Queen Anne and the Arts, edited by Cedric D. Reverand II. Lewisburg: Bucknell UP, 2015. Pp. xiii +320. $100. ISBN: 978-1611486315.

Queen Anne, Patroness of Arts, by James Anderson Winn. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2014. Pp. xxi + 792. $39.95. ISBN: 978-0199372195.

Reviewed by Paula Backscheider

These two books will permanently change our conception of Queen Anne and, incidentally, the decade of her reign. The adjectives most used to describe and characterize Queen Anne have been “fat,” “sluggish,” “dull,” and “preferring women.” In fact, she was, … Read more