Queen Anne 1665-1714
Anne was queen of Great Britain and Ireland from 1702 until 1714.
Anne's predecessor was
Anne is listed as the last ruler of the
family, although there was also some Stuart blood in her
successor, see more details below.
Anne's father was
King James II. Anne's mother was
In 1683, Anne married Prince George
Anne's best friend was Sarah Jennings,
John Churchill, the Duke of Marlborough.
When Queen Anne died in 1714, George
I of the House
of Hanover began to reign in England and a rebellion in favor of
Stuarts was put down.
The succession was regulated by the Act
of Settlement of 1701. This act of Parliament was created in order
to prevent the crown falling into the hands of Catholics.
It therefore decreed that in case of a
lack of heir to William III or Anne, Sophia of the Palatinate would
become queen. Sophia qualified because her mother was Elizabeth,
daughter of English king James I.
Sophia died on June 8, 1714. Queen Anne
died on August 1, 1914. Thus, Sophia's son George Louis became
Great Britain's new king as George I.
Queen Anne's War.