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Marlborough : his life and times

Autore: Winston Churchill; Henry Steele Commager
Editore: New York : Scribner, ©1968.
Edizione/Formato:   Libro a stampa : Biography : EnglishVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
Banca dati:WorldCat
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"John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough, Prince of Mindelheim, KG, PC (pron.: /mrlbr/, often /m?lbr/; 26 May 1650 ? 16 June 1722 O.S), was an English soldier and statesman whose career spanned the reigns of five monarchs. Rising from a lowly page at the court of the House of Stuart, he served James, Duke of York, through the 1670s and early 1680s, earning military and political advancement through his courage and
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Genere/forma: History
Informazioni aggiuntive sul formato: Online version:
Churchill, Winston, 1874-1965.
Marlborough.
New York : Scribner, ©1968
(OCoLC)904033381
Persona incaricata: John Churchill Marlborough, Duke of; John Churchill Marlborough, Duke of
Tipo materiale: Biography
Tipo documento {1} {2}
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: Winston Churchill; Henry Steele Commager
Numero OCLC: 437190
Descrizione: xxxiii, 983 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 25 cm
Responsabilità: Winston S. Churchill ; abridged and with an introd. by Henry Steele Commager.

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"John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough, Prince of Mindelheim, KG, PC (pron.: /mrlbr/, often /m?lbr/; 26 May 1650 ? 16 June 1722 O.S), was an English soldier and statesman whose career spanned the reigns of five monarchs. Rising from a lowly page at the court of the House of Stuart, he served James, Duke of York, through the 1670s and early 1680s, earning military and political advancement through his courage and diplomatic skill. Churchill's role in defeating the Monmouth Rebellion in 1685 helped secure James on the throne, yet just three years later he abandoned his Catholic patron for the Protestant Dutchman, William of Orange. Honoured for his services at William's coronation with the earldom of Marlborough, he served with further distinction in the early years of the Nine Years' War, but persistent charges of Jacobitism brought about his fall from office and temporary imprisonment in the Tower. It was not until the accession of Queen Anne in 1702 that Marlborough reached the zenith of his powers and secured his fame and fortune."--Wikipedia.

"Of the many biographies of Marlborough, two deserve special mention: Sir Winston Churchill, in Marlborough: His Life and Times (4 vols., 1933-1938; abridged in one volume, by Henry Steele Commager, 1970), is intent on vindicating his ancestor from Thomas Babington Macaulay's aspersions, and the work is full of special pleading; it prints little not already found in Coxe, but it has some splendid battle pieces."--biography.yourdictionary.com.

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