James Falkner is a leading authority on eighteenth-century warfare and he has made a special study of the military exploits of the 1st Duke of Marlborough. His book, Great and Glorious Days: Marlborough’s Battles 1704-1709, is one of the outstanding studies of the subject. His other books include Blenheim 1704, Ramillies 1706, Marlborough Goes to War: Eyewitness Accounts 1702-1713, Marlborough’s Sieges, Marlborough’s Battlefields, Fire Over the Rock: The Great Siege of Gibraltar 1779-1783, Marshal Vauban and the Defence of Louis XIV’s France, Marlborough’s War Machine and The War of the Spanish Succession, 1701-1714
BLENHEIM 1704 Marlborough’s Greatest Victory
A detailed and easily followed guidebook that tells the story of the Duke of Marlborough’s victory at the Battle of Blenheim in 1704 and takes the reader across the Bavarian battlefield, rediscovering the lanes and by-ways tramped by the soldiers of 300 years ago. The author’s skilful use of maps, his detailed knowledge of the ground, and his deep military understanding combine to give the reader an unprecedented feel for the twists and turns of this exciting and complex battle.