A Britain of Panthers and Lions: House of Oldenburg Britain

Not necessarily, taking a look at the post from the Spanish perspective "Chapter 279: A Spanish Lesson" , it mentions preparations for war in case both the Neapolitan King and Heir died of illness as that would leave the Duke of Parma in charge.

However reading this post here, although the King may not survive, based on these lines:



I did take this to imply that Ferdinand, the heir has recovered to an extent that he is not in danger anymore. Unless the 'they' being discussed was the King and his Godly side as monarchs use 'we' rather than 'I' to give orders. If the heir has recovered and stays alive, then for now war is averted unless someone does something rash.

Meanwhile, while there could be a war if Ferdinand drops dead, that he has survived might mean the Duke of Parma could die before him or that Ferdinand cold sire an heir. While it does not mean the prescience of war is entirely gone. It does mean there will not be a war in Naples right now.
Not too far off, though Naples and Spain's little dispute could be just one theatre in any war that does break out. Don't forget, Britannia and France are at loggerheads in the New World
 
Chapter 285: Marriage New
Chapter 285: Marriage

September, 1746


“It appears that the Prussian King has considered us worthy of a marriage proposal.” George said as he handed his wife the letter which had come from Berlin earlier that day.

Anne read through it and then said. “Took him long enough. I wonder what he wants though.”

“No doubt guarantees that we won’t try and use Hanover as a launching pad to invade Brandenburg should there be another war, and a reduction in tariffs for trade.” George said.

“Will you give them to him?” Anne asked.

George sighed. “I do not know. On the one hand Prussia’s army, could be useful in scaring the French, on the other hand Frederick is a shifty person who would likely change at the first gust of wind.”

Anne held up the letter and said. “True though he is promising us access to some very favourable parts of the market in Prussia in exchange for the marriage.”

“I know.” George said. “But I do not just want to give our daughter over for a part of the market.” He would like to think he was kinder than that.

“So, if not Prussia then who?” Anne asked. “You’ve already said you don’t want to marry Elisabeth to a lesser Princeling of the Empire.”

“I want someone worthy of her rank, is that too much to ask?” George replied.

“And the Crown Prince of Prussia is worthy of that!” Anne said in response.

George sighed. He knew that they could go around in circles discussing this and he could also tell that Anne was determined to see Elisabeth married to the Crown Prince. If there was one thing he’d learned from Voltaire it was to never argue with someone who was set on their path, you’d only cause yourself more grief. “Fine, I will respond in the affirmative.”

Anne rewarded him with a beaming smile. “Excellent.”

George laughed, then fell silent pondering other things. If the Prussian situation was resolved that would likely bring Frederick onto their side in the future when a war inevitably broke out with France. But, what would that mean for the colonies? He didn’t know. Things there were too complex and fluid for his liking.

“What’s wrong?” Anne asked.

He looked at her and saw her brows crinkled in concern. “We received word from the colonies a few days’ ago about French movement in Ohio Country.”

“And?” Anne asked. “Isn’t that French territory anyway?”

George shook his head. “They claim it, but so do the Indians. It’s complicated.”

“So, what are you going to do?” Anne asked.

“I do not know. Part of me wants to order the men in the colonies to march into the territory and claim it for the Kingdom, another part of me knows that would start a war, and thus wants to leave it be for now.” George replied.

“If you leave it be for now, then you’ll let tensions grow though, would you not?” Anne asked.

“Yes.” George agreed. “Which is a problem given some of the governors are so incompetent.” How he’d let that happen he didn’t know but ever since his cousin Clarendon had died, he’d just let things slide a little too much.

“So, I suppose you have two choices. Either do nothing and risk letting it boil into all out war later, or send a missive to the French King asking him to cease and desist.” Anne said.

George nodded in agreement. “It would be more sensible to write to the French King personally.” He knew that old goat would feel flattered.

“So, is that what you’re going to do?” Anne asked.

“Yes, but I am also going to be writing letters to the governors of the colonies.” George said.

“And tell them what?” Anne asked.

“Tell them to be prepared.” George said.
 
I would not say insecurity, I would say that it is more from George's leadership roles that he has to play in public life.

The thing about George is that he has four 'leadership' roles to play:

1: be a leader who is making decisions that will better his country
2: Leadership of his 'business/estate/job' - He has to protect the monarchy, make it seem useful and better to keep then get rid of (Much how someone who owned a business or estate would do in this time)
3: Head of the family - needs to keep the family together for support and mean that any enemies cannot attack them through it.
4: Be a father, lead his kids and try to give them happy lives.

Now, a normal person such as you or I does not have too worry too much about one and only some of us have to worry about two.

However George has to worry about all four of them and unlike most people, he is constantly in the spotlight as he is the one political constant until his death or abdication.

Furthermore some of them will clash, for example George as a father does not want to marry his daughter to Prussia, but to better his country, an alliance with Prussia makes a lot of sense. So these clash and then George has to make a decision on which is more important. Also George and Anne disagree, which is where role three comes in as potentially this could cause a rift between George and Anne or Anne and her daughter if their daughter is unhappy with a Prussian marriage. If that goes bad then that will effect the look of the Monarchy and call into question certain decision making.

If this was any other family then it would be fine as no one would care if it was the lower class and the upper class can afford to be picky and choosey if they wish. But not the monarchy. First and foremost they have a country to run.

Or perhaps I am reading too much into this, but that is the fun of these timelines.
 
Perhaps a personal visit to the Colonies for the King to be seen and assess the state of the Governors?

Time to make some heads roll?
Very possible but then who would serve as regent whilst he’d away
I would not say insecurity, I would say that it is more from George's leadership roles that he has to play in public life.

The thing about George is that he has four 'leadership' roles to play:

1: be a leader who is making decisions that will better his country
2: Leadership of his 'business/estate/job' - He has to protect the monarchy, make it seem useful and better to keep then get rid of (Much how someone who owned a business or estate would do in this time)
3: Head of the family - needs to keep the family together for support and mean that any enemies cannot attack them through it.
4: Be a father, lead his kids and try to give them happy lives.

Now, a normal person such as you or I does not have too worry too much about one and only some of us have to worry about two.

However George has to worry about all four of them and unlike most people, he is constantly in the spotlight as he is the one political constant until his death or abdication.

Furthermore some of them will clash, for example George as a father does not want to marry his daughter to Prussia, but to better his country, an alliance with Prussia makes a lot of sense. So these clash and then George has to make a decision on which is more important. Also George and Anne disagree, which is where role three comes in as potentially this could cause a rift between George and Anne or Anne and her daughter if their daughter is unhappy with a Prussian marriage. If that goes bad then that will effect the look of the Monarchy and call into question certain decision making.

If this was any other family then it would be fine as no one would care if it was the lower class and the upper class can afford to be picky and choosey if they wish. But not the monarchy. First and foremost they have a country to run.

Or perhaps I am reading too much into this, but that is the fun of these timelines.
Spot on
 
I would not say insecurity, I would say that it is more from George's leadership roles that he has to play in public life.

The thing about George is that he has four 'leadership' roles to play:

1: be a leader who is making decisions that will better his country
2: Leadership of his 'business/estate/job' - He has to protect the monarchy, make it seem useful and better to keep then get rid of (Much how someone who owned a business or estate would do in this time)
3: Head of the family - needs to keep the family together for support and mean that any enemies cannot attack them through it.
4: Be a father, lead his kids and try to give them happy lives.

Now, a normal person such as you or I does not have too worry too much about one and only some of us have to worry about two.

However George has to worry about all four of them and unlike most people, he is constantly in the spotlight as he is the one political constant until his death or abdication.

Furthermore some of them will clash, for example George as a father does not want to marry his daughter to Prussia, but to better his country, an alliance with Prussia makes a lot of sense. So these clash and then George has to make a decision on which is more important. Also George and Anne disagree, which is where role three comes in as potentially this could cause a rift between George and Anne or Anne and her daughter if their daughter is unhappy with a Prussian marriage. If that goes bad then that will effect the look of the Monarchy and call into question certain decision making.

If this was any other family then it would be fine as no one would care if it was the lower class and the upper class can afford to be picky and choosey if they wish. But not the monarchy. First and foremost they have a country to run.

Or perhaps I am reading too much into this, but that is the fun of these timelines.
This all makes sense! :) I didn’t quite think on it so deeply. He just seemed more insecure in his chapter than most other characters in this TL.
 
So she wouldn’t accompany him?
Or his son nominally, with his brother on the council, if he has one? If Anne goes with him, that is? The heir is definitely not, just in case anything happens to him on the journey, I don't think. But it is possible Anne would stay behind, given the length and danger of the journey and the I assume relative youth of their heir...
 
Or his son nominally, with his brother on the council, if he has one? If Anne goes with him, that is? The heir is definitely not, just in case anything happens to him on the journey, I don't think. But it is possible Anne would stay behind, given the length and danger of the journey and the I assume relative youth of their heir...
This is very true
 
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