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The Reign of Queen Anne, Volume I

Gelesen von Pamela Nagami

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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

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Ch. 2: What the Queen Came to--at Home

39:30

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Ch. 3: What the Queen Came to--Abroad

37:26

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Ch. 4: Those Around Queen Anne

36:56

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Ch. 5: Dissent and Defoe

31:20

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Ch. 6: On the Rough Edge of Battle

36:04

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Ch. 7: 'The Campaign'--Blenheim

51:06

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Ch. 8: Peterborough in Spain

34:52

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Ch. 9: Events and Parties at Home

41:40

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Ch. 10: The Union with Scotland

41:46

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Ch. 11: 'The Trivial Round--The Common Task'

45:32

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Ch. 12: The London of Queen Anne

47:58

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Ch. 13: Jonathan Swift

52:33

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Ch. 14: Ramillies and Almanza

36:57

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Ch. 15: The First Parliament of the Union

42:03

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Ch. 16: Sacheverell

50:04

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Ch. 17: 'Harley, the Nation's Great Support'

37:33

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Ch. 18: The Triumph of the Tories

37:09

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Ch. 19: What the War was Coming to

51:24

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Ch. 20: Jonathan Swift's Views

44:39

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Bewertungen

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(5 Sterne)

Wonderful reading by Pamela Nagami.

FIRST-RATE HISTORY

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Read by the finest history reader I have heard.

(3 Sterne)

Relatively little is discussed about Queen Anne herself.