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Published: 06 September 2017

432 Pages | 110 illus.

9.2 x 6.0 inches

ISBN: 9780198802440

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The General in Winter

The Marlborough-Godolphin Friendship and the Reign of Anne

Frances Harris

  • An account of "the glories of the Age of Anne", by which England and Scotland were united and Britain was established as a European and a global power
  • Shows these events as the achievement of two men above all: Queen Anne's captain-general, John Churchill, the first Duke of Marlborough, and her Lord Treasurer, Sidney, first Earl of Godolphin
  • Combines this historical narrative with the rich tale of love and friendship between these men and Marlborough's wife Sarah
  • Tells a story of great human interest which throws a new light on a formative period of British and European history
  • Offers a holistic account of relevance to a wide range of historical specialists (political, cultural, military, European, gender historians)