The Resource Marlborough : his life and times, Winston S. Churchill ; abridged and with an introd. by Henry Steele Commager

Marlborough : his life and times, Winston S. Churchill ; abridged and with an introd. by Henry Steele Commager

Label
Marlborough : his life and times
Title
Marlborough
Title remainder
his life and times
Statement of responsibility
Winston S. Churchill ; abridged and with an introd. by Henry Steele Commager
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough, Prince of Mindelheim, KG, PC (pron.: /mrlbr/, often /m?lbr/; 26 May 1650 ? 16 June 1722 O.S), was an English soldier and statesman whose career spanned the reigns of five monarchs. Rising from a lowly page at the court of the House of Stuart, he served James, Duke of York, through the 1670s and early 1680s, earning military and political advancement through his courage and diplomatic skill. Churchill's role in defeating the Monmouth Rebellion in 1685 helped secure James on the throne, yet just three years later he abandoned his Catholic patron for the Protestant Dutchman, William of Orange. Honoured for his services at William's coronation with the earldom of Marlborough, he served with further distinction in the early years of the Nine Years' War, but persistent charges of Jacobitism brought about his fall from office and temporary imprisonment in the Tower. It was not until the accession of Queen Anne in 1702 that Marlborough reached the zenith of his powers and secured his fame and fortune."--Wikipedia
  • "Of the many biographies of Marlborough, two deserve special mention: Sir Winston Churchill, in Marlborough: His Life and Times (4 vols., 1933-1938; abridged in one volume, by Henry Steele Commager, 1970), is intent on vindicating his ancestor from Thomas Babington Macaulay's aspersions, and the work is full of special pleading; it prints little not already found in Coxe, but it has some splendid battle pieces."--biography.yourdictionary.com
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1874-1965
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Churchill, Winston
Dewey number
  • 942.06/9/0924
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
no index present
LC call number
DA462.M3
LC item number
C45 1968
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1902-1998
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Commager, Henry Steele
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Marlborough, John Churchill
  • Great Britain
Label
Marlborough : his life and times, Winston S. Churchill ; abridged and with an introd. by Henry Steele Commager
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 927-931)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
v. 1: Introduction -- Ashe house -- The jovial times -- Barbara -- The Europe of Charles II -- Arms -- Sarah -- Marriage -- The unseen rift -- The princess Anne -- Sedgemoor -- Plot and counter-plot -- The Protestant wind -- The revolution -- Marlborough and William -- The personal cleavage -- The Jacobite illusion -- The family quarrel -- The tower -- The Fenwick trial -- Avarice and charm -- Peace and reconciliation -- Marlborough in politics -- The Spanish succession -- The grand alliance -- v. 2: -- The sunshine day -- The republic of the dykes -- Queen Anne's first government -- The Tory ferment -- The structure of the war -- The Heaths of Peer -- The fortress of the Meuse -- The occasional conformity bill -- "The great design" -- "Victorious without slaughter" -- The queen's commands -- The genesis of Blenheim -- Trepanning an army -- The march to the Danube -- Marlborough and Eugene -- The storm of the Schellenberg -- The devastation of Bavaria -- Marshal Tallard -- The battle of Blenheim -- The consequences of victory -- The conquering hero -- The Margrave's toe -- The lines of Brabant -- The unfought Waterloo -- The mortified adventurer -- v. 3: -- The Whig approach -- The war in Spain -- The tottering alliance -- Fortune's gift -- The battle of Ramillies -- The conquest of Belgium -- The reverse of the medal -- Marlborough and Charles XII -- Almanza and Stollhofen -- Toulon -- Marlborough in Trammels -- Eugene comes north -- The surprise of Ghent and Bruges -- The battle of Oudenarde -- The morrow of success -- The thwarted invasion -- The siege of Lille -- Wynendael -- The winter struggle -- Culmination -- v. 4: -- "OO" -- The great frost -- The fatal article -- The lost peace -- Darker war -- Tournai -- The investment of Mons -- The battle of Malplaquet -- The ebb-tide -- The queen's revenge -- The ninth campaign -- Sunderland's dismissal -- The fall of Godolphin -- Dissolution -- The new regime -- The death of the emperor -- Ne plus ultra -- Bouchain -- Hanover intervenes -- The political climax -- The visit of Prince Eugene -- The peculation charge -- The restraining orders -- Exile -- Utrecht and the succession -- The death of the queen -- Marlborough in the new reign -- At Blenheim Palace
Control code
ocm00437190
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxxiii, 983 pages
Lccn
68012353
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)00437190
Label
Marlborough : his life and times, Winston S. Churchill ; abridged and with an introd. by Henry Steele Commager
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 927-931)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
v. 1: Introduction -- Ashe house -- The jovial times -- Barbara -- The Europe of Charles II -- Arms -- Sarah -- Marriage -- The unseen rift -- The princess Anne -- Sedgemoor -- Plot and counter-plot -- The Protestant wind -- The revolution -- Marlborough and William -- The personal cleavage -- The Jacobite illusion -- The family quarrel -- The tower -- The Fenwick trial -- Avarice and charm -- Peace and reconciliation -- Marlborough in politics -- The Spanish succession -- The grand alliance -- v. 2: -- The sunshine day -- The republic of the dykes -- Queen Anne's first government -- The Tory ferment -- The structure of the war -- The Heaths of Peer -- The fortress of the Meuse -- The occasional conformity bill -- "The great design" -- "Victorious without slaughter" -- The queen's commands -- The genesis of Blenheim -- Trepanning an army -- The march to the Danube -- Marlborough and Eugene -- The storm of the Schellenberg -- The devastation of Bavaria -- Marshal Tallard -- The battle of Blenheim -- The consequences of victory -- The conquering hero -- The Margrave's toe -- The lines of Brabant -- The unfought Waterloo -- The mortified adventurer -- v. 3: -- The Whig approach -- The war in Spain -- The tottering alliance -- Fortune's gift -- The battle of Ramillies -- The conquest of Belgium -- The reverse of the medal -- Marlborough and Charles XII -- Almanza and Stollhofen -- Toulon -- Marlborough in Trammels -- Eugene comes north -- The surprise of Ghent and Bruges -- The battle of Oudenarde -- The morrow of success -- The thwarted invasion -- The siege of Lille -- Wynendael -- The winter struggle -- Culmination -- v. 4: -- "OO" -- The great frost -- The fatal article -- The lost peace -- Darker war -- Tournai -- The investment of Mons -- The battle of Malplaquet -- The ebb-tide -- The queen's revenge -- The ninth campaign -- Sunderland's dismissal -- The fall of Godolphin -- Dissolution -- The new regime -- The death of the emperor -- Ne plus ultra -- Bouchain -- Hanover intervenes -- The political climax -- The visit of Prince Eugene -- The peculation charge -- The restraining orders -- Exile -- Utrecht and the succession -- The death of the queen -- Marlborough in the new reign -- At Blenheim Palace
Control code
ocm00437190
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxxiii, 983 pages
Lccn
68012353
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)00437190

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