The Act of Settlement

The Act of Settlement
  • Title: The Act of Settlement: "An Act for the further Limitation of the Crown, and better securing the Rights and Liberties of the Subject"
  • Date: 1700-1701
  • Catalogue number: HL/PO/PU/1/1700/13W3n2
  • Description:

    This Act provided for a Protestant succession to Queen Anne.  As a result of it, she was succeeded by George I. Many of the provisions relating to the succession of the monarch still stand today, such as the bar on a monarch being a Roman Catholic. 

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