The Act of Settlement, passed in 1701, settled the succession to the English crown on Protestants only. When George I (1660 – 1727) succeeded Queen Anne (1665 – 1714) in 1714, how many claimants were disqualified as a result?

Answer: No fewer than 55, most of them French Catholics.

Source: The Royal House of Stuart by A.C. Addington

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