[E–pub] Marlborough England's Fragile Genius BY Richard Holmes

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review ☆ Marlborough England's Fragile Genius Flers was rewarded by Louis XIV for only losing moderatelyA coalition manager long before the phrase was invented he commanded a huge polyglot army with centrifugal political tendencies and bending it to his will by sheer force of personalityHe was also a politician on the domestic stage intimate with two monarchs James II and ueen Anne and the prop of successive cabinets He had extraordinary strength and durability His family connections wove him into the fabric of Europe his sister Arabella was James II’s mistress and their son James Duke of Berwick was one of Louis XIV’s most successful commanders Although the Marlboroughs lost their only son Jack to smallpox both their daughters married Whig grandees and their descendants include Sir Wins. For citizens of the 21st Century the landscape of military titans likely stretches back only so far as the First World War w

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review ☆ Marlborough England's Fragile Genius Best selling military historian Richard Holmes delivers an expertly written and exhilarating account of the life of John Churchill Duke of Marlborough Britain's finest soldier who rose from genteel poverty to lead his country to glory cementing its position as a major player on the European stage and saviour of the Holy Roman EmpireJohn Churchill is by any reasonable analysis Britain’s greatest ever soldier He mastered strategy tactics and logistics His big four battles – Blenheim which saved the Holy Roman Empire Ramilies Oudenarde and Malplauet – were events at the very centre of the European stage He captured Lille France’s second city overran Bavaria and beat a succession of French marshals so badly that one the suat and energetic Bof. A thorough assessment beautifully balanced between the military political

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review ☆ Marlborough England's Fragile Genius Ton Churchill and Earl SpencerYet John Churchill was also deeply controversial He accepted a pension from one of Charles II’s mistresses for services vigorously rendered He owed his rise and his peerage to James II yet determined to be on the winning side he deserted him in his hour of need in 1688 He maintained regular correspondence with the Jacobites while serving William and Mary and with the French while fighting Louis XIV He made money on a prodigious scale but was notoriously tight fisted long regretting an annuity given to a secretary whose uick wittedness saved him from capture But in the age when commissions were bought and sold and commanders often owed their position to the hue of their blood he never lost his soldiers’ confidence. A solid easily readable account and as you would expect comprehensive on the military side


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    [E–pub] Marlborough England's Fragile Genius BY Richard Holmes When I was in high school I had a framed postcard from Blenheim on my bedroom wall It was a painting of the Duke of Marlborough looking bad ass to my admittedly somewhat peculiar sensibilities in breastplate and periwig My

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    Read & Download » eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB µ Richard Holmes [E–pub] Marlborough England's Fragile Genius BY Richard Holmes Richard Holmes µ 7 review A thorough assessment beautifully balanced between the military political

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    [E–pub] Marlborough England's Fragile Genius BY Richard Holmes Read & Download » eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB µ Richard Holmes Richard Holmes µ 7 review This book ends with the comment of Marlborough's opponent Bolingbroke that the late duke had been such a great man that Bolingbroke preferred to forget his flaws That seems to sum up Holmes' attitude as well While his biogr

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    [E–pub] Marlborough England's Fragile Genius BY Richard Holmes Richard Holmes µ 7 review For citizens of the 21st Century the landscape of military titans likely stretches back only so far as the First World War with perhaps a faint wisp of the glory achieved by Napoleon and Wellington in the 19th Century Marlborough lodged at the hinge period between the 17th and 18th Century may be lost to many readers particularly Americans However the Duke of Marlborough's exploits as a military commander allia

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    [E–pub] Marlborough England's Fragile Genius BY Richard Holmes Because of the subject Holmes was reuired to obviously include much of the politics of the day My only criticism is the title IMO it should readFlawed instead of Fragile

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    [E–pub] Marlborough England's Fragile Genius BY Richard Holmes I felt this book meandering and unfocused It's not an easy read for me

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    [E–pub] Marlborough England's Fragile Genius BY Richard Holmes Read & Download » eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB µ Richard Holmes A solid easily readable account and as you would expect comprehensive on the military side

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    Read & Download » eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB µ Richard Holmes Richard Holmes µ 7 review [E–pub] Marlborough England's Fragile Genius BY Richard Holmes A good and readable account of the life and military career of John Churchill the first Duke of Marlborough Not surprisingly for a military historian Holmes is better at describing military actions military life and the institutional political and administrative contexts for these than he is at presenting the personal aspects of his subject's life You won't come away from this book with a terribly strong sense of who Marlborough was as a m

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    [E–pub] Marlborough England's Fragile Genius BY Richard Holmes I felt I should have enjoyed this book much than I did Holmes recognises Marlborough's significance as a field commander and political figure but delineates the former in such crushing detail that it's almost impos

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    Read & Download » eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB µ Richard Holmes Richard Holmes µ 7 review [E–pub] Marlborough England's Fragile Genius BY Richard Holmes A thorough and clearly well researched biography of Britain's greatest general which also sets his life very well in its wider context A fun fast paced read it is not Given there is very little choice among modern biographies of Marlborough it is the one to read if you want to understand his importance in European history

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  • Hardcover
  • 564
  • Marlborough England's Fragile Genius
  • Richard Holmes
  • English
  • 23 October 2020
  • 9780007225712