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1660–1688

Frances Harris.

in The General in Winter

July 2017; p ublished online June 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700); Social and Cultural History. 23561 words.

The first chapter traces the friendship of Godolphin and Marlborough from their early years at the Restoration court, through the Exclusion crisis until the Revolution of 1688. Both marry...

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1689–1701

Frances Harris.

in The General in Winter

July 2017; p ublished online June 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700); Social and Cultural History. 22761 words.

The second chapter traces the friendship of Godolphin and Marlborough through the reign of William and Mary. Godolphin gains experience in working with Parliament to finance a major...

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1702–1703

Frances Harris.

in The General in Winter

July 2017; p ublished online June 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700); Social and Cultural History. 13555 words.

The third chapter traces the beginning of the partnership through the first year of Queen Anne’s reign, as Marlborough persuades Godolphin to return to office as Lord Treasurer and his...

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1703–1704

Frances Harris.

in The General in Winter

July 2017; p ublished online June 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700); Social and Cultural History. 11359 words.

The fourth chapter shows the Marlborough-Godolphin partnership challenged by Nottingham for control of grand strategy. The expansion of the war into Portugal, Spain, the Mediterranean, and...

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1704–1705

Frances Harris.

in The General in Winter

July 2017; p ublished online June 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700); Social and Cultural History. 13459 words.

The fifth chapter shows the Marlborough-Godolphin partnership in full operation, as Godolphin aims to defeat the economy of France while Marlborough conquers the French army in the field....

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1705–1706

Frances Harris.

in The General in Winter

July 2017; p ublished online June 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700); Social and Cultural History. 13569 words.

The sixth chapter traces the beginning of the Whig alliance. The Whigs are now prepared to offer constructive help in return for a share of government. This includes furthering the Union...

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1706–1707

Frances Harris.

in The General in Winter

July 2017; p ublished online June 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700); Social and Cultural History. 17183 words.

The seventh chapter describes the annus mirabilis of the Marlborough-Godolphin partnership. With Italy and Spain the priorities, Marlborough is given discretionary instructions to march to...

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1707–1708

Frances Harris.

in The General in Winter

July 2017; p ublished online June 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700); Social and Cultural History. 15384 words.

The eighth chapter describes the lowest point of the Marlborough-Godolphin partnership. The Allied army in Spain is defeated at Almanza, Sarah is supplanted at court by her poor relation...

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1708–1709

Frances Harris.

in The General in Winter

July 2017; p ublished online June 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700); Social and Cultural History. 20286 words.

The ninth chapter describes how the Marlborough-Godolphin partnership continues with an agreed division of labour and again comes in sight of complete success. Marlborough wins a third...

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1709–1710

Frances Harris.

in The General in Winter

July 2017; p ublished online June 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700); Social and Cultural History. 14781 words.

The tenth chapter describes how peace slips from the Allies’ grasp. Louis XIV refuses to join in driving his grandson out of Spain; Marlborough refuses to mediate between the Dutch and the...

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