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The Marlboroughs By Christopher Hibbert

The Marlboroughs

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This title traces the life of John Churchill, Duke of Marlborough, the greatest military general of his time and the first British subject to play a dominating role in European affairs. The accompanying portrait of his wife Sarah continues after his death until the completion of Blenheim Palace.

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The Marlboroughs: John and Sarah Churchill 1650-1744 by Christopher Hibbert

The most successful British general until the advent of Napoleon, John Churchill, the first Duke of Marlborough, was also a successful, if devious politcian, and a commanding figure both on the continent of Europe and the English court from the time of King James II. King James' mistress was Churchill's sister until he married Queen Anne whose intimate friend, the beautiful, gifted, shrewed and difficult Sarah, was Churchill's wife. The book concentrates upon John Churchill's personal life as husband, lover, friend and fond father, as well as upon his sensitive, emotional and complicated character, his interests and failings, his patronage of the arts and architecture, his love of gardening and landscaping, his passion for dining out in the houses of the rich, his resilience in imprisonment and disgrace and his commanding presence and importance in a country rising to national greatness.

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About Christopher Hibbert


Christopher Hibbert's books include The Destruction of Lord Raglan (1962); Garibaldi & His Enemies; George IV; The Virgin Queen; Nelson and most recently George III (1998). Christopher Hibbert is a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. He lives in Henley-on-Thames.

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GOR001239278
The Marlboroughs: John and Sarah Churchill 1650-1744 by Christopher Hibbert
Christopher Hibbert
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Penguin Books Ltd
2001-09-27
432
0670886777
9780670886777
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