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Hanover British & World English

An industrial city in NW Germany, on the Mittelland Canal; population 516,300 (est. 2006). It is the capital of Lower Saxony. German name Hannoverhaˈnoːfɐ

Sophia of Hanover in Settlement, Act of British & World English

A statute of 1701 that vested the British Crown in Sophia of Hanover (granddaughter of James I of England and VI of Scotland) and her Protestant heirs, so excluding Roman Catholics, including the Stuarts, from the succession. Sophia’s son became George I