In the early 18th century, what strange twist of fate caused the current line of the British royal family to rule today?
#116089. Asked by star_gazer. (Jul 18 10 12:39 PM)
The "twist of fate" is that sadly Queen Anne had one son who lived to be eleven, five children who died as babies, and eight still borns and five miscarriges.|
She gave birth 19 times and did not produce a single heir. At her death, the crown passed to her second cousin George I.
Name Birth Death
Mary 2 June 1685 8 February 1687
Anne Sophia 12 May 1686 2 February 1687
William, Duke of Gloucester 24 July 1689 29 July 1700
Mary 14 October 1690 14 October 1690
George 17 April 1692 17 April 1692
Charles 15 September 1698 15 September 1698
In addition, there were eight still-born children and four miscarriages.
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