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The House of Stuart Kings and Queens

The House of Stuart
Royal Mail will issue a two sets of Kings and Queens stamps in 2010 fourth in the series of The House of Stuart.

With no direct descendants, Elizabeth became the last monarch of the House of Tudor and King James VI of Scotland acceded to the throne of England.

This created The Union of the Crowns which brought England and Scotland under one monarch.

James was the first cousin (twice removed) of Elizabeth and he was also the great grandson of Henry VIII’s sister Margaret Tudor who married James IV of Scotland.

As the first of the Stuart Kings of England, James VI/I is the only monarch to feature in two sets of the Kings and Queens stamps.

This, the fourth in the Kings and Queens series, looks at the Kings and Queens from James I up until the death of Queen Anne in 1714.

1st class: James I (1603-25) & Charles I (1625-1649);
60p Charles II (1660-1685) & James II (1685-1688);
67p William III (1689-1702) & Mary II (1689-1694)
88p Queen Anne (1702-1714)

The MS takes a separate look at the life and times of the age, featuring events and individuals from the reigns.
The House of Stuart
1st class William Harvey (1578 – 1657) English physician;
60p English Civil War, Battle of Naseby 1645.
88p John Milton (1608 – 1674), poet author and civil servant during the Commonwealth period.
97p Castle Howard, designed by John Vanbrugh (1664 – 1726)

The border design features a time line of the period.

Title: The House of Stuart
Date of Issue: 15 June 2010
Country: Great Britain
Denominations: 1st class, 60p, 67p, 88p

Source: Royal Mail

One comment

  1. Patricia Johnson-Holm-Shupe

    The Stewart Society site was finally available to me. Let me introduce myself to you through sharing my lineage.

    Great, Great, Great, Great, Great Grandfather was Bonnie Prince Charlie who married Flora McDonald in a secret ceremony 1746. This marriage took place even though Flora had been engaged to Allen McDonald. The engagement was set aside for Flora to marry Charlie just before traveling with him, so as not to besmirch her reputation (Charlie used the name Betty Burke) to exit the country safely after the false report of the Culloden situation. (Flora was very much in love with Charlie even to her dying day (asking to be wrapped in a sheet Bonnie Prince Charlie used.). But after she had Charles, Charlie’s issue, for safety, Bonnie Prince Charlie being Protestant (unlike his brother Henry Benedict Archbishop of the Basilica Chapel ), had to set the marriage aside, so Allen McDonald who still wanted to marry Flora came back into the picture. This was to make sure that Charlie’s issue would be able to live long enough to have a life. This child was known in America as Gilbert Charles Stuart (yes, there are various birth locations mentioned for this famous Artist, but none seem to be correct). Charlie to distance himself from ‘Gilbert’ used the name Stewart especially during the Revolutionary War. But you will find that Charlie’s house was built on Chestnut across from the original capitol of the USA, in Philadelphia. And Gilbert inherited it after 1788 when Charlie ended up dead at the Basilica Chapel where his brother Henry BENEDICT (why the Pope calls himself Benedict, most likely) was head of the Chapel. Charlie was there as a last resort (because his Father James ended up dead when he went to the Basilica Chapel in 1766). However, in order to let the ‘great America experiment of freedom’ have a possibility of being free from debt, of a loan, that Ben Franklin took out (and was NOT supposed to), that was due in 1788. Charlie went to pay off the loan. To this day this full payment of the loan has never been acknowledged and Charlie was all but written out of history. Well on with the lineage – – –

    (Gilbert Charles Stuart) Gilbert’s daughter Jane, a wonderful artist, ended up with the inheritance ring. Then the ring was given to JEB Stuart (General James Ewell Brown Stuart) who acknowledged having it in a letter to his wife Flora when referring to it as the ’empty title.’ Of course JEB was killed by Custer and his thugs near the Yellow Tavern. And, JEB’s and Flora’s daughter ended up dead, too. So Flora sent James, their son running for his life. James ended up marrying into the Ponca Tribe in Oklahoma area and eventually settled in Texas building a very large ranch and huge land holdings. But greed set in, and James and his family had to run for their lives, ending up in California. James like his Aunt, and her Father Gilbert, were very fine artists. The eldest of four girls, who called herself Elsie (after running for their lives) was given the ring of inheritance. Elsie married Dodd, whose original Lakota, Rosebud Tribe, name was ‘Dart.’ When her daughter Betty, being technically full Native American, also eldest of four girls,was given the ring, it then was passed on to her daughter Patricia. {Now some explanation must be made because of false claims to have the real inheritance ring, what you need to know is it was stolen in 1981 by Irene Martin who has tried to make her children the heir to the House of Stuart Estate. What Irene didn’t understand was the Covenant ‘Blessing’ can NOT be stolen. A ring is just a material object, but the Blessing goes way back to the Blessing the House of David, Jacob and Esau etc.. This is why the reference to the Jacobites is so important.)

    If you check the Succession Act of 1707 you will find that the succession is to be “from the loins of” the Stuart line.
    [info from Wikipedia]
    # James II of England: Succession James’ younger daughter Anne succeeded to the throne when William III died in 1702. The Act of Settlement provided that, if the line of succession established in the Bill of Rights were to be extinguished, then the crown would go to a German cousin, Sophia, Electress of Hanover, and to her Protestant heirs. Thus, when Anne died in 1714 (fewer than two months after the death of Sophia), the crown was inherited by George I, Sophia’s son, the Elector of Hanover and Anne’s second cousin.
    # History of the British line of succession: Anne The Act of Union 1707, which united the thrones of Scotland and England, extended the Act of Settlement to Scotland. On the day of Anne’s death, 1 August 1714, the line of succession to the British throne was as follows, as provided by the Act of Settlement 1701:
    # History of the Jacobite line of succession: “James III & VIII” On the day of James III’s death, 1 January 1766, the line of succession to the Jacobite claim was as follows Charles III (Bonnie Prince Charlie ended up dead at Basilica Chapel January 1788);

    Hanover connection of Patricia’s (the current holder of the Blessing) Father, Elmer, whose Mother’s Grandmother was Victoria (the wife of Fredrick III the last duly Crowned Holy Roman Emperor [hung in 1888] – whose son Waldmar was called dead and sent to America to save him from what was happening due to Bismark et al.) the Eldest daughter of Queen Victoria (remember that Queen Victoria’s husband Albert was the Stuart lineage that Elizabeth II claims is her Stuart connection?).

    Hope this fills in some detail, and brings up further questions to resolve.

    Seal of the Blessing:
    of the House of David:
    Patricia JHS
    360 831-9120

    Stuart Society came back as not even a good address:
    Noel S. McFerran (noel.mcferran@rogers.com)

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