|Blenheim Palace in Woodstock, Oxfordshire - home to the Dukes of Marlborough since 1704 and birthplace of Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill.|
Blenheim was built in the Early 1700s as a gift from Queen Anne and a grateful nation to John Churchill, after he lead his British troops to victory against the hated French in the battle of Blenheim (on German soil).
By the way, "Blenheim" - as in the battle of - is pronounced just how it looks "Blen-HIME”. While the great country house named after it “Blenheim Palace" is pronounced "Blen-NIM". Why? I am not certain, but below are two more shots, (one exterior, one interior) to whet your appetite for the next few posts. Cheers!