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The Jacobite Claimants

The Accession of William and Mary was not uncontested, and the Roman Catholic descendants of ousted King James II and VII made efforts to regain the throne throughout the next century, with varying levels of success.

The cause of the Jacobites met support in Scotland and the North of England in particular but, despite early successes, the rebellions were firmly quashed by the ruling House of Hanover.