Periods > Anne (1702-14)

The sister of Mary II and daughter of James II, she reigned from 1702 to 1714.

1701  War of the Spanish Succession

A European alliance, including Britain, Austria and the United Provinces, to prevent the French monarchy inheriting the Spanish throne. Key battles were those of Blenheim, Ramillies and Oudenarde. The war concluded with the Treaty of Utrecht.

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  1. The first Parliament of Queen Anne - Second session - begins 3/12/1706
  2. House of Lords Journal Volume 18 - 17 December 1706
  3. Warrant Books - July 1708, 6-10
  4. Minute Book - October 1708
  5. House of Lords Journal Volume 18 - 2 March 1709
  6. Mr Prior's Examination - with regard to the Treaty of Utrecht (1715)
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1707  Act of Union

This Act joined the kingdoms and parliaments of England and Scotland.

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  1. The first Parliament of Queen Anne - Second session - begins 3/12/1706
  2. First Parliament of Great Britain - - begins 6/11/1707
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1710  Fifty New Churches Act

This Act of 1710 was intended to provide 50 new churches for the expanding population of London. 12 churches were eventually built under the act, including all of Hawksmoor's London churches.

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  1. The Commissions for building fifty new churches - The minute books, 1711-27, a calendar
  2. Christ Church - Historical account
  3. Christ Church - Architectural description
  4. The Wood-Michell estate - Fournier Street
  5. Limehouse
  6. Volume 161 - May 1-26, 1713
  7. Bartholomew Lane and Lombard Street
  8. Lidsing - Limehouse
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