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The Marlboroughs : John and Sarah Churchill, 1650-1744

Author: Christopher Hibbert
Publisher: London : Penguin, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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John Churchill, the great general and politician, and his wife, Sarah, favourite of Queen Anne, became one one of the most powerful couples of the 18th century. This dual biography explores their  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: John Churchill Marlborough, Duke of; Sarah Jennings Churchill Marlborough, Duchess of
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Hibbert
ISBN: 0140284931 9780140284935
OCLC Number: 59498664
Notes: Originally published: London: Viking, 2001.
Description: xv, 406 pages, [32] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 20 cm
Contents: Boyhood; lovers at court; Sarah Jennings; gentleman of the bedchamber; Princess Anne; Monmouth's rebellion; desertion; the flight of the King; early commands; disgrace; a charge of high treason; politesse and parsimony; governor, father and diplomatist; the Queen and her ministers; rival armies; from the Hague to Liege; the death of the heir; the phantom affair; the march to the Danube; Prince Eugene; the storming of the Schellenberg; Bavaria laid waste; the Battle of Blenheim; homecoming; John Vanbrugh; the lines of Brabant; a grand tour; the Battle of Ramillies; collapse in Belgium; the King of Sweden; crisis at court; the Battle of Oudenarde; France invaded; calls for peace; the Duchess and the bedchamber woman; the Queen and the Duchess; the Duchess dismissed; the last campaign; the Duke on trial; exile; the Duke's return; a paralytic stroke; the matchmaker and his "pile of stones"; raging quarrels; suitors; daughters; grandsons; granddaughters and their husbands; the Duchess at her writing table and at Blenheim; last days.
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