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Death of Electress Sophia of Hanover

Electress Sophia of Hanover

Electress Sophia of Hanover

Friday, 8th June 1714

Sophia of Hanover was the granddaughter of King James VI & I and stood to inherit the British throne. When she died, 306 years ago today, the heir apparent became her son who succeeded as George I on the Death of Queen Anne.

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