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Hanover British & World English

An industrial city in NW Germany, on the Mittelland Canal; population 516,300 (est. 2006). It is the capital of Lower Saxony. German name Hannoverhaˈnoːfɐ

Sophia of Hanover in Settlement, Act of British & World English

A statute of 1701 that vested the British Crown in Sophia of Hanover (granddaughter of James I of England and VI of Scotland) and her Protestant heirs, so excluding Roman Catholics, including the Stuarts, from the succession. Sophia’s son became George I. The Succession to the Crown Act (2013) removed the ban on a person married to a Roman Catholic succeeding to the Crown