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Queen Anne, by Michael Dahl, 1705 - NPG 6187 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Queen Anne at the National Portrait Gallery

The Georgian Age had yet to start as Queen Anne did not die until August 1714.  Newspaper readers sitting down on this day would have seen that:

Her Majesty’s Company of Comedians at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane began run of She Wou’d and She Wou’d Not, or The Kind Imposter. (Daily Courant, Tuesday April 13 1714)

Right Hon Henry Lord Paget was appointed Her Majesty’s Extraordinary to his most Serene Highness the Elector of Hanover, and to the Princess Sophia, Electress and Duchess Dowager of Hanover. (London Gazette from Tuesday April 13 to Saturday April 17 1714)

Published A Project for Settling an Everlasting Peace in Europe. First propos’d by Henry IV of France, and approved by Queen Elizabeth, and most of the then Princes of Europe, and now discussed at large, and made practicable by the Abbot St Pierre of the French Academy. (Lover, Tuesday April 13 1714)

 

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