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Old 06-29-2019, 06:29 AM
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Shouldn’t her brother be the “ rightful heir” ? She still beats George I of Hanover though, who was below 50th in line when he became king !

The bottom line about the Revolution of 1688 and later the Act of Settlement is that Parliament claimed the power to define “ what is right” , including who the “ rightful heir” should be , even if it contradicted customary law ( in this case, male-preference primogeniture). That was a major step in the affirmation of parliamentary sovereignty.
Her brother was the rightful heir, and he would have remained so too if their father had not been deposed because he was a Catholic. So I would say that it was religion, that was more important than male primogeniture at that point.

Now I wonder who the other fifty people were, who had come before George I in the succession before the revolution. George was only two generations away from his British grandmother, and it's hard to believe that fifty closer heirs were around after such a short time. They must all have been Catholics though, since they all were overlooked.
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Her brother was the rightful heir, and he would have remained so too if their father had not been deposed because he was a Catholic. So I would say that it was religion, that was more important than male primogeniture at that point.

Now I wonder who the other fifty people were, who had come before George I in the succession before the revolution. Sophia was only two generations away from her British grandmother, and it's hard to believe that fifty closer heirs were around after only two or three generations. They must all have been Catholics though, since they all were overlooked.



The persons who were ahead of Sophia's descendants were, in addition to James Francis Edward Stuart, the descendants of Henrietta Anne Stuart (daughter of Charles I) and the descendants of Elizabeth of Bohemia (daughter of James I) via the elder siblings of Sophia of Hanover.

Wikipedia has a full list available in the following link.


Yes, the Hanoverian claim to the Crown was really that weak !
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In 1699 King William III appointed Bishop Gilbert Burnet as tutor to Prince William, Duke of Gloucester, the son of Princess Anne.
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Old 12-20-2019, 08:31 PM
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Just read a little bit more on William III and good gracious are there any movies about him? If not there needs to be; a very impressive man. I do have a question about his duties in The Netherlands, what happened to them when he left to rule England? If William and Mary ever had a son would be be Prince of Wales and Prince of Orange?
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Old 03-27-2021, 07:25 PM
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The Declaration of Rights settled the succession on the children of Mary II, or if Mary died without issue, on her Protestant sister Anne and her heirs.
What if King William III remarried and his second wife had children? Were these children in line to the succession?
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Old 03-28-2021, 02:30 AM
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The Declaration of Rights settled the succession on the children of Mary II, or if Mary died without issue, on her Protestant sister Anne and her heirs.
What if King William III remarried and his second wife had children? Were these children in line to the succession?
Yes; they would have come after Anne and her children, just as if he'd never married Mary.
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Old 03-28-2021, 03:59 AM
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William was Mary's cousin, as well as her husband, so, even if the Glorious Revolution had never happened, he would have been in line to the throne through his mother, James II's sister. But, if he'd just been AN Protestant prince who happened to be married to Mary, and he'd remarried and had children, then ... it would all have got very complicated, but, hey, the situation never arose
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This is a good programme I watched recently about William & about how the Dutch were so successful commercially.

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