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The Resource Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough : the queen's favourite, Ophelia Field

Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough : the queen's favourite, Ophelia Field

Label
Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough : the queen's favourite
Title
Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough
Title remainder
the queen's favourite
Statement of responsibility
Ophelia Field
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • This volume is a biography of Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough (1660-1744). Churchill rose to be one of the most influential women of her time through her close friendship with Queen Anne of Great Britain. Sarah's friendship and influence with Princess Anne was widely known, and leading public figures often turned their attentions to her in the hope that she would influence Anne to comply with requests. As a result, by the time Anne became queen, Sarah's knowledge of government, and intimacy with the Queen, had made her a powerful friend and a dangerous enemy. Churchill was a compulsive and compelling writer, narrating the major events of her day, with herself often at center stage. This biography brings her own voice, passionate and intelligent, back to life, and casts a critical eye over images of the Duchess handed down through art, history, and literature
  • "Tied to Queen Anne by an intimate friendship, Sarah hoped to wield power equal to that of a government minister. When their relationship soured, she blackmailed Anne with letters revealing their intimacy, and accused her of perverting the course of national affairs by keeping lesbian favourites. Her spectacular arguments with the Queen, with the architects and workmen at Blenheim Palace, and with her own family made Sarah famous for her temper. Attacked for traits that might have been applauded in a man, Sarah was also capable of inspiring intense love and loyalty, deeply committed to her principles and to living what she believed to be a virtuous life"--Publisher's description
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Field, Ophelia
Dewey number
  • 941.06/9/092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DA462.M4
LC item number
F38 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Marlborough, Sarah Jennings Churchill
  • Anne
  • Blenheim Palace (England)
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Favorites, Royal
  • Nobility
Label
Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough : the queen's favourite, Ophelia Field
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 526-540) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Miss Jennings -- 'Flames of extravagant passion' -- The cockpit circle -- The glass ceiling -- 'Driving the nail' -- 'Raised from the dust' -- 'Noise of the town' -- The good hater -- Banished -- 'A kind of author' -- Dowager -- A dozen heirs -- 'A flight for fame' -- Afterlife
Control code
ocm51937092
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
xiv, 560 pages
Isbn
9780312314668
Lccn
2003046543
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)51937092
Label
Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough : the queen's favourite, Ophelia Field
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 526-540) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Miss Jennings -- 'Flames of extravagant passion' -- The cockpit circle -- The glass ceiling -- 'Driving the nail' -- 'Raised from the dust' -- 'Noise of the town' -- The good hater -- Banished -- 'A kind of author' -- Dowager -- A dozen heirs -- 'A flight for fame' -- Afterlife
Control code
ocm51937092
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
xiv, 560 pages
Isbn
9780312314668
Lccn
2003046543
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)51937092

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