A History of the British Monarchy/Hanoverarian Rulers

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The House of Hanover came to the throne in 1714 when Queen Anne died without living children.

Though more distant than some other possible successors, George of Hanover, great grandson of James I and VI (Stuart) was the nearest living non-Catholic candidate. Catholics have been barred from the British throne by the Act of Settlement in 1701.

Hanovarian Rulers of Great Britain[edit]