She soon wins the trust of Lady Anne of York, a lonely princess who becomes one of her staunchest allies. And though Sarah's beauty stirs the desires of jaded aristocrats, she wants a grander future for herself than that of a pampered mistress. Only one man possesses ambition and passions that match her own: John Churchill, a dashing young military hero.
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He would ask for her hand—and win her heart for a lifetime…. In a letter from herself to my Lord - by Sarah Jennings Churchill Marlborough 12 editions published in in English and held by WorldCat member libraries worldwide. The Duchess of M's creed 2 editions published in in English and held by WorldCat member libraries worldwide. A Letter from the Dutchess of M--rgh in the shades, to the great man by Sarah Jennings Churchill Marlborough Book 25 editions published between and in English and Undetermined and held by WorldCat member libraries worldwide.
A true copy of the last will and testament of Her Grace Sarah, late duchess dowager of Marlborough : with the codicil thereto annexed by Sarah Jennings Churchill Marlborough Book 38 editions published between and in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide. A true and authentick copy of the last will and testament of Her Grace the illustrious Sarah, late Duchess Dowager of Marlborough with the codicil annex'd. To which is prefix'd, some remarks thereon by Sarah Jennings Churchill Marlborough 12 editions published between and in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide.
The opinions of Sarah, duchess-dowager of Marlborough. Published from original mss by Sarah Jennings Churchill Marlborough Book 15 editions published in in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide. An account of the conduct of the Dowager Duchess of Marlborough by Sarah Jennings Churchill Marlborough 7 editions published between and in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide.
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Poems on several occasions by Stephen Duck Book 1 edition published in in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide. Authentick memoirs of the life and conduct of her Grace, Sarah, late Dutchess of Marlborough : containing a genuine narrative of her Grace's conduct, from her first coming to court, to the death of her Royal Mistress Queen Anne, and from the demise of the Queen to Her Grace's death : likewise all her Grace's letters to the Queen, and her Majesty's answers : to which is prefix'd, the last will and testament of her Grace, from a true copy of the original, lodg'd in Doctor's Commons by Sarah Jennings Churchill Marlborough Book 5 editions published in in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide.
Letters : now first published from the original MSS. With an introd by Sarah Jennings Churchill Marlborough 2 editions published in in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide. Through her marriage to John Churchill, a talented soldier who became the first Duke of Marlborough, and her friendship with the future Queen Anne, Sarah occupied an important place in the political power structure of late seventeenth-century England.
However, she could also push too far and I felt that the deterioration of her relationship with Anne was as much Sarah's fault as it was Anne's.
This novel has certainly peaked my interest in this fascinating couple and I would now like to read more about them. I know very little about history, so I really have nothing to say about whether this book is historically accurate or not. For me, that's beside the point.
Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough: Guest Post by Debra Brown
Bad reader, I know, particularly when it's a fictionalized biography of an actual historical figure, but I'm trying to be honest here. So when I started reading this, I knew nothing about Sarah Churchill, which also means I had no preconceived ideas about her. It follows her life from the time she arrives in court as a young girl attending Princess Anne.
She quickly becomes very adept at court life--politics and intrigue and knowing who to cultivate and who to snub, and most importantly, she avoids becoming a casualty of court life--a mistress of the king or some other powerful man. She falls in love with John Churchill, who's very much like her with a similar non-wealthy background and very politically astute.
She holds out for marriage, while he's determined to marry for wealth and have Sarah as a mistress.
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The book tells of her fluctuating political fortunes, tied to those of Princess Anne, and I found it just fascinating, particularly because it doesn't just give a list of events, but the thoughts and emotions motivating them. It also paints a very vivid picture of court life at the time.
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So I've been entertained, and learned a little about British history in the process. And if historical scholars have different interpretations of the personalities and events in the book, I'm sorry, but I just can't bring myself to get too worried about it. Here at Walmart.
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