This absorbing 1915 biography, written in a brisk conversational style, was penned by the influential English poet as he contemplated enlisting in the Great War. Thomas covers the life and times of John Churchill, the First Duke of Malrborough (1650-1722), whose career spanned five monarchs, and who fell from grace during the political battles of Tory versus Whig.
About the Author
Philip Edward Thomas (1878-1917) was born in London to a Welsh family. Considered one of Britain’s finest poets, he enlisted in the Artists’ Rifles to fight the Great War, and died as a result of combat injuries suffered in France. His poems, almost all produced during the war, were collected in 1920. He was also a prolific book critic and nature writer.