mon11nov6:30 pmYG Talk: Sarah Churchill, Duchess of MarlboroughLecture by Ophelia Field6:30 pm The Georgian Group, 6 Fitzroy Square, FitzroviaBook now

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This lecture will explore the life of Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough. Close confidante to Queen Anne, she was an influential and powerful figure at Court, both glamorous and controversial. Her spectacular arguments with the Queen, the architects and workmen at Blenheim Palace and her own family made her infamous for her temper. Sarah hoped to wield power equal to that of a government minister and when her relationship with the Queen soured she blackmailed Anne with the threat of revealing secrets which, if known, would have been greatly damaging. This lecture will bring to life the fascinating life of a complex character.

Ophelia Field is an author who has written for The Sunday TelegraphThe GuardianThe Times Literary SupplementThe Literary Review and others. Her book on Sarah Churchill, The Favourite, was published in 2002 and in 2008 she published a book on the Kit Kat Club. She currently teaches MA Biography at the University of Buckingham.

Doors open 6.15pm, talk starts 6.30pm (inc. wine). All welcome

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The Georgian Group

6 Fitzroy Square, Fitzrovia

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