Life of John Churchill, Duke of Marlborough


Read by Pamela Nagami

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John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough (1650-1722), was the oldest surviving son of Sir Winston Churchill, an impoverished country gentleman. After the restoration of Charles II, John's sister, Arabella, became the mistress of the King's brother, James, Duke of York. The family fortunes were made and Churchill's military career launched. In the winter of 1677-78, Churchill married Sarah Jennings, the intimate friend of the future Queen Anne. Ruthlessly changing sides during the Glorious Revolution, he deserted his patron James and joined the army of William of Orange. Marlborough's brilliant generalship in the War of the Spanish Succession destroyed the myth of French military invincibility and won him the adoration of the British people. But Marlborough fell from power when his wife's relationship with Queen Anne ended rancorously and when the peace-loving Tories ousted his wartime supporters, the Whigs. - Summary by Pamela Nagami, M.D. (8 hr 46 min)

Chapters

Ch. 1: Churchill's Early Years, Pt. 1 17:26 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 1: Churchill's Early Years, Pt. 2 18:01 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 2: James II, Pt. 1 11:04 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 2: James II, Pt. 2 10:27 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 3: The Revolution 15:59 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 4: William and Mary, Pt. 1 13:18 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 4: William and Mary, Pt. 2 15:37 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 4: William and Mary, Pt. 3 12:25 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 5: The Spanish Succession, Pt. 1 11:19 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 5: The Spanish Succession, Pt. 2 14:43 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 6: The First Years of the War, Pt. 1 11:11 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 6: The First Years of the War, Pt. 2 9:34 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 7: Blenheim, Pt. 1 13:03 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 7: Blenheim, Pt. 2 12:43 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 7: Blenheim, Pt. 3 9:26 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 8: Campaign of 1705, Pt. 1 13:13 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 8: Campaign of 1705, Pt. 2 14:49 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 9: Ramillies, Pt. 1 14:17 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 9: Ramillies, Pt. 2 11:57 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 10: Political Parties in England, Pt. 1 14:03 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 10: Political Parties in England, Pt. 2 21:42 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 11: A Year of Disappointment, Pt. 1 13:10 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 11: A Year of Disappointment, Pt. 2 8:49 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 12: Oudenarde, Pt. 1 12:37 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 12: Oudenarde, Pt. 2 8:55 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 12: Oudenarde, Pt. 3 13:07 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 13: Malplaquet, Pt. 1 11:44 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 13: Malplaquet, Pt. 2 13:04 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 13: Malplaquet, Pt. 3 15:07 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 14: The Trial of Sacheverell, Pt. 1 14:50 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 14: The Trial of Sacheverell, Pt. 2 10:09 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 15: The Fall of the Whigs, Pt. 1 13:16 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 15: The Fall of the Whigs, Pt. 2 17:26 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 16: Peace Negotiations, Pt. 1 16:36 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 16: Peace Negotiations, Pt. 2 11:26 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 17: The Fall of Marlborough, Pt. 1 16:50 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 17: The Fall of Marlborough, Pt. 2 10:45 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 18: Last Years of Marlborough, Pt. 1 13:24 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 18: Last Years of Marlborough, Pt. 2 18:41 Read by Pamela Nagami