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

Queen Anne, based on a work by Sir Godfrey Kneller, c1702–10. Anne's reign saw women take centre stage in fierce political debates. (Photo by Bridgeman/National Trust Photographic Library)

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