History of the Kingdom Romkerhall
The Royal House of Hanover
The Kingdom of Hanover was governed by the Royal House of Hanover. Hanover's Kings had been Kings of Great Britain for a period of 123 years (Georges 1 to 4 and William 4th).
King George V. of Hanover enjoyed staying in the Harzer Okertal. He established his hunting lodge 1862 in Romkerhall. On his instruction the small river Romke was rerouted in order to create a waterfall on the area of this hunting lodge. This waterfall is, with its 64 meters, still todays largest in the area of the Harz.
King Gorg V. explained Romkerhall municipality-free and subordinated it directly to the crown in Hanover.
With the intention to smash the young Federal State of 1848, and with it the liberty of the individual and free German countries, Prussia explained war to Austria in 1866. The other German countries suspected badness. They behaved however neutrally. Prussia smashed however also this neutrality. Now Prussia tried to split the neutral German Federation with promises and to find allies against Austria.
Prussia offered the King of Hanover to annect the Grand-Duchy of Oldenburg, as well as the Counties of Waldeck and Schaumburg-Lippe, if he retreated from the Federation and fought on Prussia's side. But King George V. remained faithful for the Federation, contrary to some other princes of small German states, which could be enticed from the Prussian promises.
Prussia marched prevail-addicted into individual countries. This in partial without declaration of war.
The consequences of the Prussian nationalism can be reread in each historical book into the year 1945.
When it finally came to the war between Austria and Prussia, Bayern's fear became reality: Prussia saw her chance to take over the guidance of Germany and to rearrange the territorial possessions: The Prussian-Austrian war developed to the Prussian-German war, since Prussia declared war on the neutral states of the German Federation - among these also the Kingdom of Hanover. Before the Hanoverian troops could unite with those of the southern German states, half the way from northern to southern Germany near Langensalza (Thuringia), Hanoverian troops came across with Prussians. Though the Hanoverians triumphed over Prussians, their leaders realized they could have achieved no further victory against oncoming Preussian troops.
During the time of Prussian occupation the life for the Hanoverian people was not simple. The self-sufficiency was resolved, one was governed from Berlin . Like catholics and social-democrats, also the Hanoverians were regarded as realm enemies, since they still remained faithfully for their king and required a free Hanover.
Even Bismarck knew that its power-over-privilege-politics is wrong. On a request of the chairman of the German central party, Ludwig Windthorst, whether the annexations of Hanover and Hessen Kassel, Hessen-Nassau and the free city of Frankfurt is not illegitimate, he answered: we know we do not have the right to do so, but we have the power and we use it !.
Bismarck "seized" the properties of the legal king after the battle of Langensalza, among other things also the Guelpfs treasury, which came up in the so-called "reptile fund" . From this cash, among other things, also Bavaria King Ludwig II. was paid alimony, in order to receive his agreement for the appointment of the Prussian king to become the German emperor.
The legal king, accompanied of his three children and his Wife Queen Marie (1818-1907), went into the exile to Austria.
King George V. of Hanover did not recognize the illegitimate Annexion. He did not resigne and did not do without the throne.
Its only son, Kronprinz Ernst August (1848-1923) accepted the title Duke of Cumberland in the Austria exile 1878, but did not do without the throne in Hanover.
81 years lasted this injustice. When the Allied reorganized Germany after the end of the Second World War, especially Prussia - the home of militarism and nationalism in Germany - was a thorn in the eye: The largest of the German states, which had possessed the supremacy and agressed not only against Germans, but also against European countries. After the detachment of the Prussian provinces, she was distinguished on February 25th 1947 forever after. However, August 23rd 1946 meant the long desired liberty for the former Prussian provinces. By the regulation No. 46 of the British Military Government Hanover and Schleswig-Holstein, as well as the new formed North Rhine-Westphalia received the statuses of independant states, i.e. the former Kingdom of Hanover was released from Prussian hegemony and justified as State of Hanover again.
For the Hanoverians it was a special satisfaction that it was a British regulation; for the Hanoverian kings from 1714 to 1837 were in personnel union also king of Great Britain.
Romkerhall remained municipality free until 1988.
The Kingdom Romkerhall
The new owner used this historical occurrence and based Romkerhall 1988 proclaiming the Kingdom of Romkerhall.
On 23 July 1988 Prinzessin Erina Von Sachsen - Prinzess of Saxonia - Duchess too Saxonia - has been crowned and proclaimed Quenn.
Her majesty queen Erina handed the office business 1992 over at Contessa Sabina. The appointment took place in the castle Drachenburg at Königswinter / Rhine.