John, Duke of Marlborough, dies (41 words)

Historical Context Note

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Context

John, Duke of Marlborough, dies after a series of strokes. He had led the British forces to great success during the War of the Spanish Succession, and was building Blenheim Palace in remembrance of his most famous victory when he died.

Citation:
Editors. "John, Duke of Marlborough, dies". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 April 2011
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