First Duke of Marlborough


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English general considered one of the greatest generals in history (1650-1722)

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This grand palace was built for John Churchill, first Duke of Marlborough, in recognition of his victory at the Battle of Blenheim in 1704, as a gift from a grateful nation.
This latest biography, a joint study, traces the lives of John Churchill, later created the first Duke of Marlborough and his formidable Duchess.
From the original Sir Winston Churchill (1620-1688) and the First Duke of Marlborough (1650-1722) through Sir Randolph Churchill (1849-1895) and Winston Churchill (1874-1965), the territory is relatively well-trod.
But John Churchill, the First Duke of Marlborough, told the Dutch he would pay them English wages so they were recruited "schottfree" or scot-free as it later became.
Eight miles from Oxford and just over an hour's drive down the M40 from Birmingham, Blenheim Palace was built on Queen Anne's orders for John Churchill, the first Duke of Marlborough, in recognition of his victory at the Battle of Blenheim in 1704.