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Art And Architecture, Mostly: Princess Sophia Of Hanover, Queen Of Britain?

George IV is often remembered as an unwise and extravagant monarch. For the duration of his Regency, London was redesigned, and funding for the arts was elevated. As King, George was unable to govern effectively he was overweight, possibly addicted to a type of opium and displaying signs of his father’s mental disease. While he ruled, George’s ministers were as soon as again in a position to regain the energy that they had lost throughout his father’s reign. His claim was opposed by the Jacobites, supporters of the deposed King James II. Because James II had died, his claim was...