KING GEORGE I (1660-1727)
George I reigned as king of Great Britain from 1714 to 1727. A staunch member of the Whig party, he was far from popular among his English subjects. Although he was an exceptional ruler with diplomatic tact, his predilection for women other than his wife marred his reputation. His notable officers included both Walpole and Townshend, who served as Secretary of State. George I's relationship with his family was no secret, as evidenced by his bitter conflict with his son George II, Prince of Wales. In fact, their tempestuous relationship was instrumental in splitting the Whig party in 1717 on account of personal rivalry and differences on foreign policy. King George I died on June 11, 1727. He certainly was not the most likable monarch, but it cannot be disputed that his ministry gave the country great stability.
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