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Contrary about the new movie: Was the Uk's first monarch part of a lesbian triangle drama?

She was the queen when the kingdom of great Britain and the british topartisystemet was created. She gave birth to 17 children, who all died, and were thus the last ruler of faeryanis in his family. But have you heard about her?

Queen Anne of great Britain was queen of England, Scotland and Ireland in 1702, according to Store norske leksikon.

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Now her life will eventually become a movie. But experts discussing the degree of historical accuracy in "The Favourite" which has its premiere 18. January.

It is based on a script written in 1998 by Deborah Davis, which was not film until 20 years later.

the Studios were like: "Oi, wait a minute, the lesbian that takes place here," Davis reported from the meetings, according to The Independent.

She believes the industry has refused to produce the LGBT-positive movies. However, it is not certain that Annas orientation in the film is historically correct.

Vying for the queen's favor

- There is so much sadness in the background of her. She must have been terribly lonely, " says lead actress Olivia Colman about the queen to the Irish News.

In 1707 was Scotland and England gathered into one kingdom, as did queen Anne the first monarch of the Kingdom of the united Kingdom.

This title had she until his death in 1714, when she was succeeded by his second cousin, Duke Georg of Hanover.

Colman plays a clumsy, but charming variation of the queen Anna. The historical drama takes place behind the scenes of the british monarchy in 1708, which at this time was at war with France.

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"The Favourite" spin around the queen Annas love life, but not with her husband, prince Georg of Denmark. In the movie is her closest adviser, Sarah Churchill, played by Rachel Weisz, also her lover.

Churchill have, however, competition by her own cousin, Abigail Masham, who is played by Emma Stone. The two compete to be Annas favorite, "The Favourite".

Masham had the title "Woman of the Bedchamber", a kind of kammerpike. Influence her on the English court shall have grown, as the relationship between Churchill and the queen deteriorated.

But it is not at all certain that the queen was a lesbian.

for Example, the curator Sebastian Edwards by Historic Royal Palaces, who has been an advisor for the movie, skeptical. He says to the BBC that there is no evidence that the affairs took place.


Director Yorgos Lanthimos, who is known for the absurd and the award-winning film "The Lobster", has nevertheless a relaxed attitude to historical accuracy.

REAR CAMERA: Director Yorgos Lanthimos (t.h.) has not concerned itself with making the film completely historically correct. Photo: 20th Century Fox View more

- Some of the things in the movie are historically correct, and very much is not there, " he says to The Hollywood Reporter.

for Example has the queen 17 rabbits as pets in the movie. They are supposed to represent her 17 children, who were either spontanabortert or dead by birth or later in life.

- So clearly, one would not found kjæledyrkaniner running around in a royal bedroom. They were considered as food and pests in the 1700's, writes historian Hannah Grieg in the History Extra.

Also she has been an advisor for the film.


the Story of the queen's love affair, however, is not taken out of clean air. A close friendship between Churchill and the queen is well documented.

Anne Somerset, who has written the book "Queen Anne: The Politics of Passion", is one of those who have passed the queen's story in the seams.

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She gave an account of his opinion on the relationship to the BBC in 2015.

If you read the letter she wrote to Sarah (Churchill) as a young woman, is the passionate declarations of affection. Perhaps you may believe completely immediately that they had an affair, " she says.

A lover number two

Furthermore, the producers of the film taken hold of a reputation, based on a documented feud between the queen and Churchill.

the Relationship had gradually deteriorated because of personal and political disagreements, which eventually led to the rise of a new favorite in the royal household, write the Grieg.

CHALLENGES: Emma Stone plays Abigail Masham. Photo: 20th Century Fox View more

furthermore, It is documented that Churchill began to spread rumors that queen Anna had an affair with the new favorite, Abigail Masham, " says Somerset to the BBC.

She is not, however, convinced that they were lovers.

But one must keep in mind that in that period, women had passionate friendships without the erotic undertones. I have no doubt that the marriage of prince George was happily and devotedly.

- A strong female leader

When queen Anne ascended the throne as 37-year-old, she was heavily plagued by arthritis and being overweight. Over the years she increasingly have selvmedisinert with brandy, which she drank from teacups - which led to it was often made jokes about "the queen's cold tea" by the court.

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Nevertheless, she was passionate about horses and hunting, and in 1711, she founded hesteløpstradisjonen The Royal Ascot. Today opens still the british royal family, Ascot-races by running along the path in an open carriage, just as queen Anna did in his time.

She was also a devout protestant. In 1710 ordered the she the building of fifty new churches. One special story relates to St. John's church on Smith Square.

It is said that when the architect Thomas Archer asked queen how she wanted it to look, kicked she fotskammelen his over the end and screamed, "So there!" This should be the reason that the church received four turrets, and the nickname "queen Annas footstool".

Queen Annas regjeringsperiode is still often regarded as a parenthesis in the story. It is a pity, thinks Sebastian Edwards.

- She cleaned up a mess left behind by the men, but rarely gets credit for it, " he says to the BBC.

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He refers to her father, James II, who was king for only three years before he was deposed in The "Glorious Revolution" in 1688.

- When it comes to strong female leaders, we could not found any better in such times of crisis.

"Intrigue and pain"

Director Lanthimos has chosen to stick to the sphere around the queen and the court, but the film grabs still engage in multiple aspects of the 1700-century the united Kingdom, writes Grieg.

- what It says on the game to be the favorite in the court, not just personal gain or the girls ' alliances and vanity. There is control over state power and politics, " he says.

She points out that women had much power in the court of queen Anna. It was a real influence that were at stake in the battle of Annas favor.

Grieg has stated to the BBC that she does not exclude that the affairs took place. She seems, however, don't do anything that the director has not used the vast resources on to faktasjekke all aspects of the film.

instead, it plays on the feelings and focuses on a complex character, motivations, intrigue and pain. Here is the story, the human story, she writes.

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