Wherever you are, whilst I have life, my soul shall follow you my ever dear Ld Marl and wherever I am, I shall only kill the time, wish for night that I may sleep and hope the next day to hear from you….Sarah to Marlborough
I love History. It is my passion and the main reason I started this blog. And I love British history. Like to distraction. I would rather read about British history over anything in particular the Stuart era. My favorite people from that era are John and Sarah Churchill, the Duke and Duchess of Marlborough.
I’m endlessly fascinated by them, their relationship with each other and with others, and the events they lived through. In the past five years I’ve been able to travel to two important houses in their lives: Blenheim Palace and Althorp. Blenheim is a mammoth place. There is so much to see there and it was a bit overwhelming to me at first. I want to visit again to see more of the rooms and their treasures.
At Althorp, you can see the final resting place of Diana, Princess of Wales. She is a direct descendant of the Churchills through their daughter Anne. During the widowhood of the duchess, she tried, in vain, to marry her granddaughter, Lady Diana Spencer, to the Prince of Wales. She eventually got her wish….just a few hundred years later. I think the Duke and Duchess would be proud to know that counted among their descendants, besides Diana, is one of the greatest statesmen in history, Sir Winston Churchill, and the future king of England. The Duke and Duchess wanted to found a great dynasty and they achieved that ambition.
The next few posts shall be about them. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.
Pray believe me when I asure you that I love you more then I can expresse…Marlborough to Sarah