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Subject: Mary Stuart, Princess of Orange
Date: Tue, 18 May 1999 12:45 +0100 (BST)
Did Mary Stuart, daughter of King Charles I, have any issue by her husband
William Prince of Orange APART from William, who later became William III King
of England, and married Mary daughter of James II (Mary's brother).
Also, what is the consensus: that William III should only have been Mary
Stuart's consort, but that he insisted on being joint King with her (at that
stage, I think the only precedents were Mary Tudor, who made her husband Philip
of Spain joint King, and Elizabeth, who perhaps sensibly never married at all).
However, immediately after Mary Stuart, Anne made no move to make her husband
George joint King.
The other alternative is that by right of birth (being the next male Protestant
heir in line) he felt he should rule jointly.
But which is the accepted truth?