Good Queen Anne

Appraising the Life and Reign of the Last Stuart Monarch

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About the Book

Queen Anne (1665–1714) was not charismatic, brilliant or beautiful, but under her rule, England rose from the chaos of regicide, civil war and revolution to the cusp of global supremacy. She fought a successful overseas war against Europe’s superpower and her moderation kept the crown independent of party warfare at home. This biography reveals Anne Stuart as resolute, kind and practical—a woman who surmounted personal tragedy and poor health to become a popular and effective ruler.

About the Author(s)

Historian Judith Lissauer Cromwell lives in New York.

Bibliographic Details

Judith Lissauer Cromwell
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 270
Bibliographic Info: 13 photos, appendix, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2019
pISBN: 978-1-4766-7681-4
eISBN: 978-1-4766-3582-8
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Preface 1
One. “Something of majesty” 3
Two. My Father the King 21
Three. Revolution 30
Four. “Utmost respect for king and queen” 40
Five. “I will be obeyed” 52
Six. “Nursing mother” 66
Seven. “A lady of intelligence and ambition” 79
Eight. “So glorious a victory” 90
Nine. Moderation 102
Ten. Queen Anne’s War 112
Eleven. Great Britain 124
Twelve. “A disagreeable noise” 135
Thirteen. “That good man” 148
Fourteen. Murdering Malplaquet 159
Fifteen. “We four must never part” 172
Sixteen. “I cannot change my resolution” 188
Seventeen. Peace 202
Eighteen. “The kindest of queens” 212
Nineteen. The Last Stuart 220
Afterword: The Age of Anne 233
Appendix 237
Chapter Notes 241
Bibliography 253
Index 259

Book Reviews & Awards

  • “Recommended”—Midwest Book Review