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Bibliography of the Age

General history
Burton, John Hill. History of the Reign of Queen Anne. 3 vols. Blackwood & Sons, 1880
Cruickshanks, Eveline The Glorious Revolution. Palgrave, 2000
Holmes, Geoffrey. Britain After the Glorious Revolution. Palgrave 1969
Miller, John. The Glorious Revolution. Longman, 1997
Ogg, David. England in the Reigns of James II and William III. O.U.P., 1955
Pincus, Steve. England's Glorious Revolution: A Brief History with Documents. Palgrave, 2006
Trevelyan, G. M. England under Queen Anne. 3 vols. Longmans, 1930-34
Vallance, Edward. The Glorious Revolution: 1688 and Britain's Fight for Liberty. Little, Brown, 2006
Wilkinson, Richard. Louis XIV: France and Europe, 1661-1715, Hodder, 2002.

King William III
Bevan, Bryan. King William III: Prince of Orange, the First European. Rubicon, 1997
Claydon, A. M. Wlliam III, Longman, 2002
Troost, Wout. William III, The Stadholder King: A Political Biography. Ashgate, 2005.

Queen Anne
Brown, B. C. Anne Stuart: Queen of England. Bles, 1929
Gregg, Edward. Queen Anne. Yale U. P., 2001

John & Sarah Churchill, Duke & Duchess of Marlborough
Barnett, Corelli. Marlborough. Wordsworth Edns. 1999
Chandler, David. Marlborough as military commander. Spellmount, 2003
Churchill, John, Duke of Marlborough. The Letters and Dispatches of John Churchill, first Duke of Marlborough, from 1702 to 1712, edited by General the Right Hon. Sir George Murray. 5 vols. John Murray, 1845.
Churchill, Sir Winston. Marlborough: his life and times.
Field, Ophelia. Sarah Churchill Duchess of Marlborough: The Queen's Favourite. St. Martin’s Press, 2003
Hibbert, Christopher. The Marlboroughs: John and Sarah Churchill 1650-1744. Penguin, 2003
Hussey, John. Marlborough: The Hero of Blenheim. Weidenfeld, 2004.

Other major characters
Dunlop, Ian. Louis XIV. Pimlico 2001
Hebbert, F. J. Soldier of France: Sebastien Leprestre De Vauban, 1633-1707. Lang, 1990
Henderson, Nicholas. Prince Eugen of Savoy Weidenfeld & Nicholson, 2002
La Porte, H de Louis - Joseph , Duc de Vendôme 1654 – 1712. 1838 (there is incredibly little written on Vendome, even in French)
Mitford, Nancy. The Sun King: Louis XIV at Versailles. Penguin

The Armies, Wars and Battles
Aubrey, T. P. Defeat of James Stuart's Armada, 1692. Leicester U. P. 1979
Chandler, David. The Art of Warfare in the Age of Marlborough. Spellmount, 1990.
Chandler, David (ed.) Military Memoirs of Marlborough's Campaigns, 1702-12. Greenhill, 1998
Chandler, David. Blenheim Preparation: The English Army - Collected Essays. Spellmount, 2004
Chartrand, Rene Louis XIV's Army. Osprey, 1988
Childs, John. British Army of William III, 1689-1702 . Manchester U.P., 1990.
Childs, John. The Nine Years War and the British Army, 1688-97. Manchester U. P., 1991
Drake, Samuel Adams. The Border Wars of New England: Commonly Called King William's and Queen Anne's Wars. Scribner, 1897Falkner, James. Marlborough Goes to War: Eyewitness Accounts 1702 – 1713. Leo Cooper, 2005
Falkner, James. Great and Glorious Days: The Duke of Marlborough's Battles. Spellmount, 2003
Griffith, Paddy. The Vauban Fortifications of France. Osprey, 2006
Lynn, John A. The Wars of Louis XIV, 1667-1714. Longman, 1999
Millner, John. Compendious Journal of All the Marches Famous Battles & Sieges.. under the command… of John, Duke of Marlborough (facsimile of 1733 original) Naval & Military Press, 2005.Rowlands, Guy. The War of the Spanish Succession. Longman, 2005
Rogers, Woodes. Life Aboard a British Privateer: In the Time of Queen Anne. University Press of the Pacific, 2003 (originally publisher in 1712 as A Cruising Voyage round the World; first to the South Seas; thence to the East-Indies)Spencer, Charles, Earl Spencer. Blenheim: Battle for Europe. Cassell, 2005 (in the US this book was published as Battle for Europe: How the Duke of Marlborough Masterminded the Defeat of the French at Blenheim)
Tincey, John. Sedgemoor 1685: Marlborough’s first command. Leo Cooper, 2005
Tincey, John. Blenheim 1704: The Duke of Marlborough's Masterpiece. Osprey, 2004
Tomlinson, H.C Guns and Government: The Ordnance Office under the Later Stuarts. [Studies in History 15.]. Boydell Pr for the Royal Historical Society, 1979