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Encyclopedia > List of heirs to the English and British thrones
From To Heir Monarch Relationship to monarch Notes
6 February 1952 present Charles, Prince of Wales Elizabeth II son
11 December 1936 6 February 1952 Elizabeth II George VI daughter
20 January 1936 11 December 1936 George VI Edward VIII brother
6 May 1910 20 January 1936 Edward VIII George V son
22 January 1901 6 May 1910 George V Edward VII son
9 November 1841 22 January 1901 Edward VII Victoria son
21 November 1840 9 November 1941 Victoria, Princess Royal Victoria daughter
20 June 1837 21 November 1840 Ernest Augustus I of Hanover Victoria uncle
26 June 1830 20 June 1837 Victoria William IV niece
5 January 1827 26 June 1830 William IV George IV brother
29 January 1820 5 January 1827 Prince Frederick, Duke of York and Albany George IV brother George IV's daughter, Princess Charlotte Augusta, died during his regency, just over two years before he became king
12 August 1762 29 January 1820 George IV George III son
25 October 1760 12 August 1762 Prince Edward Augustus, Duke of York and Albany George III brother
31 March 1751 25 October 1760 George III George II grandson
11 June 1727 31 March 1751 Frederick, Prince of Wales George II son
1 August 1714 11 June 1727 George II George I son
8 June 1714 1 August 1714 George I Anne second cousin
8 March 1702 8 June 1714 Electress Sophia Anne first cousin once removed named heiress-presumptive by the Act of Settlement 1701, which disqualified Roman Catholics from succeeding. The next genealogical heir was Anne Marie of Orléans
12 February 1689 8 March 1702 Anne William III and Mary II sister of Mary
10 June 1688 11 December 1688 James Francis Edward Stuart James II son
6 February 1685 10 June 1688 Mary II James II daughter
29 May 1660 6 February 1685 James II Charles II brother
29 May 1630 30 January 1649 Charles II Charles I son
27 March 1625 29 May 1630 Elizabeth of Bohemia Charles I sister
6 November 1612 27 March 1625 Charles I James I son
24 March 1603 6 November 1612 Henry Frederick, Prince of Wales James I son
28 September 1596 24 March 1603 Lady Anne Stanley Elizabeth I first cousin three times removed these ladies were de jure heiresses-presumptive under the Third Succession Act and the will of Henry VIII, which placed the English descendants of his younger sister Mary ahead of the Scottish descendants of his elder sister Margaret. However, by the end of Elizabeth's reign it had become clear that the only plausible successor was her godson and first cousin twice removed, James VI of Scotland, who had become genealogically senior next heir on his mother's death 8 February 1587. He duly succeeded Elizabeth without opposition on her death.
20 April 1578 28 September 1596 Lady Margaret Clifford Elizabeth I first cousin once removed
26 January 1568 20 April 1578 Lady Mary Grey Elizabeth I first cousin once removed
20 November 1559 26 January 1568 Lady Catherine Grey Elizabeth I first cousin once removed
17 November 1558 20 November 1559 Lady Frances Brandon Elizabeth I first cousin
19 July 1553 17 November 1558 Elizabeth I Mary I sister
6 July 1553 19 July 1553 Lady Jane Grey
June 1553 6 July 1553 Lady Jane Grey Edward VI first cousin once removed named heiress by the (doubtfully legitimate) will of Edward VI, bypassing Mary, Elizabeth and Lady Frances Brandon, next heirs under the will of Henry VIII, which was given legal force by the Third Succession Act
28 January 1547 June 1553 Mary I Edward VI sister
12 October 1537 28 January 1547 Edward VI Henry VIII son
1536 12 October 1537 Margaret Tudor Henry VIII sister again heiress-presumptive after her niece Elizabeth also declared illegitimate by Second Succession Act
summer 1534 1536 Elizabeth I Henry VIII daughter
summer 1534 summer 1534 Henry, Duke of Cornwall Henry VIII son born and died the same day
March 1534 summer 1534 Elizabeth I Henry VIII daughter became heiress-presumptive after her half-sister Mary was made illegitimate by the First Succession Act
18 February 1516 March 1534 Mary I Henry VIII daughter
December 1514 18 February 1516 Margaret Tudor Henry VIII sister
December 1514 December 1514 Henry, Duke of Cornwall Henry VIII son died aged less than one month
22 February 1511 December 1514 Margaret Tudor Henry VIII sister
1 January 1511 22 February 1511 Henry, Duke of Cornwall Henry VIII son
22 April 1509 1 January 1511 Margaret Tudor Henry VIII sister
2 April 1502 22 April 1509 Henry VIII Henry VII son
20 September 1486 2 April 1502 Arthur, Prince of Wales Henry VII son
22 August 1485 20 September 1486 Henry VII
March 1485 22 August 1485 John, Earl of Lincoln Richard III nephew replaced Warwick as heir-presumptive after the death of Queen Anne on 16 March 1485
April 1484 March 1485 Edward, Earl of Warwick Richard III nephew also nephew of Richard's Queen Anne Neville
20 June 1483 9 April 1484 Edward, Prince of Wales Richard III son
9 April 1483 20 June 1483 Richard, Duke of York Edward V brother
11 April 1471 9 April 1483 Edward V Edward IV son
31 October 1470 11 April 1471 Edward, Prince of Wales Henry VI son
11 February 1466 31 October 1470 Elizabeth of York Edward IV daughter
4 March 1461 11 February 1466 George, Duke of Clarence Edward IV brother

 
 

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