligatory on the accession of a new sovereign ) was called for this date.

December 1728: George II's eldest son, then Frederick Augustus,...

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December 1728

George II 's eldest son, then Frederick Augustus, Prince of Brunswick-Lunenburg , arrived in England for the first time.

November 1732: The first settlers for the new colony of...

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November 1732

The first settlers for the new colony of Georgia (for which James Edward Oglethorpe had that year secured a charter from George II ) set sail. They landed in February 1733.
White, Evelyn. Alice Walker. A Life. Norton.

2 July 1737: The Opposition paper The Craftsman published...

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2 July 1737

The Opposition paper The Craftsman published excerpts from Shakespeare 's King John which were designed to reflect obloquy on the conduct of George II .

14 August 1737: George II signed the Charter for the proposed...

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14 August 1737

George II signed the Charter for the proposed Foundling Hospital in London.

September 1737: George II, in a repeat of his father's actions,...

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September 1737

George II , in a repeat of his father's actions, publicly broke with his heir, the Prince of Wales , who thereafter formed a focus for political Opposition.

20 November 1737: Caroline of Anspach, Queen of England, died...

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20 November 1737

Caroline of Anspach , Queen of England, died of a rupture after eleven days of excruciating illness.

16 June 1743: George II, against advice, led the British...

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16 June 1743

George II , against advice, led the British troops in person at the battle of Dettingen.

15 November 1743: George II was enthusiastically welcomed to...

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15 November 1743

George II was enthusiastically welcomed to London, with illuminations and bonfires, on his return from his victorious campaign in Europe.

16 April 1746: The (mostly Highland) forces of Charles Edward...

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16 April 1746

The (mostly Highland) forces of Charles Edward Stuart , and with them the Jacobite cause, were defeated at the Battle of Culloden in Scotland by forces (mostly English) loyal to George II , led by...


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