Lives Of The Queens Of England (volume 12); From The Norman Conquest

Paperback | January 8, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1848. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... ANNE, QUEEN-REGNANT OF GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND. CHAPTER XII. Vacillation of queen Anne's mind and affections concerning her brother-- She again sets a price on his head--Her extraordinary conduct at council --Appoints lord Marr one of her ministers--He brings the queen the Whig badge-- Queen often witnesses debates in the house of lords--Queen's healthful appearance when she dissolves parliament--Her political anxieties --Her personal antipathy to lord Oxford--Her complaints of his disrespectful behaviour--She dismisses him--Kept up till two in the morning at a stormy council--Is carried from it swooning--Her prognostication that the dissensions would be fatal to her -- Sudden illness of the queen while looking at the clock--She is delirious--Raves of her brother--Deplorable state next morning--Her recovery doubted--Privy-council consult on her state--Her death predicted by Dr. Mead--The queen recovers her senses-- Names the duke of Shrewsbury prime-minister--Her agonies of mind afterwards--Cries on her brother's name incessantly -- Gives some mysterious charge to the bishop of London -- Her lamentations for her brother until speechless--The black bag opened containing the act of succession--Tidings of the queen's state despatched to Hanover--She is prayed for at St. Paul's --Jacobite council held during the night of her death-agony--Queen Anne expires, August 1, 1714--Peaceful proclamation of George I.--Preparation of the royal chapel-vault for the queen's burial--Various conflicting statements on her character and conduct--Elegies--Malignant summary of her character by the duchess of Marlborough -- Flattering summary of her character by the same pen-- Slandered by Horace Walpole-- Queen Anne's funeral--Funeral of her father in 1813--Conclusion of th...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1848. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... ANNE, QUEEN-REGNANT OF GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND. CHAPTER XII. Vacillation of queen Anne's mind and affections concerning he...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:194 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.41 inPublished:January 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217505813

ISBN - 13:9780217505819

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