Source of Churchill Quotation
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 19.0127 Monday, 25 February 2008
From: Hilde Slinger <
Date: Monday, 25 Feb 2008 14:02:44 +0200
Subject: Request for Information please
Re: Request for the original source for a reported remark by John
Churchill, the first Duke of Marlborough 1650-1772.
In the course of my work for the Shakespeare Society of Southern Africa,
I shall be most obliged if you will kindly assist with the tracing of
the following quote:-
"John Churchill, the first Duke of Marlborough (1650-1722), supposedly
said he knew no English history but what he had learned from Shakespeare
(or words to that effect). Could someone supply the original source for
this reported remark? I would be most grateful."
I look forward to hearing from you and thank you sincerely, in anticipation.
Shakespeare Society of Southern Africa
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