Jonathan Swift has been called the prince of journalists, and the duke of Marlborough is regarded as the greatest of English soldiers. During the fifteen- month period of which Michael Foot writes their paths to provoke one of the most exciting crisis in English History. The pen and the sword fought a great duel, and the pen proved the stronger of the two.
The Author traces month by month, almost day by day, how the politicians of the time of the time sought to use the new process of Grub street to their advantage and shows how Jonathan Swift , from his humble position as vicar of Laracor in Ireland, gradually established himself as the most formidable of political pamphleteers, an indomitable force for change.
Many other colourful figures play their part in the plot- Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough, Robert harley, Lord Wharton, Daniel Defoe. Here is queen Anne's England seen through the eyes of those menand woman who shaped the destiny of their country with no less success through the power of the press,than the victor of Blenheim did on the battlefield.
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