A new and updated edition of Ophelia Field's acclaimed biography of Sarah Churchill, first Duchess of Marlborough (1660-1744).
'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