Hanover is separated from Britain

(55 words)
  • Editors

Historical Context Note

With the death of William IV, and the accession to the British throne of his niece Victoria, the crown of Hanover is automatically separated from Britain, since the Salic Law forbids female succession there. As a result, the Hanoverian crown passes to Ernest Augustus, Duke of Cumberland, George III's eldest surviving son, who rules until 1851.
Please log in to consult the article in its entirety. If you are not a subscriber, please click here to read about membership. All our articles have been written recently by experts in their field, more than 95% of them university professors.

Citation:
Editors. "Hanover is separated from Britain". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 30 December 2011
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=18018, accessed 31 October 2014.]