John Churchill (1st Duke of Marlborough)

Rex Factor

2019-09-27

John Churchill is arguably Britain's greatest ever general but there was much more to his life than that. Born a year after the execution of Charles I, he started his career at the hedonistic court of Charles II, was a key figure in the Glorious Revolution, dabbled with the Jacobite cause and was not only the commander of Queen Anne's army but also one of the key figures in her government for most of the reign. We look at his life as a whole as well as famous victories such as the Battle of Blenheim.