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The Marlboroughs: John And Sarah Churchill, 1650 1744

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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 beautifu ...more
Paperback, 432 pages
Published September 26th 2002 by Penguin Books Ltd (first published 2001)
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Too much war details for me.

I would give it more rating if I liked all the war detail but I don't. I prefer more on their personal lives. I would recommend this book to a history buff.
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A brilliantly researched history of one of the greatest generals England had ever know and the complex relationship between his wife and Queen Anne and the rewards and punishments that occur when you fall in and out of favour with the head of state.
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Christopher Hibbert, MC, FRSL, FRGS (5 March 1924 - 21 December 2008) was an English writer, historian and biographer. He was a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and the author of many books, including Disraeli, Edward VII, George IV, The Rise and Fall of the House of Medici, and Cavaliers and Roundheads.

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