First Duke of Marlborough


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Noun1.First Duke of Marlborough - English general considered one of the greatest generals in history (1650-1722)First Duke of Marlborough - English general considered one of the greatest generals in history (1650-1722)
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The site was a gift from Queen Anne and a grateful nation to John Churchill, first Duke of Marlborough, in recognition of his victory in 1704 over French and Bavarian troops.
Lovell begins with military genius John Churchill [1650-1722], the first Duke of Marlborough, and his enduring though tempestuous marriage to Sarah Jennings [1660-1744], courtesan to Queen Anne.
A GIFT to the first Duke of Marlborough from Queen Anne after he led the English to victory over the French in the Wars of the Spanish Succession in the 18th Century.
Built to celebrate the first Duke of Marlborough's victory at the battle of Blindheim in 1704, the scale of grandeur reflects some of the more racy moments of its social history.