A new and updated edition of Ophelia Field's acclaimed biography of Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough (1660-1774), published to coincide with the major motion picture starring Rachel Weisz.
'An incredible story crackling with royal passion, envy, ambition and betrayal ... Field's account of the psychological power play between Queen Anne and her confidante is surely definitive. A tour de force' Lucy Worsley
Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough, was as glamorous as she was controversial. Politically influential and independently powerful, she was an intimate, and then a blackmailer, of Queen Anne, accusing her of keeping lesbian favourites - including Sarah's own cousin Abigail Masham.
Ophelia Field's masterly biography brings Sarah Churchill's own voice, passionate and intelligent, back to life. Here is an unforgettable portrait of a woman who cared intensely about how we would remember her.
A lively and provocative biography of a fascinating woman, which is crafted with style and vivacity ... It will appeal to both scholars and the general reading public alike
A masterly biography which brilliantly captures the power and passion of its subject. This is an exemplary study of an extraordinary woman