Perhaps I should have known this, perhaps everyone else does, but I didn’t know until I read it recently that when Georg Ludwig of Hanover became King George I of England, on account of being Queen Anne’s closest Protestant relative, the 1701 Act of Settlement prevented more than fifty Roman Catholics who were more closely related to her from ascending the throne.

My source: My source: Maria Rosa Antognazzi, Leibniz: An Intellectual Biography, Cambridge University Press, 2009