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Blenheim House (Oxfordshire)

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The house given by the nation to the Duke of Marlborough, for his victory over the French at Blenheim, in Bavaria, in the reign of Queen Anne (1704).

“When Europe freed confessed the saving power

Of Marlborough’s hand, Britain, who sent him forth,

Chief of confederate hosts, to flight the cause

Of liberty and justice, grateful raised

This palace, sacred to the leader’s fame.”


Littleton: Blenheim.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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