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The System of the World - Book 8: Chapter 1 Summary & Analysis

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Book 8: Chapter 1 Summary

Marlborough House, Aug. 4, 1714

Daniel is summoned to a levee at the Duke of Marlborough's residence. Bothmar, the Hanoverian ambassador, brings out a locked box that he has been instructed to open after the death of Queen Anne. The box contains orders on how the realm should be administered while awaiting George Louis's arrival. The king has named 25 regents to act on his behalf until he arrives from Hanover. Daniel and Ravenscar are selected as regents.

Book 8: Chapter 1 Analysis

Daniel considers himself insignificant when it comes to power and influence and he does not consider himself equal to nobility. He is dumbfounded at being selected as a regent and he guesses that Princess Caroline or Eliza influenced the King's decision. Honored to represent the Hanoverian succession, Daniel humbly accepts the position, along with Ravenscar.

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