Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough

Standard Name: Marlborough, Sarah Churchill,,, Duchess of
Used Form: Queen Zarah
Used Form: Sarah Jennings, (later Duchess of Marlborough)


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Dedications Elizabeth Cooper
EC called this book the first publick Tryal of my Muse.
Cooper, Elizabeth. The Rival Widows. T. Woodward.
It was printed the same year (by Samuel Richardson ) with a dedication to Sarah Duchess of Marlborough . Though Christiana Horton played...
Dedications Eliza Haywood
EH dedicated to Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough , a major critique, with her name, of Sir Robert Walpole 's Prime Ministership: the satirical fiction Adventures of Eovaai, Princess of Ijaveo.
Spedding, Patrick. A Bibliography of Eliza Haywood. Pickering and Chatto.
Whicher, George Frisbie. The Life and Romances of Mrs. Eliza Haywood. Columbia University Press.
Haywood, Eliza. “Introduction”. Adventures of Eovaai, edited by Earla Wilputte, Broadview, pp. 7-40.
Family and Intimate relationships William Congreve
Congreve's daughter therefore grew up with the name and identity of Mary Godolphin , from her supposed and legal father. (Henrietta's title, held in her own right of descent from her famous father, was not...
Family and Intimate relationships Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire
Georgiana Spencer married (in the parish church at Wimbledon near London, on her seventeenth birthday) the Duke of Devonshire .
The Complete Peerage gives the date as 5 June. Wimbledon Park (since destroyed) was one...
Family and Intimate relationships Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire
Through her father, Georgiana was a great-great-granddaughter of Sarah Duchess of Marlborough .
Friends, Associates Anne Killigrew
Evidence about AK 's friends and contacts is sketchy, but she presumably knew well her fellow maids of honour Anne Kingsmill and Sarah Jennings , who later became, respectively, a distinguished poet and a powerful...
Friends, Associates Elizabeth Burnet
EB 's friendship with Sarah Churchill, later Duchess of Marlborough (like that with her future husband, Gilbert Burnet , and his second wife, Mary ), dated back to the years when they were all in...
Friends, Associates Mary, Countess Cowper
MCC made some good friends at Court. She was particularly fond of Charlotte Clayton (later Lady Sundon) . Her close relationship with Penelope Schutz (née Madan) became a liability when Penelope fell out of favour...
Friends, Associates Lady Mary Wortley Montagu
She now sought the friendship of those in political power, like James Craggs , Charlotte Clayton , and members of the royal family. But she was closest to outsiders like Lady Stafford (an almost certainly...
Intertextuality and Influence Susan Smythies
The novel offers in passing an amusing catalogue of an old-fashioned library, whose first items are heroic romances like Ibraham; Cassandra; Cleopatra [by Madeleine de Scudéry and Gauthier de La Calprenède ]. Several...
Literary responses Delarivier Manley
A series of various keys attached to later editions fed curiosity about the originals of DM 's portraits, without actually giving very much away.
Manley, Delarivier. “Introduction”. New Atalantis, edited by Ros Ballaster, Pickering and Chatto, p. v - xxviii.
Her work can claim some credit for the collapse of...
Literary Setting Mary Boyle
MB here recounts the story, set during the final days of James II 's reign, of Mary Savile, a fictional maid of honour toMary of Modena , James's wife (whose actual maids of honour...
Occupation Anne Killigrew
She became, along with Anne Kingsmill (later Anne Finch) and Sarah Jennings (later Duchess of Marlborough) , a Maid of Honour to Mary of Modena (then Duchess of York).
Greer, Germaine et al., editors. Kissing the Rod. Virago.
politics Lady Rachel Russell
Always attentive to the undercurrents of political behaviour (she reported the demeanour of Elizabeth Cellier in the pillory in a tone that sounds sympathetic although they were on different sides of the party divide), LRR
Reception Mary Jones
In this month MJ 's ballad was set to music by a Mr Howard (probably Samuel Howard ).
Gentleman’s Magazine. Various publishers.
(1742) 12: 101
Jones was delighted at this chance publication and equally gleeful when the ballad was...


13 August 1704: Marlborough and Prince Eugene wiped out the...

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13 August 1704

Marlborough and Prince Eugene wiped out the French army at Blenheim in Bavaria.

2 April 1705: Bernard Mandeville published The Grumbling...

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2 April 1705

Bernard Mandeville published The Grumbling Hive (later expanded as The Fable of the Bees).

9 June 1705 : John Vanbrugh was officially appointed architect,...

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9 June 1705

John Vanbrugh was officially appointed architect, with the assistance of Nicholas Hawksmoor , to build Blenheim Palace at Woodstock in Oxfordshire as a national thank-offering to the Duke of Marlborough .

3 April 1708: Arthur Maynwaring mentioned to Sarah, Duchess...

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3 April 1708

Arthur Maynwaring mentioned to Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough , having used a letter from her as the basis for his Advice to the Electors of Great Britain.

5 October 1710: A Whig periodical entitled the Medley was...

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5 October 1710

A Whig periodical entitled the Medley was launched to combat the Tory Examiner; it was probably the work of Arthur Maynwaring and possibly of Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough .

18 January 1711: Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough, brought her...

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18 January 1711

Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough , brought her trial of wills with Queen Anne to an end by indignantly returning her key of office.

August 1720: South Sea shares reached £1,000, having stood...

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August 1720

South Sea shares reached £1,000, having stood at £100 in January.

By 6 April 1742: An Account of the Conduct of Sarah Duchess...

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By 6 April 1742

An Account of the Conduct of Sarah Duchess of Marlborough, a politicalapologia and attack on her enemies composed by her over almost forty years with various helpers, appeared a few weeks after Prime Minister...


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