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  Succession to the British Throne - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Succession in the United Kingdom is governed now by the Act of Union 1800, which restates the provisions of the Act of Settlement 1701 and the Bill of Rights (1689).
In 1461, the Lancastrian Henry VI was deposed by the Yorkist Edward IV.
The individuals closest to the throne to be disqualified from succeeding to due to being born out of wedlock are the Hon Benjamin Lascelles and the Hon Emily Lascelles, who would have otherwise ranked fortieth and forty-first in the line of succession respectively, after their father, Viscount Lascelles.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Succession_to_the_British_Throne   (3436 words)

  
 ipedia.com: British monarchy Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
The British monarch or sovereign is the head of state of the United Kingdom and its overseas territories, and is the source of all executive, judicial and legislative power.
The British monarch or sovereign is the head of state of the United Kingdom and its overseas territories, and is the source of all executive, judicial and (as the Queen-in-Parliament) legislative power.
Succession to the British throne is restricted by the Act of Settlement to Protestant descendants of Sophia, Electress of Hanover, with male heirs having precedence over females, and those who have married a Roman Catholic excluded, though there have been moves to amend these restrictions in recent years.
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 British monarchy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
Thus, as the modern British monarchy is a constitutional one, the Sovereign's role is limited to ceremonial and non-partisan functions.
Henry IV was the grandson of Edward III and the son of John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster; hence, His dynasty was known as the House of Lancaster.
Succession is according to the rules of male-preference cognatic primogeniture, under which sons inherit before daughters, and under which elder children inherit before younger ones of the same sex.
british-monarchy.iqnaut.net   (8792 words)

  
 Sophia of Hanover
The Act of Settlement restricts the throne to the "Protestant heirs" of Sophia of Hanover.
The Sophia Naturalization Act[?] of 1705 granted the right of British citizenship to Sophia's non-Catholic descendants (though this has been modified by subsequent laws).
Before her marriage, Sophia, as the daughter of Frederick V, Elector Palatine of the Rhine, was referred to as Sophie, Princess Palatine of the Rhine, or as Sophia of the Palatinate.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/el/Electress_Sophia.html   (250 words)

  
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In the peiord of British history from William the Conqueror (about 1066) to Richard the II (about 1399), the pattern of hereditary succession to the British throne was clear.
When Henry IV overthrew Richard II in 1399, the Wars of the Roses, involving issues between the House of York and the House of Lancaster, concerning succession to the British throone, were the result.
Thus, Henry VIII, the son of Henry VII and Elizabeth combined the claim of both the Houses of Lancaster and York to the British throne.
www-personal.umich.edu /~sarhaus/courses/NRE530_F1998/501f/curve7.html   (1320 words)

  
 The Succession to the French throne
The "statutory" theory of the succession to the throne was stated in the 15th century.
The Edict of 1714 on the succession to the crown
The Edict of 1717 on the succession to the crown
www.heraldica.org /topics/france/succession.htm   (1500 words)

  
 What number am I in line to the throne? | Ask MetaFilter
The succession to the throne is regulated not only through descent, but also by statute; the Act of Settlement confirmed that it was for Parliament to determine the title to the throne.
A Roman Catholic is specifically excluded from succession to the throne; nor may the Sovereign marry a Roman Catholic.
Under British law, the second person in line to the throne, Prince William, is a commoner, since he is neither a sovereign or a peer.
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 The Order of Succession to the British Throne
Lorentzen married on 21 Nov 2003 Aaron M. Long, a Roman Catholic, and was excluded from succession to the British throne.
But the children of such marriages are in line of succession as long as they are not raised in the Catholic faith.
Succession to the Crown Bill (introduced in the House of Lords on 8 December 2004)
www.geocities.com /dagtho/uk-succession.html   (1025 words)

  
 CBC News Indepth: The Royal Family   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
Succession to the throne is determined both by lineage and statutory law.
A Roman Catholic is distinctively disqualified from succession to the throne and the Monarch is not permitted to marry a Roman Catholic.
The Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip, is 496th in line to the throne, not because he is the husband of the reigning monarch Queen Elizabeth II, but because he is a great-great grandson of Queen Victoria.
www.cbc.ca /news/background/royals/succession-throne.html   (480 words)

  
 CNN - Queen Elizabeth: Girls should have equal rights to throne - Feb. 28, 1998
LONDON (CNN) -- It may not happen in your lifetime, but one day a British monarch's first child will be a girl, and she'll automatically be first in line for the throne.
"Her Majesty had no objection to the government's view that, in determining the line of succession of the throne, daughters and sons should be treated in the same way," Lord Williams, a junior minister in the Home Office, told the lords.
Elizabeth II ascended to the throne, because she was the eldest daughter and had no brothers.
www.cnn.com /WORLD/9802/28/brit.succession   (502 words)

  
 Diana Princess of Wales - resources. Exhibition showing the life and work of Diana, the Princess of Wales
Prince William is second in the line of succession to the British throne.
Prince William is expected to ascend the throne of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland at some point in the future, but only when both The Queen and The Prince of Wales are deceased.
As a grandchild of the British monarch in the male line, he was styled His Royal Highness Prince William of Wales.
www.dianacelebration.com /princes2.htm   (548 words)

  
 The complete British succession   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
The succession to the British Throne is (currently) regulated by the Bill of Rights and the Act of Settlement.
The second of these extends the succession to Electress Sophia of Hanover and the heirs of Sophia's body.
In an effort to understand the geographical and social dispersion of the persons who are eligible to succeed to the Throne under the terms of these Acts, I have prepared lists of the descendants of Sophia, at twenty year intervals, arranged in sequence by their eligibility to become the heir of her body.
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 Inter Press Service News Agency
The resolution was given an unexpected edge by 20-year-old Prince Harry of Britain, third in line of succession to the British throne, when he wore a prominent Swastika on his sleeve to a fancy dress party.
He was a former member of the British Movement, an openly Nazi group before he joined the BNP in the early 1990s.
Because he could otherwise either be expressing sympathy with the Nazis, sympathy several British royals have had a history of exhibiting, or his swastika could be seen as an endorsement of the far right that has not stopped short of murder.
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 Untitled
In the period of British history from William the Conqueror (about 1066) to 1399, the pattern of hereditary succession to the British throne was clear.
In 1399, the Wars of the Roses, involving issues between the House of York and the House of Lancaster, concerning succession to the British throne, were the result.
In 1485, when Henry VII of the House of Lancaster married Elizabeth of the House of York, the pattern of succession once again became clear, in their son, Henry VIII.
www-personal.umich.edu /~sarhaus/courses/lectures/507/roses.html   (494 words)

  
 Grand Orange Lodge of Ireland Grand Orange Lodge
The first of 1689 fixed the line of British sovereigns and gave the Crown jointly to Mary and William, then to the survivor, then to Mary's children, and finally to the children of William by any other wife.
The Act of Settlement of 1701 was an English parliamentary statute regulating the succession of the throne.
The purpose of the Act was to prevent the restoration of the Roman Catholic Stuart dynasty; William being childless and the last surviving child of Queen Anne having died, it settled the succession on Sophia, the Electress of Hanover, granddaughter of James I and her heirs provided they were Protestants.
www.grandorange.org.uk /press/Orange-Standard/2001-Standard/0104-April2001/article4.html   (737 words)

  
 Line of succession to the British Throne - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The line of succession to the British Throne is determined by legitimate birth, male primogeniture and religion.
The eldest legitimate son of the incumbent inherits the throne, unless he is a Roman Catholic or has married a Roman Catholic, although the laws preventing "Papists" from acceding to the throne have been neither used nor otherwise tested.
The line of succession to the British throne is separate from, but symmetrical to, the lines of succession in the fifteen other Commonwealth Realms, unless that Realm's constitution defers succession rules to the United Kingdom.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Line_of_succession_to_the_British_Throne   (4533 words)

  
 Amy Ridenour's National Center Blog: Prince Charles-Camilla Parker Bowles: Settling the Civil Ceremony Question
Far be it for me to suggest a possible compromise settlement to any of the controversies relating to the Prince Charles-Camilla Parker-Bowles wedding (royal controversies give the British press their raison d'etre), but I have a suggestion that could resolve questions regarding the legality of Prince Charles marrying in a civil ceremony.
Any change in the laws governing the succession to the British throne must also be adopted by the Parliament of each of these nations in order for the changes to apply in these nations.
Thus, if my suggestion were to be adopted by the British Parliament, yet not adopted by all or some of the other Commonwealth Realm nations, a split could develop if both William and Harry died childless and Charles and Camilla had a biological child.
nationalcenter.org /2005/02/prince-charles-camilla-parker-bowles.html   (662 words)

  
 Royal Insight > April 2003 > Mailbox > Page 1
The Act determined the succession to the throne as being with Princess Sophia, Electress of Hanover, granddaughter of James I (of England) and VI (of Scotland) 'and the heirs of her body, being Protestants'.
The succession is based on the principle of male primogeniture, whereby male heirs take precedence and the right of succession belongs to the eldest son.
The Act of Settlement reinforced the fundamental principle established in 1688-9, that Parliament had the right to determine both the succession to the throne, and the conditions under which the Crown could be held.
www.royal.gov.uk /OutPut/Page2299.asp   (560 words)

  
 Loryn's British Royalty Page - Laws of Succession   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
The British monarchy is governed by primogeniture, one of several types of laws which governs succession.
The succession is reserved firstly to all the male dynastic descendants of all the eligible branches by order of primogeniture, then upon total extinction of these male descendants to the eldest of the dynastic female descendants.
The right of succession passes to the eldest child of the sovereign, regardless of gender.
www.angelfire.com /md/royalty/successionlaw.html   (118 words)

  
 Ontario Court Upholds Act Barring Catholics From (British) Throne   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
By declaring that only the Protestant heirs of Princess Sophia, Electoress of Hanover, were eligible for the throne, the act was responsible for the accession of the House of Hanover to the throne in 1714.
She was protecting you from "life in the goldfish bowl" lived by Diana and the rest of the royal family by removing you from the line of succession.
However, given that the British monarch is Head of the Church of England, in practice I don't see how a British monarch could belong to any religion other than Anglicanism without legislation severing the ties between the Crown and the [Anglican] Church, which is not likely to happen any time soon.
www.freerepublic.com /focus/f-religion/939263/posts   (4051 words)

  
 Media Releases   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
A Montpelier Inn spokesman told the Communications Unit of the Office of the Prime Minister Tuesday that Sarah Ferguson, who separated from her husband, Prince Andrew, the Duke of York in March 1992, spent a night at the restored sugar plantation before moving to the Four Seasons Resort.
According to the British newspaper, the Duchess of York took her daughters for a pre-Christmas break at the Montpelier, which was a favourite destination of the late Princess Diana, the Princess of Wales.
Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie are fifth and sixth in line of succession to the British Throne.
www.stkittsnevis.net /media/december03-59.html   (212 words)

  
 HIST 221 Tudor & Stuart Britain: Foxe - Queen Mary
The succession to the British throne was soon made a matter of contention; and the scenes which ensued were a demonstration of the serious affliction in which the kingdom was involved.
When this happened, the nobles, who had associated to prevent Mary's succession, and had been instrumental in promoting, and, perhaps, advising the measures of Edward, speedily proceeded to proclaim Lady Jane Gray, to be queen of England, in the city of London and various other populous cities of the realm.
Her mind, physically morose, was under the dominion of men who possessed not the milk of human kindness, and whose principles werre sanctioned and enjoined by the idolatrous tenets of the Romish pontiff.
www.lclark.edu /~campion/hist221/foxe-mary.htm   (6587 words)

  
 Australian Republican Movement - Media Room - Release 'ARM welcomes Monarchy Human Rights Challenge' 7/12/00
The Australian Republican Movement today welcomed the move by the British newspaper 'The Guardian' to challenge the laws governing succession to the British throne on human rights grounds.
If the British are now asking the same sort of questions then it's a clear signal to Australian's need to resolve the issue themselves, the Queen herself said as much when visiting earlier this year."
He added "Just as Britons are now reflecting on the relevance of the monarchy, next year the Centenary of Federation will be an ideal opportunity for Australians to reflect how far we have evolved over the last 100 years and consider where we want to go next.
www.republic.org.au /ARM-2001/mediaroom/mr59.htm   (271 words)

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