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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217 has inadvertently conflated John Churchill's elevation as Earl of Marlborough, under William and Mary (1689), and as Duke of Marlborough, under Queen Anne (1702).
On July 23rd, 1704, British naval forces captured Gibraltar and held out against Franco-Spanish attempts to regain it, while a few weeks later on August 13th, John Churchill, then Earl of Marlborough, heavily defeated a Franco-Bavarian army at Blenheim in Bavaria.
Shy, plain, red-faced and dumpy, growing increasingly stout and a martyr to rheumatism, she was not considered intelligent and at this point she was under the thumb of her old friend from school days, Sarah Jennings, the brilliant and strong-minded wife of John Churchill, Earl of Marlborough.