Cornet of Horse

Cornet of Horse

A Tale of Marlborough's Wars

by G. A. Henty
Publisher: Robinson Curriculum
Library Binding, 312 pages
List Price: $29.95 Sale Price: $17.97

Historical Setting: Europe, 1701 A. D.

Read about Winston Churchill's famous ancestor, John Churchill, the 1st Duke of Marlborough.

Rupert Holliday, under the reign of Queen Anne, is the son of a widowed mother in Derbyshire and protege of his paternal grandfather, an old Cavalier. Rupert is carefully taught the skills necessary to become one of the finest swordsmen in Europe by his grandfather and a French aristocrat that was forced to flee his native land. The Duke of Marlborough, one of the greatest military geniuses of this time, recognizes the skill in this young man. Winston Churchill was justly proud of his ancestor saying, "he never rode off any field except as a victor."

Go through the famous battles of Blenheim, Ramillies, Oudenarde, and Malplaquet. The War of Spanish Succession was known as Queen Anne's War in the American colonies and continued for about 12 years being fought in Spain, northern Italy, southern Germany, and the Spanish Netherlands.

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