The Politics of Passion
Hardback 638pp Illustrated
9780307962881   Product Code: 22675
In 1702, 14 years after helping to oust her father James II, Queen Anne became Britain's last Stuart monarch. Plagued by ill-health and obesity and beset by intrigue, she is often regarded as a transitional ruler. This sympathetic biography unravels the complex politics of her court and her fraught relations with the Duke and Duchess of Marlborough to reveal a woman of good sense and good intentions who overcame personal tragedy to set her kingdom on the path to greatness. American-cut pages.