Journals Higher Education



Published: 12 September 2009

312 Pages | 26 Illustrations, black & white

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780719057700

Bookseller Code (06)


Queenship in Britain 1660-1837

Royal patronage, court culture and dynastic politics

Clarissa Campbell Orr

Published by Manchester University Press

  • Now in paperback for the first time
  • Examines how Queens, Princesses of Wales, and royal daughters used their powers of patronage, and operated within the confines of royal family politics, between 1660 and 1837
  • A pioneering assessment of a neglected area, uniting new approaches offered by gender history and court studies, discussed in a substantial introduction
  • Examines how foreign and Catholic wives of the restored Stuarts coped with a libertine course and a Protestant nation Includes a reassessment of Queen Anne and her conformity to ideals of modest womanhood and an exploration of Queen Caroline as a connoisseur and collector