Sophie Electress Of Hanover.




Victor Gollancz Ltd.






A personal portrait by maria kroll.

Item Description

FIRST EDITION. 8vo. 6.25 x 9.25 inches. 288 pp. Bound in original green cloth, gilt, in pictorial dust wrapper, which has sunned spine. A little wear to extremities, but otherwise a very good copy. Illustrated by 16 pages of black and white plates and by genealogical table. Pictorial endpapers. Biography of Sophia, Electress of Hanover (1630-1714), who would have become Queen of England had she lived another two months. Born a Princess of the Palatinate, she married, in 1658, Ernest Augustus of Brunswick-Luneburg, who became Elector of Hanover in 1692. Sophia was made heiress presumptive of the throne of England under the 1701 Act of Settlement, which stipulated that only Protestants could inherit the throne. Her claim was derived through her mother, Elizabeth Stuart, daughter of James I. In the event her son succeeded Queen Anne as King George I, in 1714.

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