Blenheim Park


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Blenheim Park,

estate, Oxfordshire, central England, near Woodstock. The stately palace was designed by Sir John VanbrughVanbrugh, Sir John
, 1664–1726, English dramatist, architect, soldier, and adventurer, b. London, of Flemish descent. In 1686 he obtained a commission in the army. He was arrested for espionage in 1690 and spent two years in a French prison.
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 and stands on spacious grounds. Seat of the dukes of Marlborough, the palace was the gift of Queen Anne to the first duke in honor of his victories in the War of the Spanish Succession. Its construction lasted from 1705 to 1724.
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100 YEARS AGO: At the Oxford Assizes, yesterday, before Mr Justice Day, Joseph Stockley (64), jeweller, with various aliases, pleaded guilty to burglary at the house of Duke Marlborough's steward, in Blenheim Park, Woodstock, and stealing silver and several articles of jewellery.