The Reign of Queen Anne, Volume II


Read by Pamela Nagami

(4.8 stars; 3 reviews)

Anne Stuart (1665-1714), Queen of England, Scotland, and Ireland, succeeded William III to the throne in 1702. She was the daughter of the deposed Catholic king, James II, but was of the Anglican faith. Liberal, Irish member of Parliament, Justin McCarthy, writing in 1902, creates in sparkling, uncluttered prose a panoramic canvas of Anne and her times. In the second of the two volumes, McCarthy describes the Battle of Malplaquet, where Marlborough meets the French in "a contest of hand-to-hand fighting on a gigantic scale." Then follows "the darkest chapter in the record of Queen Anne's reign," as a parliamentary conspiracy, headed by Bolingbroke, topples Marlborough from power. From Parliament we move to London's coffee houses where Londoners gather to read the "Spectator" and where, in 1714, they anxiously await news of the dying Queen. Scarcely has George I ascended his throne, when Jacobites at home and abroad begin to plot a Stuart Restoration under the son of the ousted James. (Pamela Nagami) (11 hr 44 min)

Chapters

Ch. 21: 'Swedish Charles' and Czar Peter 38:08 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 22: Malplaquet--and After 35:49 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 23: The War in the Embers 28:44 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 24: Bolingbroke at his Zenith 41:01 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 25: 'Gone to Swear a Peace' 38:41 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 26: 'I Fall Under this Plot' 34:19 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 27: Europe Reconstructed--on Paper 42:00 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 28: The Huguenot Refugees 30:25 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 29: 'The 'Spectator' 47:46 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 30: Ireland Under Queen Anne 43:20 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 31: The Rise of Robert Walpole 28:51 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 32: Alexander Pope 34:10 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 33: Shadows Cast Before 43:11 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 34: Addison's 'Cato' 25:25 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 35: Old Lamps and New 35:35 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 36: Wales Under Queen Anne 27:30 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 37: Restoration Hopes Revived 34:41 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 38: The Game Lost 29:03 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 39: The Death of the Queen 30:28 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 40: Retrospect 35:24 Read by Pamela Nagami

Reviews

Marcellus


(4.5 stars)

Very good and academic work. Beautifully read !