Malbrouck

Display Name: 
Malbrouck
Sort Name: 
Malbrouck
AKA: 
John Churchill, Duke of Marlborough
Race: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Class: 
Upper Class
Rank: 
Peripheral
Vitality: 
Dead
Occupation: 
Armed Forces
Specific Job: 
Soldier, Statesman
Date of Birth: 
Thursday, May 26, 1650
Origin: 
England
Cause of Death: 
Old Age
Real?: 
Yes
Biography: 

It seems clear that Faulkner is thinking of John Churchill when he compares Ab to "Malbrouck," a corruption of Churchill's title as First Duke of Malborough. Between the 1670s and his death in 1722, Churchill rose from the rank of page to become one of the most influential generals and statesmen in English history. While serving five English monarchs, he never neglected his own ambitions for power and wealth. While Churchill's career, and the riches he amassed, were condemned by some in his time and afterwards, no historian would judge him as harshly as the narrator of "Barn Burning" does.

Ontological Status: 
Historical/Real
Individual or Group: 
Individual
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