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A short history of England . il-ity be wasted when there was need forit. and men of military training andgifts were none too numerous at thattime. Marlborough was therefore re-stored to favor and placed in commandof the allied English and Dutch forceson the continent immediately underthe king. Williams death left him for thetime with all the military power andresponsibility in his hands. In military and foreign affairs itwas Marlborough rather than the queen who was the real succes-sor of William. This resulted partiv from the fact that he haddirectly arid by means of his wife very great perso

A short history of England . il-ity be wasted when there was need forit. and men of military training andgifts were none too numerous at thattime. Marlborough was therefore re-stored to favor and placed in commandof the allied English and Dutch forceson the continent immediately underthe king. Williams death left him for thetime with all the military power andresponsibility in his hands. In military and foreign affairs itwas Marlborough rather than the queen who was the real succes-sor of William. This resulted partiv from the fact that he haddirectly arid by means of his wife very great perso Stock Photo
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A short history of England . il-ity be wasted when there was need forit. and men of military training andgifts were none too numerous at thattime. Marlborough was therefore re-stored to favor and placed in commandof the allied English and Dutch forceson the continent immediately underthe king. Williams death left him for thetime with all the military power andresponsibility in his hands. In military and foreign affairs itwas Marlborough rather than the queen who was the real succes-sor of William. This resulted partiv from the fact that he haddirectly arid by means of his wife very great personal influenceover the new queen. Anne was a good woman but not verybright, nor was she very strong-willed. Her husband. PrinceGeorge of Denmark, although he lived in England, was a for-eigner by birth and interests and a quite insignificant man whofurnished her no guidance. During the early part of her reign, therefore, while Anne ruled England, it was Marlborough, andstill more Lady Marlborough, who ruled the queen. In their. FOUNDATION OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE 533 private intercourse and correspondence Lady Marlborough ad dressed the queen as Mrs. Morley, while Anne addressed her asMrs. Freeman, and no deference or ceremony was practiced.In fact Lady Marlborough frequently criticized the queen so harshly as to reduce her to tears, and dictated to her just whatshe should do and say under certain ciry the queen captain general of all Fnglish forceswherever they might be, now proceeded to the Netherlandsand in conjunction with other leaders of the allies worked out.plans for the contest against the French. Year after ye;ir cam-paigns under various leaders were fought in the Netherlands, insouthern Germany, along the Rhine, in Italy, in Spain, and inAsia and America. The fleets fought in the Channel, the Bay ofBisray, the Mediterranean, and the West Indies. Many sea andland battles were fought and both successes and reve

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