When Queen Anne died, George I of Hanover became King, thus a new dynasty succeeded the Stuarts. This dynasty would last (lasted) about two hundred years. Thus the so-called Augustan Age started.
The new King could not speak English and preferred Germany to England, which made him very unpopular.
This was a period of political stability and flourishing of the Arts. It was a materialist society in which trades were (considered) very important. Its