Hanover was founded relatively late, in the 12th century, and it was not known until the 17th century. But thanks to its speedy development Hanover today is in the list of the richest German cities.
Everything began in the days of the Hanseatic League. A small city in the north of Germany realized that the its geographical position allows it to develop economy. The peak of development and prosperity came in the 17th century. It was connected with England's attempts not to allow a Scottish Catholic monarch to take a throne. Thus, in the continuous round of matrimonial and political machinations Hanover acquired control over Britain.
George I couldn't speak English and did not wish to spend much time in England but he was the King of Britain.
During WWII British bombers 'revenged' for such an attitude by destroying over 80% of Hanover city centre.
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