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    to succeed to the throne/ to drive into opposition

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to give me your considered opinion concerning the interpretation of the expressions in bold in the following sentences?

    After the death of Queen Elisabeth the last Tudor Queen the Stuarts from Scotland succeeded to the throne.

    to succeed to the throne = to inherit the throne

    As they were suspected of favoring the Catholics, the Protestants were driven into opposition to the crown.

    to drive into opposition = to compel to go into opposition

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    Re: to succeed to the throne/ to drive into opposition

    Yes, your interpretations are correct.

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