On board of this fleet was the English General Hill, with seven regiments of soldiers, who had been fighting under the Duke of Marlborough
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
. His nose had a rubicund tinge, which, together with the twinkle of his eye, might have marked him as a lover of the wine cup and good fellowship; notwithstanding which tokens he appeared ill at ease, and often glanced around him as if apprehensive of some secret mischief.
But the English campaigns under the Duke of Marlborough
against Louis XIV were supported by the Whigs,
The Duke of Marlborough
's half-brother and founder of the Blenheim Art Foundation Edward Spencer-Churchill told the Times: "Despite being born with a silver spoon in my mouth I have never had a s*** on a golden toilet, so I look forward to it."
His writings: A Narrative of all the campaigns of King William and the Duke of Marlborough
, together with A New System of Military Discipline for Foot on Action were highly regarded at the time and the latter was adopted by the Army as its 'bible' for infantry tactics.
Located just outside of London in the heart of Buckinghamshire's vast Langley Park, The Langley offers 41 sumptuous bedrooms throughout two buildings a the grand and historic former hunting lodge of the third Duke of Marlborough
and the adjacent Grade II-listed 18th century Brew House.
1874: Sir Winston Churchill, a descendant of the great Duke of Marlborough
, was born in Blenheim Palace.
30, 1874, at Blenheim Palace, the ancestral home of the Duke of Marlborough
She all but imprisons her beautiful, dimwitted daughter, Consuelo, because she wants her to marry the Duke of Marlborough
and not the older, less well-heeled Winty Rutherfurd.
Which Oxfordshire mansion was a gift from Queen Anne to the Duke of Marlborough
and the birthplace of Winston Churchill?