"British ?" -- "No, Hannoveraner !"
And yet, somewhat British, because our beloved Guelph-Elector of Hannover (engl.: Hanover), George III., is at the same time King of
England. In 1714, the British crown fell to Hanover's "Welfen", the Guelphic family. The united rule will last until 1837, but we would not know that, yet.
Welcome to the age of the Napoleonic wars! - The European continent is in flames: From Sicily to Copenhagen and from Lisbon to Moscow
huge armies are marching through the countries like swarms of locusts. Populations become impoverished, economies fall to ruins.
Spirited by the high ideals of its revolution, France rests like an unbearable burden on Europe and remoulds the continent with a heavy hand.