Life of John Churchill, Duke of Marlborough

Louise CREIGHTON (1850 - 1936)

John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough (1650-1722), was the oldest surviving son of Sir Winston Churchill, an impoverished country gentleman. After the restoration of Charles II, John's sister, Arabella, became the mistress of the King's brother, James, Duke of York. The family fortunes were made and Churchill's military career launched. In the winter of 1677-78, Churchill married Sarah Jennings, the intimate friend of the future Queen Anne. Ruthlessly changing sides during the Glorious Revolution, he deserted his patron James and joined the army of William of Orange. Marlborough's brilliant generalship in the War of the Spanish Succession destroyed the myth of French military invincibility and won him the adoration of the British people. But Marlborough fell from power when his wife's relationship with Queen Anne ended rancorously and when the peace-loving Tories ousted his wartime supporters, the Whigs. - Summary by Pamela Nagami, M.D.

Genre(s): War & Military, Biography & Autobiography, Political Science

Language: English

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Play 01 Ch. 1: Churchill's Early Years, Pt. 1 Pamela Nagami
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Play 02 Ch. 1: Churchill's Early Years, Pt. 2 Pamela Nagami
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Play 03 Ch. 2: James II, Pt. 1 Pamela Nagami
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Play 04 Ch. 2: James II, Pt. 2 Pamela Nagami
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Play 05 Ch. 3: The Revolution Pamela Nagami
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Play 06 Ch. 4: William and Mary, Pt. 1 Pamela Nagami
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Play 07 Ch. 4: William and Mary, Pt. 2 Pamela Nagami
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Play 08 Ch. 4: William and Mary, Pt. 3 Pamela Nagami
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Play 09 Ch. 5: The Spanish Succession, Pt. 1 Pamela Nagami
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Play 10 Ch. 5: The Spanish Succession, Pt. 2 Pamela Nagami
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Play 11 Ch. 6: The First Years of the War, Pt. 1 Pamela Nagami
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Play 12 Ch. 6: The First Years of the War, Pt. 2 Pamela Nagami
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Play 13 Ch. 7: Blenheim, Pt. 1 Pamela Nagami
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Play 14 Ch. 7: Blenheim, Pt. 2 Pamela Nagami
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Play 15 Ch. 7: Blenheim, Pt. 3 Pamela Nagami
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Play 16 Ch. 8: Campaign of 1705, Pt. 1 Pamela Nagami
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Play 17 Ch. 8: Campaign of 1705, Pt. 2 Pamela Nagami
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Play 18 Ch. 9: Ramillies, Pt. 1 Pamela Nagami
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Play 19 Ch. 9: Ramillies, Pt. 2 Pamela Nagami
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Play 20 Ch. 10: Political Parties in England, Pt. 1 Pamela Nagami
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Play 21 Ch. 10: Political Parties in England, Pt. 2 Pamela Nagami
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Play 22 Ch. 11: A Year of Disappointment, Pt. 1 Pamela Nagami
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Play 23 Ch. 11: A Year of Disappointment, Pt. 2 Pamela Nagami
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Play 24 Ch. 12: Oudenarde, Pt. 1 Pamela Nagami
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Play 25 Ch. 12: Oudenarde, Pt. 2 Pamela Nagami
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Play 26 Ch. 12: Oudenarde, Pt. 3 Pamela Nagami
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Play 27 Ch. 13: Malplaquet, Pt. 1 Pamela Nagami
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Play 28 Ch. 13: Malplaquet, Pt. 2 Pamela Nagami
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Play 29 Ch. 13: Malplaquet, Pt. 3 Pamela Nagami
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Play 30 Ch. 14: The Trial of Sacheverell, Pt. 1 Pamela Nagami
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Play 31 Ch. 14: The Trial of Sacheverell, Pt. 2 Pamela Nagami
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Play 32 Ch. 15: The Fall of the Whigs, Pt. 1 Pamela Nagami
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Play 33 Ch. 15: The Fall of the Whigs, Pt. 2 Pamela Nagami
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Play 34 Ch. 16: Peace Negotiations, Pt. 1 Pamela Nagami
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Play 35 Ch. 16: Peace Negotiations, Pt. 2 Pamela Nagami
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Play 36 Ch. 17: The Fall of Marlborough, Pt. 1 Pamela Nagami
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Play 37 Ch. 17: The Fall of Marlborough, Pt. 2 Pamela Nagami
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Play 38 Ch. 18: Last Years of Marlborough, Pt. 1 Pamela Nagami
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Play 39 Ch. 18: Last Years of Marlborough, Pt. 2 Pamela Nagami
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