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The Stuarts of Scotland / Abigail Masham
« on: April 25, 2009, 06:46:19 PM »
I've just read 'The Early Churchills' and 'The Queen's Favourites' (a historical novel by Jean Plaidy.) What do people think of Abigail Masham's character?
Plaidy treated her sympathetically but I can't help thinking that she was very sly, ambitious and ungrateful to replace Sarah Churchill in Queen Anne's affections.

Books about the Romanovs and Imperial Russia / Five Empresses
« on: January 26, 2008, 05:55:33 AM »

Has anyone read this?  There is a copy in my library and it looks interesting.

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