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Life and Times of Queen Anne

June 7, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Queen Anne was the last of the Stuarts and suffered much personal tragedy but she ruled over an increasingly prosperous nation that had unprecedented military success in Europe under the Duke of Marlborough.

Although Anne reigned for only 12 years they were momentous years in many ways. In politics they saw the Union between England and Scotland and also the formation of the Whig and Tory parties that were to dominate governments for two centuries. In international relations Great Britain became a major player for the first time with the Duke of Marlborough becoming the first British general to win a battle in Central Europe at Blenheim in 1704. In the arts Sir Christopher Wren’s masterpiece, St Paul’s Cathedral was completed and Handel made his first visit to England writing music for the queen and to mark national celebrations.


June 7, 2020
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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