The Churchills: An Intimate History Of A Family From The Duke Of Marlborough To Winston Churchill

Author: Mary S. Lovell
Homepage 9781408702475

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  • : February 2011
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Description

'There never was a Churchill from John of Marlborough down who had either morals or principles', so said Gladstone. From the First Duke of Marlborough - soldier of genius, restless empire-builder and cuckolder of Charles II - onwards, the Churchills have been politicians, gamblers and profligates, heroes and womanisers. The Churchills is a richly layered portrait of an extraordinary set of men and women - grandly ambitious, regularly impecunious, impulsive, arrogant and brave. And towering above the Churchill clan is the figure of Winston - his failures and his triumphs shown in a new and revealing context - ultimately our 'greatest Briton'.

Author description

Mary Lovell is a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. She is the author of seven previous biographies, including the bestselling The Mitford Girls.