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A passion for government : the life of Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough

Author: Frances Harris
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1991.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is a highly readable account of a woman at the centre of power, whose life spanned the traumatic period from the Restoration to the fall of Walpole. Born in 1660, Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Harris, Frances.
Passion for government.
Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1991
(OCoLC)551548523
Named Person: Sarah Jennings Churchill Marlborough, Duchess of; Sarah Churchill Marlborough, Duchess of; Sarah Jennings Churchill Marlborough, Duchess of; Sarah Jennings Churchill of Marlborough; Sarah Jennings Churchill of Marlborough
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Frances Harris
ISBN: 0198202245 9780198202240
OCLC Number: 23016181
Description: viii, 421 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Family fortunes; maid of honour 1673-1678; "true born Whig" 1679-1684; "arbitrary power and property" 1685-1688; rival courts 1689-1692; a retired way 1693-1701; "we four must never part" 1702-1703; "the detested names of Whig and Tory" 1704-1705; Harley and Abigail 1706-1707; "terrible battles" 1708-1709; "Maynwaring's key" 1710; paper wars 1711-1712; a sort of banishment 1713-1714; the Hanoverians 1714-1716; Sunderland's ministry 1717-1720; defying the Court 1721-1722; head of the family 1722-1725; the Queen and Sir Robert 1726-1730; dividing the family 1730-1733; "warm in opposition" 1733-1735; the patriots' prophetess 1736-1741; "an old woman is a very insignificant thing" 1742-1744. Appendices: The Marlborough family tree; the estates of Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough.
Responsibility: Frances Harris.
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