The third installment in Winston Churchill’s sweeping four-part biography of the life of John Churchill, Duke of Marlborough, this volume recounts the duke’s military successes—in the Glorious Revolution of 1688, the suppression of the Duke of Monmouth’s rebellion, and in the War of the Spanish Succession—in thrilling detail.
This is the third volume in a four-part series detailing the life of John Churchill, the Duke of Marlborough. Marlborough was an accomplished military leader who never lost a battle. Churchill’s sweeping biography recounts his military successes in thrilling detail—including Marlborough’s support of William of Orange in the Glorious Revolution of 1688, his crucial role in the suppression of the Duke of Monmouth’s rebellion, and his success in negotiating England’s diplomatic position in the War of the Spanish Succession.With characteristic flair, Winston Churchill brings his ancestor’s campaigns, intrigues, and personal relationships to life—and restores him to a prominent place in English history.
Winston S. Churchill
Sir Winston S. Churchill was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1953 "for his mastery of historical and biographical description as well as for brilliant oratory in defending exalted human values."
Over a 64-year span, Churchill published over 40 books, many multi-volume definitive accounts of historical events to which he was a witness and participant. All are beautifully written and as accessible and relevant today as when first published.
During his fifty-year political career, Churchill served twice as Prime Minister in addition to other prominent positions—including President of the Board of Trade, First Lord of the Admiralty, Chancellor of the Exchequer, and Home Secretary. In the 1930s, Churchill was one of the first to recognize the danger of the rising Nazi power in Germany and to campaign for rearmament in Britain. His leadership and inspired broadcasts and speeches during World War II helped strengthen British resistance to Adolf Hitler—and played an important part in the Allies’ eventual triumph.
One of the most inspiring wartime leaders of modern history, Churchill was also an orator, a historian, a journalist, and an artist. All of these aspects of Churchill are fully represented in this collection of his works.