Stuart monarchy ended with the death of Queen Anne
in 1714, when the British Crown passed to George of Hanover. The earlier passing of the Act of Settlement in 1701 identified the legitimacy of the Hanoverian succession as a proper continuity of the protestant monarchy. In this film, Professor Justin Champion
and Professor Paulina Kewes
investigate the origins and consequences of the Act of Settlement during the first age of party politics.
- How important were political and religious ideas after 1689?
- Was the fear of Roman Catholicism a political or religious anxiety?
- Why were clergymen so controversial in the world of political debate?
- Justin Champion, ‘Political Thinking Between the Restoration and Hanoverian Succession’, in Barry Coward (ed.), The Blackwell Companion to Stuart Britain (Oxford: Blackwell, 2003), pp. 474-92.
- Tim Harris, Politics Under the Later Stuarts: Party Conflict in a Divided Society, 1660-1715 (London: Longman, 1993).
- J. P. Kenyon, Revolution Principles: The Politics of Party, 1689-1720 (New York: Cambridge University Press, 1977).
- Mark Knights, The Devil in Disguise: Deception, Delusion and Fanaticism in the Early English Enlightenment (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011).