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The Marlboroughs Christopher Hibbert

The Marlboroughs von Christopher Hibbert

The Marlboroughs Christopher Hibbert

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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 characters, concentrating on their personal lives.

The Marlboroughs Zusammenfassung

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

This is a dual biography, exploring the lives of John and Sarah Churchill, first Duke and Duchess of Marlborough. Perhaps the greatest British general of all time and the most successful in the modern world until the advent of Napoleon, John Churchill, the first Duke of Marlborough, was also a successful if devious politician. He was a commanding figure, both on the continent of Europe and at the English court, from the time of King James II - whose mistress was Churchill's sister - until that of Queen Anne - whose intimate friend, the beautiful, gifted, quarrelsome Sarah, was his wife. The book concentrates on the Churchills' personal lives, telling the story of one of the 18th century's most powerful couples.

The Marlboroughs Bewertungen

'Hibbert is magnificent at domestic detail, gripping on scandal and intrigue, clever in negotiating the problem of making a life consistently interesting without cheating the reader of information... all the elements of a wonderful book and a story of near-incredible ascent.' SUNDAY TIMES

Über Christopher Hibbert

Christpher 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.


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