A Scottish family that ruled England from the early seventeenth century to the early eighteenth century, except for the eleven years of the Commonwealth. The last Stuart, Queen Anne, died without any surviving children. The crown then passed to the House of Hanover.
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Words nearby Stuarts
Example sentences from the Web for Stuarts
The old theories lingered long in manor-houses and parsonages, and among all whose hearts were with the banished Stuarts.The English Church in the Eighteenth Century|Charles J. Abbey and John H. Overton
It is clear that there was no such intellectual phenomenon in all London under the Stuarts as that little Wrentham lad.East Anglia|J. Ewing Ritchie
The accession of the Stuarts to the throne of England took place under peculiar circumstances.
The changes effected in the land laws of England during the reigns of the Stuarts, a period of 111 years, were very important.
The legislation of the Stuarts was invariably favorable to the possessor of land and adverse to the rights of the people.