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Security of the Sovereign Act, 1714

Under the threat of insurrection from Stuart sympathisers, both within government and at the royal court, George I and his Whig advisors drafted this Act in 1714. Under the Act, George required that office holders either civil or military, peer or commoner, should appear before His Majesty's court and publicly swear an oath of allegiance to him and to the Church of England.