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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Example sentences from the Web for Stuarts
The enterprise met with the usual fate of all the attempts formed in favour of the Stuarts.Memoirs of the Jacobites of 1715 and 1745|Mrs. Thomson
This principle required to be explicitly reasserted under the later Stuarts, though it is found formulated in Magna Carta itself.A History of England|Charles Oman
Under such guidance as this the people of England, Puritans and others, relaxed the power of the Stuarts and became a democracy.The Greatest English Classic|Cleland Boyd McAfee
It was, after all, merely a repetition of Stuarts creed, to cease sucking when the orange was dry.Twos and Threes|G. B. Stern
But, like most other things which owed their existence to the Stuarts, it rose only to fall again.Westward Ho!|Charles Kingsley