Marlborough: The Hero of Blenheim

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John Churchill was born in 1650, the son of a defeated Cavalier captain, in a household which had been ravaged and rendered almost destitute by the English Civil War. Yet by the time of his death in 1722 he was among the richest men in the country, with a dukedom, a palace and a principality to call his own. His rise to power came through a combination of good luck, astute political manoeuvring, and a brilliance on the battlefield that made him easily the most successful general of his time. In this concise biography of the ...

Marlborough: The Hero of Blenheim 2005, George Weidenfeld & Nicholson, London, England

ISBN-13: 9780297846864

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