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Queen Anne

To encourage Britain’s Indian allies on the frontier between New England and French Canada, writes John G. Garratt, four Indian chieftains were invited to London during the reign of Queen Anne.

H.T. Dickinson introduces a Bishop who held many liberal views,  and was much disliked by his brethren.

Peter Laslett charts the descent of a near forgotten family of English nobles.

The Duke of Marlborough was dismissed from the office of captain-general on December 31st 1711.

Queen Anne ordered a racecourse to be built on Ascot Heath in 1711. It was officially opened on August 11th.

Many have dismissed the last Stuart monarch as a nonentity or a figure of fun. Yet according to Richard Wilkinson she does not deserve her tarnished reputation.