Simon Schama TV - David Starkey TV - Lucy Worsley TV - Sarah Churchill - J P Kenyon - The Favourite 2018 -
1714: Queen Anne died with no heir. To make sure of a Protestant successor no fewer than fifty-seven individuals with blood ties to Anne were passed over to arrive at the next king of England. An uncharismatic, middle-aged man who didn’t speak English ... George I of Great Britain ... his coronation was greeted with rioting in twenty towns. Simon Schama, A History of Britain: Britannia Incorporated, BBC 2000
She [Anne] enjoyed a series of intense friendships with other women. Monarchy by David Starkey s3e3: Rule Britannia, Channel 4 2006
Anne: all of her children had died ... The last in her line. Dr Lucy Worsley, Fit to Rule: How Royal Illness Changed History II: Bad Blood: Stuarts to Hanoverians, BBC 2013
She meant well and was not a fool; but nobody can maintain that she was wise, nor entertaining in conversation. Sarah Churchill
A weak, irresolute woman beset by bedchamber quarrels and deciding high policy on the basis of personalities. Sarah Churchill
Queen Anne was the quintessence of ordinariness; she also had more than her fair share of small-mindedness, vulgarity and downright meanness. J P Kenyon
Who did your make-up? You look like a badger. The Favourite 2018 starring Olivia Colman & Rachel Weisz & Emma Stone & Nicholas Hoult & Joe Alwyn & James Smith & Mark Gatiss & Jenny Rainsford & Jack Veal, director Yorgos Lanthimos
I lost some seventeen children. Some were born as blood, some without breath and some were with me for a very brief time … Each one that dies, a little bit of you goes with them. ibid.
I’ve made her my maid of the bedchamber … I like it when she puts her tongue inside me. ibid.