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A Passion for Government: The Life of Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough

Frances Harris

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202240
eISBN:
9780191675232
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202240.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough, was a woman with a ‘passion for government:’ a compulsion to wield power not only in her own family but in public affairs as well. She was the favourite of Queen Anne, ... More


Poetic warfare 1702–1714

Abigail Williams

in Poetry and the Creation of a Whig Literary Culture 1681-1714

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199255207
eISBN:
9780191719837
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199255207.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter begins by exploring Whig perspectives on the Revolution a decade after 1688. By the end of the 1690s, it was possible to write simultaneously of the Revolution as a return to earlier ... More


The Untold Story: The Mediated Female Ghost in England’s Blenheim Palace and Baton Rouge’s Old State Capitol

Robin Roberts

in Subversive Spirits: The Female Ghost in British and American Popular Culture

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496815569
eISBN:
9781496815606
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496815569.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

A multi-media exhibit entitled The Untold Story in the World Heritage site Blenheim Palace uses new media not to emphasize great public triumphs, but instead to reveal private family relationships. ... More


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