First Duke of Marlborough
By ANDREW ROBERTS
Churchill told the story of his ancestor in beautiful Augustan Age prose, but also discovered new sources and corrected earlier historians’ errors. Mastering foreign language documents, he produced an outstanding work of history as well as literature, one that appealed to an academic as well as to a popular audience. All this came from someone whose father had said: “He has little [claim] to cleverness, to knowledge or any capacity for settled work.”
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By JOHN FLEET
"In a cinematic sense Churchill and Korda imparted an idea of Britain, and by extension the Western world. In gratitude, I hope their legacy will endure."
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