The Reign of Queen Anne, Volume I


Read by Pamela Nagami

(4.3 stars; 9 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 first of the two volumes, the brilliant commander, the Duke of Marlborough, defeats the French and Bavarians at the Battle of Blenheim, while the flagship of the admiral of the fleet, Sir Cloudesley Shovell, strikes the rocks near the Isles of Scilly and is lost with all eight hundred hands. We are at street level in rowdy London with its aristocratic bully boys, the Mohocks, its coffee houses, and its theaters. We meet the great Tories, Harley and Bolingbroke, and encounter the satiric spirit who haunts it all, Jonathan Swift. (Pamela Nagami) (13 hr 42 min)

Chapters

Ch. 1: The Woman Born to be a Queen 25:30 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 2: What the Queen Came to--at Home 39:30 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 3: What the Queen Came to--Abroad 37:26 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 4: Those Around Queen Anne 36:56 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 5: Dissent and Defoe 31:20 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 6: On the Rough Edge of Battle 36:04 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 7: 'The Campaign'--Blenheim 51:06 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 8: Peterborough in Spain 34:52 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 9: Events and Parties at Home 41:40 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 10: The Union with Scotland 41:46 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 11: 'The Trivial Round--The Common Task' 45:32 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 12: The London of Queen Anne 47:58 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 13: Jonathan Swift 52:33 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 14: Ramillies and Almanza 36:57 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 15: The First Parliament of the Union 42:03 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 16: Sacheverell 50:04 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 17: 'Harley, the Nation's Great Support' 37:33 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 18: The Triumph of the Tories 37:09 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 19: What the War was Coming to 51:24 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 20: Jonathan Swift's Views 44:39 Read by Pamela Nagami

Reviews

Oooops! Mistook the author for the reader.


(5 stars)

Wonderful reading by Pamela Nagami.

FIRST-RATE HISTORY


(5 stars)

Read by the finest history reader I have heard.


(3 stars)

Relatively little is discussed about Queen Anne herself.