The Queen's Favourites

The Queen's Favourites

Jean Plaidy / Sep 23, 2019

The Queen s Favourites A private battle rages at court for the affections of a childless queen who must soon name her successor and thus determine the future of the British Empire It is the beginning of the eighteenth cent

  • Title: The Queen's Favourites
  • Author: Jean Plaidy
  • ISBN: 9780399122361
  • Page: 447
  • Format: Hardcover
  • A private battle rages at court for the affections of a childless queen, who must soon name her successor and thus determine the future of the British Empire It is the beginning of the eighteenth century and William of Orange is dying Soon Anne is crowned queen, but to court insiders, the name of the imminent sovereign is Sarah Churchill Beautiful, outspoken Sarah hasA private battle rages at court for the affections of a childless queen, who must soon name her successor and thus determine the future of the British Empire It is the beginning of the eighteenth century and William of Orange is dying Soon Anne is crowned queen, but to court insiders, the name of the imminent sovereign is Sarah Churchill Beautiful, outspoken Sarah has bewitched Anne and believes she is invincible until she installs her poor cousin Abigail Hill into court as royal chambermaid Plain Abigail seems the least likely challenger to Sarah s place in her highness s affections, but challenge it she does, in stealthy yet formidable ways While Anne engages in her private tug of war, the nation is obsessed with another, public battle succession Anne is sickly and childless, the last of the Stuart line This final novel of the Stuarts from Jean Plaidy weaves larger than life characters through a dark maze of intrigue, love, and destruction, with nothing less than the future of the British Empire at stake.

    The Favourite Dec , Storyline A frail Queen Anne Olivia Colman occupies the throne and her close friend Lady Sarah Rachel Weisz governs the country in her stead while tending to Anne s ill health and mercurial temper When a new servant Abigail Emma Stone arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah Sarah takes Abigail under her wing and Abigail sees a chance Queen Elizabeth s Favorite Foods Buckingham Palace Menu She s banned one surprising ingredient from the royal kitchens She absolutely loves chocolate, especially chocolate biscuit cake, chocolate mousse, and chocolate ganache sponge cake Other favorites include fresh fruit like mangos, strawberries, and peaches, especially ones grown at Windsor Castle The Queen s not a teetotaler, either the usual royal nightcap is a gin and Dubonnet Cheers The Queen s Favourites Stuart Saga, by Jean Plaidy Ms The Queen s Favorites is one of my all time favorite Jean Plaidy novels The favorites in question are Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Malborough, and Abigail Hill, her poor relation cousin Both are high in the regard of Queen Anne Jean Plaidy was one of the best story tellers in the historical fiction genre. This Is Queen Elizabeth s Favorite Tea Here s Where to Queen Elizabeth s top tea can be found in almost anywhere You ll be sipping tea like a royal in no time Queen Elizabeth s favorite tea can be found in your local grocery store or easily ordered on Her cup of choice is from British tea maker Twinings, a brand that has been officially serving the royal family since Find of the Queen s favorite foods here. Chocolate Biscuit Cake The Queen s Favorite Cake Bake Chocolate Biscuit Cake The Queen s Favorite Cake When we learned that the Queen of England is obsessed with this Chocolate Biscuit Cake, a decadent layering of chocolate and rich tea biscuits the most dunkable of English cookies , we knew it was the sweet for us. The queen s favourites Book, WorldCat The queen s favourite Sarah Churchill, the ambitious wife of the Duke of Marlborough, finds her position as the favorite of sickly Queen Anne, the last of the Stuart line, threatened by a poor relation, the plain and unobtrusive Abigail Hill. Signs Meghan Is Becoming The Queen s Favorite Royal All of this queenly attention, the granting of special favors, and the bestowing of some pretty amazing gifts has got us thinking Is Meghan the Queen s new favorite royal wife Here s the important signs that Meghan that tell us the former actress star is on the rise with the top lady at Buckingham Palace. Queen Anne s feuding favourites History Extra Queen Anne s feuding favourites For a few years during the reign of Queen Anne, women dominated the political arena from biting satirists to MPs powerful wives Hannah Greig, historical advisor on a new film about Anne s turbulent inner circle, celebrates a golden age of female influence. Who Is Queen Elizabeth II s Favorite Grandchild Phillips is the son of the queen s only daughter, Princess Anne, and is the oldest of all her grandchildren Therefore, it s been thought that her very first grandchild, maybe her favorite as How Sophie s become the Queen s favourite Daily Mail Online Sophie and Edward, on the other hand, cannot put a foot wrong nowadays and the Countess really is the apple of the Queen s eye Among most of the women at court, Sophie is the one ally with whom

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      • Jean Plaidy

        Eleanor Alice Burford, Mrs George Percival Hibbert was a British author of about 200 historical novels, most of them under the pen name Jean Plaidy which had sold 14 million copies by the time of her death She chose to use various names because of the differences in subject matter between her books the best known, apart from Plaidy, are Victoria Holt 56 million and Philippa Carr 3 million Lesser known were the novels Hibbert published under her maiden name Eleanor Burford, or the pseudonyms of Elbur Ford, Kathleen Kellow and Ellalice Tate Many of her readers under one penname never suspected her other identities.


    530 Comments

    1. this book got a better read as I got further into the plot. I have never disliked one of Jean plaidy's character's more than Sarah , lady Marlborough. I really liked the friendship between Queen Anne and Abigail Hill.


    2. This novel is one of the Stuart saga noves, and concerns the reign of Queen Anne. Sister to the dead Mary II and Sister in law to William of Orange, Anne becomes Queen after his death. This novel wonderfully recreates the court of Queen Anne, and the gross ambitions of many who surrounded her. Ever since she had been a young girl, everywhere Anne went, there was also Sarah Churchill. Sarah Churchill (yes those Churchills) was scheming, bad tempered and very high handed. She often spoke to the Qu [...]


    3. The Queen's Favorites is one of my all time favorite Jean Plaidy novels.The favorites in question are Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Malborough, and Abigail Hill, her "poor relation" cousin. Both are high in the regard of Queen Anne.Jean Plaidy was one of the best story tellers in the historical fiction genre. It says much of her abilities that this book, which is in a time period I have no interest in at all, is one of my favorites, not just of Jean Plaidy, but one of my all time favorite books.Ms [...]


    4. I still remember being in 8th grade, in London, seeing a statue of Queen Anne, and our tour guide saying something like, "You American have no idea about our Good Queen Anne." At the time he was right, since I had never heard of her. And since then everytime I learn something else about her I get a little bit excited because I'm proving that tour guide wrong. I have read books that mention Queen Anne, although that took place before her reign. As far as I can tell this is the first book I've rea [...]


    5. Phew - read through all 3 of these about the Stuart sisters, Sarah Churchill & Abigail Hill-Marsham. I was so relieved that there was another character besides Sarah Churchill that I liked this a lot more than the other 2 -- in spite of the fact that it still gets 3-stars and not 4. I probably should have waited and rated them collectively as they really are a trilogy. As much as I disliked Sarah Churchill she had this Scarlett O'Hara quality about her ("I shan't go hungry ever again.") that [...]


    6. because i like the genre so much and it's nice to find some non-tudor era material, i have to say yes i liked this. in fact i can't believe i had never even heard of this ridiculously prolific author. that being said however, the repetition in the dialog was a bit tedious. it was appropriate for anne's character, but the fact that it was used with nearly all the characters made the book longer than it needed to be. also, i didn't like the ambiguity of abigail's motivation. was she using anne? di [...]


    7. Just discoverd Plaidy (pen name) and really intrigued. What I'm loving about well written histction these days is how it makes plain "the human condition." How alike we all act, even across centuries and completely different situations/economies/politics. No matter what the world, the longest lived and happiest are those most content (and generally in the country) tho some do thrive on conflict and ambition. The power shifts are most intriguing, I think, and in this particular book how each char [...]


    8. A great fictional account of the rise of the "first" Churchills - the Duke and Duchess of Marlborough - including the court intrigues facilitated by Sarah's own first cousin, Abigail Hill, which led to the couple's political fall. An excellent read you would expect from Plaidy.


    9. I chose this book because I didn't know that much about this period of English history. It was an interesting read and I learned about Sarah Churchill and Blenheim, her estate, which I have often heard mentioned plus how the monarchy came to be Hanovarian which had always confused me.



    10. It took me days to slog through this. I like historical fiction, but the writing in this one was pretty awful and so, so repetitive. Was she trying to reach some big word count?




    11. I liked this book, which when you consider that two of the main characters-- Queen Anne and Sarah Churchill-- are infuriating, is saying something.


    12. Plot is slow moving and the action is redundant. I managed to finish but got frustrated reading the same basic scene over and over?



    13. If you like her stuff, you will like this book. She has an old-fashioned writing style, but I find her research compelling. You really believe you are getting the whole story.


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