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The Profligate Duke
Mary Soames
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The Profligate Duke

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Hardcover, 256 pages
Published 1987 by HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
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A biography of her great, great, great grandfather and grandmother by the daughter of Winston Churchill. As Soames rightly noted in introducing her subjects, “This book is about unimportant people.” Nevertheless, the author created an interesting sketch of her ancestors and of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century milieu in which they lived. Aficionados of Churchill family history will note characteristics and enthusiasms of the fifth Duke of Marlborough (1766-1840)—such as musical ab...more
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