Marlborough as Military Commander

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This is a detailed analysis of the Duke of Marlborough as a commander—informed, dispassionate, and erudite, set in the context of the military realities of the 18th century. It offers a description and analysis of Marlborough's qualities; details the battle of Sedgemoor, Marlborough's first engagement in which he played a leading role; examines the Art of War in early 18th century warfare; and explores Continental campaigns such as Donauworth, Hochstadt, Blenheim, Ramillies, Oudenarde, and Malplaquet.