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A Quick Overview of Blenheim Crescent
Blenheim Palace was built in the early 18th Century to celebrate victory over the French in the War of the Spanish Succession. In particular, it was built as a gift to the 1st Duke of Marlborough, John Churchill, the military commander who led the Allied forces in the Battle of Blenheim on 13th August 1704.
- Marlborough himself received the surrender from Marshall Tallard, leader of the French forces, following the battle.
- To honour the Duke’s heroic victories, Queen Anne granted his family the ruined Royal Manor and park at Woodstock, along with £240,000 with which to build a house to mark the occasion.
- Below is a historical timeline highlighting the key milestones in the history of Blenheim Palace.