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Ungrateful daughters : the Stuart princesses who stole their father's crown

Author: Maureen Waller
Publisher: London : Hodder & Stoughton, [2002]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This work recreates the late Stuart era, in a narrative that highlights the influence of three women in one of the most momentous events in our history: a palace coup that changed the face of the monarchy and signalled the end of a dynasty. In 1688, seven prominent men invited William of Orange - James' nephew and son-in-law - to intervene in English affairs. But it was the women, Queen Mary Beatrice and her  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Mary, Queen of England; James, King of England; Anne, Queen of Great Britain; Anne, Queen of Great Britain; James, King of England; Mary, Queen of England
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Maureen Waller
ISBN: 0340794615 9780340794616
OCLC Number: 50478883
Description: xxiv, 454 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: Part One: The family --
Queen Mary Beatrice --
Princess Anne of Denmark --
Princess Mary of Orange --
King James II --
Prince William of Orange --
Part Two: The Revolution --
The birth of James Francis Edward, Prince of Wales --
Betrayal --
Flight --
The takeover --
Part Three: Consequences --
The quarrel --
An untimely death --
The succession --
Broken promises.
Responsibility: Maureen Waller.

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This work recreates the late Stuart era, in a narrative that highlights the influence of three women in one of the most momentous events in our history: a palace coup that changed the face of the  Read more...
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"0 Praise for 1700: 'Thoroughly entertaining...a perfect book for dipping into, full of fascinating facts and anecdotes' - Mail on Sunday 0 'A traditional, well-documented social history, pungent, Read more...

 
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