Duke of Marlborough


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Noun1.Duke of Marlborough - English general considered one of the greatest generals in history (1650-1722)Duke of Marlborough - English general considered one of the greatest generals in history (1650-1722)
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On board of this fleet was the English General Hill, with seven regiments of soldiers, who had been fighting under the Duke of Marlborough in Flanders.
He had entered very young into the army, and had served in the capacity of an ensign at the battle of Tannieres; here he had received two wounds, and had so well distinguished himself, that he was by the Duke of Marlborough advanced to be a lieutenant, immediately after that battle.
A few steps behind came an officer in a scarlet and embroidered uniform, cut in a fashion old enough to have been worn by the Duke of Marlborough.
But the English campaigns under the Duke of Marlborough against Louis XIV were supported by the Whigs,
1874: Sir Winston Churchill, a descendant of the great Duke of Marlborough, was born in Blenheim Palace.
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She was married in 1895 against her will to Charles Spencer Churchill, 9th Duke of Marlborough and cousin of Winston.
1704: The Battle of Blenheim took place in Germany, in which Anglo-Austrian forces under the Duke of Marlborough and Prince Eugene defeated the French and Bavarian armies.
The Duke of Marlborough, aka Charles James Spencer-Churchill, got PS526,161 to spend on the Blenheim Farm Partnership at Woodstock, Oxfordshire.
One of the best examples is Blenheim Palace, the seat of the 12th Duke of Marlborough - descendant of war leader John Churchill, who was made the first duke by Queen Anne in 1702.
Its most iconic fragrance is Blenheim Bouquet, created in 1902 for the Duke of Marlborough.
Sarah -- who literally attempted to blackmail Anne with the publication of their youthful missives -- and her husband, the Duke of Marlborough, would have both been beheaded just a half-century previously.