Act of Settlement designates Hanoverian heirs to British throne

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Historical Context Note

An Act of Settlement, necessitated by the death of Duke of Gloucester, Queen Anne's only surviving son, provides for a Protestant succession in Britain. The crown will pass to the House of Hanover via Sophia, Princess of Hanover, a grand-daughter of James I.
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Editors. "Act of Settlement designates Hanoverian heirs to British throne". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 April 2011
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