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The Churchills - In Love and War

Mary S. Lovell

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The first Duke of Marlborough (1650-1722) was a soldier of such genius that a lavish palace, Blenheim, was built to honor his triumphs. Succeeding generations of Churchills sometimes achieved distinction but also included profligates and womanizers, and were saddled with the ruinous upkeep of Blenheim. The family fortunes were revived in the nineteenth century by the huge dowries of New York society beauties Jennie Jerome (Winston's mother) and Consuelo Vanderbilt (wife to Winston's cousin). Mary S. Lovell brilliantly recounts the triumphant political and military campaigns, the construction of great houses, the domestic tragedies, and the happy marriage of Winston to Clementine Hosier set against the disastrous unions of most of his family, which ended in venereal disease, papal annulment, clinical depression, and adultery. The Churchills were an extraordinary family: ambitious, impecunious, impulsive, brave, and arrogant. Winston-recently voted "The Greatest Briton"-dominates them all. His failures and triumphs are revealed in the context of a poignant and sometimes tragic private life.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Anne Flosnik

Length:

21h 40m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

08:12


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

33:14


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

35:38


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

33:01


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

22:19


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

39:18


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

29:53


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

36:48


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

41:13


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

49:53


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

35:15


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

37:35


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

36:15


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

48:21


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

49:01


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

49:09


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

50:12


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

34:13


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

30:56


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

41:35


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

47:56


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

53:24


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

59:10


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

32:18


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

33:17


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

28:50


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

52:15


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

52:36


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

40:18


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

50:55


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

58:42


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

35:00


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

14:11