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 manor and the park along with the money to builda new house to mark the occasion.
Today you can have a wonderful time visiting Blenheim which is still the home of the 12th Duke of Marlborough, and enjoy the history and splendour of the Palace, Park and Gardens.
Visitor support is greatly appreciated and is an important contribution to the vital and continuing restoration of this World Heritage Site, helping secure its future for generations to come.
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