[ Read ] ➳ The Marlboroughs Author Christopher Hibbert – Survivingtheholocaust.us

The Marlboroughs 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 Beautiful, Gifted, Shrewed And Difficult Sarah, Was Churchill S Wife.

[ Read ] ➳ The Marlboroughs  Author Christopher Hibbert – Survivingtheholocaust.us
  • Paperback
  • 432 pages
  • The Marlboroughs
  • Christopher Hibbert
  • English
  • 19 July 2017
  • 0140284931

    10 thoughts on “[ Read ] ➳ The Marlboroughs Author Christopher Hibbert – Survivingtheholocaust.us


  1. says:

    Excellent telling of the Marlborough story, and how Blenheim Palace came into being We are American expats living in England I am currently addicted to books about the American Heiresses, and any family concerning the great houses of England This is what our little U.S base library had, so this is what I read Not time wasted It enlarges and expands my knowledge of British history and people The Marlboroughs were so human, they could be present day A bossy and emotional wife, migraines, h Excellent telling of the Marlborough s...


  2. says:

    Fairly quick and easy read I think my only complaints are that the book focuses faron John than it does Sarah and that Hibbert relies perhaps a little too heavily on long, chunky quotes from letters and journals and such Though I do app...


  3. says:

    I found this disappointing It was interesting to get the bigger picture of court intrigue and the indications of changing positions However it would have been useful to have some maps to indicate where things were and indeed some ...


  4. says:

    This is an excellent well researched book which provides a detailed and well rounded portrait of two fascinating individuals in the context of the turbulent times through which they lived John Churchill, later the Duke of Marlborough, served a sort of apprenticeship in diplomacy by the accident of being born into a family of vehement Whigs and Tories in order just to get by he learned to charm and mollify some very difficult people, making friends on both sides of any quarrel His wife Sarah, This is an excellent well researched book which provides a detailed and well rounded portrait of two fascinating individuals in the context of the turbulent times through which they lived John Churchill, later the Duke of Marlborough, served a sort of apprenticeship in diplomacy by the accident of being born into a family of vehement Whigs and Tories in order just to get by he learned to charm and mollify some very difficult people, making friends on both sides of any quarrel His wife Sarah, n e Jennings, was inclined to beoutspoken and she made many enemies in her life, including members of her own famil...


  5. says:

    Interesting account Probably a leader who has been overlooked by people because of leaders who followed later Nelson Wellington etc The Churchill connection is fascinating and Diana Spencer ancestor.


  6. says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here I have no idea who is reading ugh this but nope, I just can t take it blurb John Churchill dumped James II when the latter was unceremoniously deposed through the machinations of his daughters Mary and Anne During the joint reign of Mary II and her husband William III John lived to regr...


  7. says:

    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.


  8. says:

    Too much war details for me I would give itrating if I liked all the war detail but I don t I preferon their personal lives I would recommend this book to a history buff.


  9. says:

    More history.


  10. says:

    Brilliant

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