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||Formerly hanging in
Hamilton Palace, South Lanarkshire, now at Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh
Anne was the oldest surviving daughter of the
1st Duke and Lady
Mary Feilding. Her father and uncle, the 2nd
Duke, died in the Royalist cause and she actively opposed the
Commonwealth; it is said she fired on a Roundhead general from Strathaven
A lady of great piety and strong Presbyterian
principles, she opposed Lauderdale's Episcopalianism, and aided
various Covenanters, including those fleeing after their defeat
at the Battle of Bothwell Bridge, some 3.2km from Hamilton, in 1679.
She supported William III but opposed the Union
of 1707 as against Presbyterian interests. She bore her husband
13 children and was famed for good deeds on the estates, being known
as 'the good Duchess Anne'.