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Stand in the grand entrance to this palatial estate, the Great Hall. This opulent room rises 67 feet to a ceiling painted by Sir James Thornhill. The allegorical painting represents the successes of John Churchill, for whom the palace was built. Also on display are a bronze bust of the 9th Duke and military weapons.Blenheim Palace was built in the early 18th century to celebrate victory over the French in the War of the Spanish Succession. In particular, it was built as a gift to the 1st Duke of Marlborough, John Churchill, the military commander who led the Allied forces in the Battle of Blenheim on August 13, 1704. Winston Churchill was later born at the palace, in 1874.
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