King of Hanover dismisses his pro-Constitutional opponents (33 words)

Historical Context Note

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Context

Ernest Augustus, the new King of Hanover, faces opposition to his suppression of the liberal constitution established in 1833. He dismisses seven professors of Gottingen University, including the brothers Grimm, who challenge his actions.

Citation:
Editors. "King of Hanover dismisses his pro-Constitutional opponents". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 30 December 2011
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=18023, accessed 10 December 2016.]