Anne & George

Queen Anne and her husband Prince George of Denmark feature in the golden circle upon the ceiling of the Upper Hall. Anne succeeded to the throne in 1702 following the death of King William; however, as none of her children survived into adulthood, she left the realm without an heir. Since then she has been depicted in novels, television series and films, such as ‘The Favourite’ (2018), directed by Yorgos Lanthimos. During her reign, Parliament passed the ‘Acts of Union’, which united the Kingdoms of England and Scotland under the name of ‘Great Britain’. From her lofty position in the Painted Hall, Anne is courted by the characters representing the virtues of Heroism, Harmony, Liberality, and Piety.