Serenissima et Potentissima Anna D.G. Angliae Scotiae Franciae et Hiberniae Regina &c. Inaugurata XXIII.o die Aprilis Anno 1702.
Sold by I. Smith at ye Lyon & Crown in Russel street Covent Garden. [n.d. c.1740.]
Mezzotint with large margins. Plate 343 x 248mm. 13½ x 9¾".
Queen Anne (1665-1714) was the second daughter of James II and she married Prince George of Denmark in 1683. She was intimate and dependent on Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough, whose husband, the Duke, controlled the war against France. However, in 1711, she dismissed the Marlboroughs, largely because of her sympathy with Tory opposition to the Duke's conduct of the war. The most important constitutional landmark of her reign was the Act of Union with Scotland in 1707.
CS: 1, ii/iii.
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