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,
1704: The Duke of Marlborough defeated the French at the Battle of Blenheim: A man ranked as one of the greatest soldier England has produced, Marlborough never lost a battle nor failed in a siege.
Blandford is heir to the pounds 100million Blenheim Palace estate and will inherit the title of Duke of Marlborough on the death of his father.
Also on This Day: 1667: Birth of writer Jonathan Swift; 1872: The first England v Scotland football match took place in Glasgow ending in a 0-0 draw; 1874: Birth of Sir Winston Churchill, a descendant of the Duke of Marlborough, in Blenheim Palace; 1900: Death of Irish-born playwright Oscar Wilde in Paris aged 46; 1913: Charlie Chaplin made his film debut in Mack Sennett's short Making A Living; 1936: The Crystal Palace was destroyed by fire; 1955: The first floodlit football match at Wembley was played between England and Spain; 1968: The Trades Description Act came into force; 1986: British-born Hollywood actor Cary Grant died; 1977: Death of playwright Sir Terence Rattigan.
Blandford, son of the Duke of Marlborough, said he intended to pay, but his girlfriend had called on her mobile and gave him "gyp" to hurry up.
Also on This Day: 1704: The Duke of Marlborough defeated the French at the Battle of Blenheim; 1756: Birth of caricaturist James Gillray; 1888; Birth of television pioneer John Logie Baird; 1899: Birth of film director Alfred Hitchcock; 1910: Death of nursing pioneer Florence Nightingale; 1946: Death of author H.
They include Britain's richest man, the Duke of Westminster, and the Duke of Marlborough.
The chair will be taken by His Grace The Duke of Marlborough.
1874: Sir Winston Churchill (pictured), a descendant of the great Duke of Marlborough, was born in Blenheim Palace.