George I of Great Britain

George I was King of Great Britain and Ireland from 1 August 1714 and ruler of the Duchy and Electorate of Brunswick-Lüneburg in the Holy Roman Empire from 23 January 1698 until his death in 1727. He was the first British monarch of the House of Hanover. Born in Hanover to its Elector Ernest Augustus and Electress Sophia, George inherited the titles and lands of the Duchy of Brunswick-Lüneburg from his father and uncles. A succession of European wars expanded his German domains during his lifetime. After the deaths in 1714 of his mother and his second cousin Anne, Queen of Great Britain, George ascended the British throne as Anne's closest living Protestant relative under the Act of Settlement 1701. Jacobites attempted, but failed, to depose George and replace him with James Francis Edward Stuart, Anne's Catholic half-brother. During George's reign, the powers of the monarchy diminished and Britain began a transition to the modern system of cabinet government led by a prime minister. Towards the end of his reign, actual political power was held by Robert Walpole, now recognised as Britain's first de facto prime minister.

George died of a stroke on a trip to his native Hanover. He is the most recent British monarch to be buried outside the United Kingdom. George was born on 28 May 1660 in the city of Hanover in the Duchy of Brunswick-Lüneburg in the Holy Roman Empire, he was the eldest son of Ernest Augustus, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg, his wife, Sophia of the Palatinate. Sophia was the granddaughter of King James I of England through Elizabeth of Bohemia. For the first year of his life, George was the only heir to the German territories of his father and three childless uncles. George's brother, Frederick Augustus, was born in 1661, the two boys were brought up together, their mother was absent for a year during a long convalescent holiday in Italy, but corresponded with her sons' governess and took a great interest in their upbringing more so upon her return. Sophia bore Ernest Augustus a daughter. In her letters, Sophia describes George as a responsible, conscientious child who set an example to his younger brothers and sisters.

By 1675 George's eldest uncle had died without issue, but his remaining two uncles had married, putting George's inheritance in jeopardy as his uncles' estates might pass to their own sons, should they have had any, instead of to George. George's father took him hunting and riding, introduced him to military matters. In 1679 another uncle died unexpectedly without sons, Ernest Augustus became reigning Duke of Calenberg-Göttingen, with his capital at Hanover. George's surviving uncle, George William of Celle, had married his mistress in order to legitimise his only daughter, Sophia Dorothea, but looked unlikely to have any further children. Under Salic law, where inheritance of territory was restricted to the male line, the succession of George and his brothers to the territories of their father and uncle now seemed secure. In 1682, the family agreed to adopt the principle of primogeniture, meaning George would inherit all the territory and not have to share it with his brothers; the same year, George married his first cousin, Sophia Dorothea of Celle, thereby securing additional incomes that would have been outside Salic laws.

The marriage of state was arranged as it ensured a healthy annual income and assisted the eventual unification of Hanover and Celle. His mother at first opposed the marriage because she looked down on Sophia Dorothea's mother and because she was concerned by Sophia Dorothea's legitimated status, she was won over by the advantages inherent in the marriage. In 1683 George and his brother Frederick Augustus served in the Great Turkish War at the Battle of Vienna, Sophia Dorothea bore George a son, George Augustus; the following year, Frederick Augustus was informed of the adoption of primogeniture, meaning he would no longer receive part of his father's territory as he had expected. This led to a breach between Frederick Augustus and his father, between the brothers, that lasted until his death in battle in 1690. With the imminent formation of a single Hanoverian state, the Hanoverians' continuing contributions to the Empire's wars, Ernest Augustus was made an Elector of the Holy Roman Empire in 1692.

George's prospects were now better than as the sole heir to his father's electorate and his uncle's duchy. Sophia Dorothea had a second child, a daughter named after her, in 1687, but there were no other pregnancies; the couple became estranged—George preferred the company of his mistress, Melusine von der Schulenburg, Sophia Dorothea had her own romance with the Swedish Count Philip Christoph von Königsmarck. Threatened with the scandal of an elopement, the Hanoverian court, including George's brothers and mother, urged the lovers to desist, but to no avail. According to diplomatic sources from Hanover's enemies, in July 1694 the Swedish count was killed with George's connivance, his body thrown into the river Leine weighted with stones; the murder was claimed to have been committed by four of Ernest Augustus's courtiers, one of whom, Don Nicolò Montalbano, was paid the enormous sum of 150,000 thalers, about one hundred times the annual salary of the highest-paid minister. Rumours supposed that Königsmarck was hacked to pieces and buried beneath the Hanover palace floorboar

River Ebble

The River Ebble is one of the five rivers of the English city of Salisbury. Rising at Alvediston to the west of the city, it joins the River Avon at Bodenham, near Nunton; the Ebble rises at Alvediston, 12 miles to the west of Salisbury, at 51.0127°N 2.039°W / 51.0127. It joins the River Avon 2 1⁄2 miles southeast of the city at Bodenham after flowing through Ebbesbourne Wake, Fifield Bavant, Little London, Mount Sorrel, Broad Chalke, Stoke Farthing, Stratford Tony, Coombe Bissett and Nunton; the River Chalke is the most significant tributary, rising in Bowerchalke and flowing through the Chalke Valley to join the Ebble at Mount Sorrel in Broad Chalke. The Chalke provides a steady, year round flow, so that the winterbourne section of the Ebble is only from Alvediston to Knapp; the flow of the Ebble is augmented at Little London by several pumped boreholes that feed the extensive commercial watercress farm at Knapp before the confluence with the Chalke. In the book Ebbesbourne Wake Through The Ages historian Peter Meers surmised that the land and the bourne was once owned by a man called Ebbel.

He identified that from Saxon times until 1166 there were two villages called Ebblesborne, one of which became known as Bishopstone. Note that the word "bourne" is derived from the Old English "brunna". Howard Phipps, Ebble Valley - Chalk River Valleys Media related to River Ebble at Wikimedia Commons

Aagot Børseth

Aagot Børseth was a Norwegian actress. Aagot Tangen was born in Norway, she made her debut at Rogaland Teater in Stavanger during 1918 as Grete in Faddergaven by Peter Egge. She came to Chat Noir, where she noted herself as the street girl Gusti in Flammen, she performed there for 40 years. She made her film debut in Felix and participated in numerous Norwegian films including Frestelse and Selkvinnen, she was a used actor on Radioteatret and on television. She was married to Henrik Børseth, an actor at the Nationaltheatret, she was buried at Vestre gravlund in Oslo. Fru Inger til Østråt Eiszeit Bernardas hus Sønner av Norge kjøper bil Sønner av Norge Støv på hjernen Selkvinnen Frestelse Felix Aagot Børseth on IMDb