Queen Anne : the Politics of Passion

Queen Anne : the Politics of Passion

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Often derided as weak-willed and insecure, Queen Anne was in fact one of Britains most remarkable monarchs. In many ways a stolid, conventional woman, she nevertheless presided over some of the most momentous events in British history and led a personal life riven by passion, illness and intrigue.
Drawing widely on unpublished sources, Anne Somerset vividly depicts the clashes of personality and party rivalries that aroused such strong feelings at the time. Traditionally depicted as a weak ruler dominated by female favourites and haunted by remorse at having deposed her father, Queen Anne emerges as a woman whose unshakeable commitment to duty enabled her to overcome private tragedy and painful disabilities, setting her kingdom on the path to greatness.
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2013
ISBN: 9780307962881
Branch Call Number: 941.069 ANNE SOMER
Characteristics: 621 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 25 cm


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Mar 02, 2019

I saw the movie THE FAVORITE, so I decided to read this biography of Queen Ann. Glad I did. The movie was more fiction than history if this book is accurate.


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