Act OF Settlement

with the act OF Settlement created the English parliament 1701 the new basis of the succession to the throne in the Kingdom of England.

The act OF Settlement fixed that for the case of the death of the childless queen Anne, which last Protestantin in the house Stuart, which should ignore right of the succession to the throne to the Protestant descendants of the Sophie of the Pfalz, daughter of Elizabeth Stuart and thus the next Protestant relatives of the king house, and thus to the house Hanover. Further also all of their descendants should lose their claim on English throne, which married a catholic partner. Catholics were excluded by this law from the succession to the throne.


  • Andrew Browning (OD.): English Historical document, 1660-1714, London: Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1953, S. 129-134

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