For much of its history England/Britain have had significant continental territories which it had to defend. Throughout the eighteenth century British possession of Hanover necessitated that it became a major participant in the land campaigns of the Cabinet Wars. The coronation of Queen Victoria and the corresponding break with Hanover meant that Britain was free to rely almost exclusively on the Royal Navy for its major defence needs, allowing for it to get by with a somewhat smaller army, much of which was tied down in colonial garrisons. So, what if the UK somehow remained in union with Hanover? How would the British army evolve with much greater impetus to keep pace with the continental Great Powers?