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Sophia, Dorothea, 1666-1726 (consort of George I, King of Great Britain)

 Person

Biography

Sophia Dorothea of Celle (15 September 1666 – 13 November 1726) was the repudiated wife of George I of Great Britain and mother of George II. The union with her first cousin was an arranged marriage of state, instigated by the machinations of his mother, Sophia of Hanover. She is best remembered for her alleged affair with Philip Christoph von Königsmarck that led to her being imprisoned in the Castle of Ahlden for the last thirty years of her life.

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 Fonds

Princess Sophia Dorothea: Correspondence with Count Philip Christopher Graf von Königsmark

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.4483
Scope and Contents

Transcripts and photographs of correspondence between Princess Sophia Dorothea and Count Philip Christopher Graf von Königsmark, 1690, made for A.W. Ward, c. 1909. There are also 15 letters to Ward from various English and German correspondents, 1888-1909.

Dates: 1888-1909 (Circa)
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