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George I, King Of Excellent Britain 1660-1727

The British monarchy is not about to grow to be what is often referred to as a “bicycling monarchy,” akin to these ultra-informal royals in the Netherlands or Denmark. Like St. Pancras station, the monarchy has its elaborate spires and turrets. But it ought to also be a operating institution in tune with a modern country. It have to preserve the important elements—some pomp and circumstance, some history, some whiff of the eternal—but also be practical and helpful. Following the death of George IV, family deaths meant that his brother William took the throne. In the course of his youth,...