- Amid the strife of rival claimants to the throne, Helena, the widow of Stephen,.
British troops were sent in defence of the hereditary ruler against all claimants; a treaty was signed in 1802, by which his independence of the peshwa and his dependence on British government were secured.
C Hanover, daughter of James I.s daughter Elizabeth, to the exclusion of all Roman Catholic claimants, though it imposed several fresh restrictions on.
It Qioucester was clear that there would be a long minority, and proclaims that the only possible claimants for the regency were himself the queen and Richard of Gloucester.
After some delay, and with manifest reluctance, the Scots complied; their hand was forced by the fact that most of the claimants to the crown had hastened to make the acknowledgment, each hoping thereby to prejudice the English king in his own favor.