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The Profligate Duke: George Spencer Churchill, Fifth Duke of Marlborough, and His Duchess

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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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Mary Soames, Baroness Soames, LG, DBE, FRSL was the youngest of the five children of Winston Churchill and his wife, Clementine. She was the wife of Christopher Soames.

Mary Spencer-Churchill was raised at Chartwell and educated at the Manor House at Limpsfield. She worked for the Red Cross and the Women's Voluntary Service from 1939 to 1941, and joined the Auxiliary Territorial Service in 1941 wit
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