The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast

Queen Anne - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 85

October 1, 2020

Queen Anne

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 85 with Heather Rose Jones

The social and historic context of Queen Anne of England and the basis for the rumors of lesbianism associated with her court.

In this episode we talk about

  • A brief historic timeline
  • Passionate friendships and libertine sex in Restoration England
  • Some dramatis personae:
    • Princess/Queen Anne
    • Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough
    • Abigail Hill Masham
    • Delariviere Manley
  • English politics during the reign of Queen Anne
  • Anne and Sarah’s break-up
  • Where the lesbian accusations came from
  • Were they or weren’t they?

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LHMP publications used in this research

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A transcript of this podcast is available here.

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