Winston Churchill was Grandson
to the Duke of Marlborough and born at Blenheim
Palace at Woodstock
in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds. Buried in the church cemetary
at the small village of Bladon
a few miles away from Blenheim Palace.
Winston Churchill, arguably the greatest parliamentarian this
country has ever seen, was born at Blenheim
Palace on the 30th November 1874 at 1.30am. Typical of
his later impatience, he had arrived several weeks early.
Blenheim may never have been Churchill’s home, for the
estate and family title passed to his cousin, the 9th Duke
(a lifelong friend always known as ‘Sunny’), but
for five years in the 1890’s Churchill was heir presumptive
to the dukedom, and it was always where his roots remained.
: Blenheim Palace web site)
Churchill said he made the two most
important decisions of his life at Blenheim. To be born and to marry
Churchill was married to Clementine,
affectionally known as Clemmie who was 10 years his junior.
Churchill won a Nobel prize for