George's second cousin once removed, Queen Anne, ascended the thrones of England, Scotland, and Ireland in 1702. She had no surviving children, and by the Act of Settlement 1701 , the English Parliament designated Anne's closest Protestant blood relatives , George's grandmother Sophia and her descendants, as Anne's heirs in England and Ireland.
George Harrison (Liverpool, 25 de febrero  [nota 1] de 1943-Los Ángeles, 29 de noviembre de 2001) fue un músico multiinstrumentista, compositor, cantautor, productor musical, productor cinematográfico, actor, filántropo, activista pacifista, ecologista, guitarrista y cantante británico de la banda de rock The Beatles.
George's only legitimate child, Charlotte, had died from post-partum complications in 1817, after delivering a stillborn son. George III's second son, Prince Frederick, Duke of York and Albany, had died childless in 1827, so the throne passed to the third son of George III, Prince William, Duke of Clarence, who reigned as William IV.
George VI became King unexpectedly following the abdication of his brother, King Edward VIII, in December 1936. A conscientious and dedicated man, he worked hard to adapt to the role into which he was suddenly thrown. Reserved by nature, and of deep religious belief, he was helped in his work by his wife. He had married Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon in 1923.
The Protestant Reformation and technological advances led to new Christian sects outside of the Catholic Church and mainstream Protestant denominations into the 17th and 18th centuries. The United Society of Believers in Christ’s Second Appearing, commonly known as the Shakers, was a Protestant sect founded in England in 1747.