Item description for A Life of Anne of Hanover, Princess Royal (Publications of the Sir Thomas Browne Institute Leiden, New Series, No 13 No 13) by Veronica P. M. Baker-Smith...
The eldest daughter of George II, and Handel's most knowledgeable patron, Anne is the only English princess since the fifteenth century to rule alone in a foreign country. In the Netherlands she is the least known of the energetic and able women from Amalia van Solms to Emma of Waldeck-Pyrmont who have married into the House of Orange, but she is unique in holding real political power. This book uses hitherto unpublished private papers which give a vivid picture of eighteenth century social life in London, Friesland and The Hague. But, more importantly, they show her influence on Dutch politics at a time of constitutional change, while letters to her father, her brother `Butcher' Cumberland and her cousin Frederick the Great show her playing a significant role on the European diplomatic stage.
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Studio: Brill Academic Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.5" Width: 6.3" Height: 0.8" Weight: 1.1 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 1995
Publisher Brill Academic Publishers
ISBN 9004101985 ISBN13 9789004101982