London in the Time of the Stuarts

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CHAPTER IX
QUEEN ANNE

THERE is nothing picturesque and very little that is important in the history of London during the reign of Queen Anne. An address to the new Queen, a public reception of Her Majesty by the City, several days of Thanksgiving for successes

ANNE ( 1665-1714) After the portrait by J. Closterman.

over the enemy, quarrels about elections, High Church riots, mainly exhaust the annals of this reign.

On Friday, November 26, 1703, the greatest hurricane of wind and rain ever known in this country "o'er pale Britannia passed." This really belongs chrono

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • 49079 Preface v
  • Contents ix
  • Illustrations xi
  • Sovereigns 1
  • Chapter I James I 3
  • Chapter II Charles I 22
  • Chapter III the City and the Civil War 53
  • Chapter IV the Commonwealth 64
  • Chapter V the Restoration 74
  • Chapter VI 82
  • Chapter VII: James II 103
  • Chapter VIII William the Third 117
  • Chapter IX Queen Anne 127
  • Religion, Government, and Trade 135
  • Chapter I Religion 137
  • Chapter II Tiie Church and Dissent 154
  • Chapter III Superstitions 159
  • Chapter IV Sanctuary 168
  • Chapter V City Government and Usages 172
  • Chapter VI Trade 190
  • Chapter VII the Irish Estates 206
  • The Great Plague and Fire 213
  • Chapter I Plague 215
  • Chapter II Plague and Medicine 233
  • Chapter III the Fire 240
  • Chapter IV Ii. the Fire of London 244
  • Chapter V Contemporary Evidence 258
  • Chapter VI London After the Fire 269
  • Manners and Customs 285
  • Chapter I Food and Drink 287
  • Chapter II Dress and Manners 298
  • Chapter III Weddings and Funerals 308
  • Chapter IV Places of Resort 311
  • Chapter V Theatre and Art 318
  • Chapter VI: Sports and Amusements 328
  • Chapter VII Coaches 338
  • Chapter VIII Punishment and Crime 345
  • Chapter IX Public Morality 355
  • Chapter X General Notes 359
  • Appendices 363
  • Index 385
  • Ogilby and Morgan's Map of London, 1677 397
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