The Kings Arms Hotel and Restaurant
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... construction was originally intended to be a gift to John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough, from a grateful nation in return for the military triumph against the French and Bavarians at the Battle of Blenheim. However, it soon became the subject of political infighting, which led to Marlborough's exile, the fall from power of his duchess, and irreparable damage to the reputation of the architect Sir John Vanbrugh..The Churchills and ...
... were passed down to male heirs only, there was an inclination to have as many sons as possible so that the title was not lost. Although there have been special dispensations, women do not normally inherit a title, to this day!
One of the things we love about Blenheim is that Capability Brown was the landscape architect. We almost always recognize his style and it is awesome. One of our tours was by "buggy" (weren't we surprised to be in ...
... a gift to John Churchill (yes, the Churchills) in return for the military triumph against the French and Bavarians at the Battle of Blenheim (hence the name). The 1st Duke gained a reputation as an extremely competent military commander during the Spanish wars of succession and he was rumored to be the closest friend and confidante to Queen Anne. When the Duke's wife began to quarrel with Queen Anne, the money allotted by Parliament for ...
This morning we lugged our heavy suitcases down the stairs still not feeling a hundred percent and headed for the Blemheim palace, the birthplace of Winston Churchhill. It was absolutely the breathtaking just the grounds in themselves! Such beautiful views - I felt like I was in a period drama film at such a beautiful home- I was almost waiting for mr Darcy to show up ;) unfortunately our tour guide was a unhappy snobbish women who had no care for the ...
... meal at a local pub....half price champers tonight so time for a change of drink! Our last night in England .... Who knows if we will be back .... It has been a fantastic time. To finish, thanks so much for comments posted - it's great to hear from you! And nice to know you are enjoying my blog. But ... As I have said if you get bored feel free to tune out! Lovely to get any news from home though......Kevin not too homesick yet and as for me I don't think I will ever get ...