People/Characters: Abigail Masham

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Courting Her Highness by Jean Plaidy
The Last of the Stuarts by Jean Plaidy
Not in Front of the Corgis: Secrets of Life Behind the Royal Curtains by Brian Hoey
Queen Anne: The Politics of Passion by Anne Somerset

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Abigail Masham, née Hill (c. 1670–1734), also known as Mistress Masham, was a waiting woman and confidante of Queen Anne I of England. The queen ennobled her husband in order to strengthen her own position with Parliament, so she became Baroness Masham.

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