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Blenhem, mark of a nations Gratitude, from the air, and Petworth

Blenhem, mark of a nations Gratitude, from the air, and Petworth

In 1704 John Churchill, Duke of Maryborough, won his greatest victory at Blenheim, on the Danube. The manor of Woodstock, Oxfordshire, was bestowed on him, and Parliament voted 500,000 to build him this mansion (bottom) there, named after the battle. ' The old palace was taken down during the building. The great bridge we see here once only spanned the little river Glyme, but "Capability Brown" turned the stream into a lake. Above is Petworth House, Sussex, built in the late seventeenth century.

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