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  Battle of Blenheim - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Battle of Blenheim (referred to in some countries as the Battle of Höchstädt) was a major battle of the War of the Spanish Succession fought on 13 August 1704.
At the battle, the forces of the Grand Alliance of England, Austria and the United Provinces were commanded by John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough, and François-Eugène, Prince of Savoy-Carignan.
British historian Sir Edward Creasy considered the battle of Blenheim to be one of the pivotal battles in history.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Battle_of_Blenheim   (5181 words)

 Blenheim - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Blenheim, New York is a town in Schoharie County, New York.
Blenheim, South Carolina is a town famous for its extremely spicy Blenheim ginger ale.
The Battle of Blenheim was fought in 1704 during the War of the Spanish Succession.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Blenheim   (182 words)

 Blenheim Palace (a.k.a. Malplaquet)
Blenheim nestles against the beautiful village of Woodstock, and the palace is set in the middle of one of the greatest of landscape gardens.
Blenheim Palace adjacent to Woodstock and Bladon - the greatest palace from the English baroque period.
At Blenheim he not only made pier-glasses, a great many of which were needed, some to reflect the pictures, but in November 1716 Moore took over from Vanbrugh and Hawksmoor as clerk of the works and factotum, assisted by one Desborough of Woodstock.
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 Blenheim Vineyards - Who We Are
Blenheim is located on the historic farm claimed by Secretary of the Colony John Carter who had a 1730 patent for 9,350 acres of land in Albemarle Country, immediately to the south of Monticello - this grant included the estate known as Blenheim.
The Blenheim estate in Albemarle County was either named after a battle or a castle, or some combination of the two.
In the Battle of Blenheim, which took place on August 13, 1704 on the north bank of the river Danube near a small village called Blindheim or Blenheim, John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough, fought a decisive battle against the French and Bavarians.
www.blenheimvineyards.com /who_winery.htm   (227 words)

 Blenheim - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Blenheim, Battle of, famous battle of the War of the Spanish Succession (1701-1714), fought on August 13, 1704, near the village of Blenheim, Bavaria...
Blenheim (New Zealand), borough of central New Zealand, on the northeastern part of South Island.
Blenheim lies at the junction of the Taylor and...
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 Blenheim Palace, birthplace of Winston Churchill
When John Churchill, the 1st Duke of Marlborough, defeated the French at the Battle of Blenheim in 1704, Queen Anne gave him the manor of Woodstock and had the palatial home of Blenheim Palace built for him in gratitude.
Blenheim Palace is set amidst breathtaking parkland, in the heart of the Oxfordshire Cotswolds, eight miles from Oxford.
Blenheim Palace was designed by Nicholas Hawksmoor and Sir John Vanbrugh and on 30th November 1874 was the birthplace of Winston Churchill, Britain's World War II leader.
www.cotswoldswebsite.com /blenheim-palace.htm   (279 words)

 Battle for Europe by Charles Spencer   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Blenheim is lost to all but the most dedicated of military historians today, a mere blip in the crowded strand of regional wars that dogged Europe for two centuries between 1618 and 1815.
Battle on the continent in the later half of the 17th Century had become a formal affair dominated by intricate maneuvering, feints and only moderate amounts of bloodshed.
Blenheim broke the mold, becoming the bloodiest battle in nearly two hundred years of European history.
www.calitreview.com /Reviews/battleforeurope_054.htm   (869 words)

 The Battle of Blenheim   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
In the village of Blenheim were posted twenty-six battalions, commanded by Lieut.-Gen. the Marquis de Clerambault; and twelve squadrons of dragoons were drawn up behind it.
On that side of Blenheim which was next the Danube, and was the most open, they had made a barricade with waggons and with pieces of timber laid across to cover their retreat, against our horse, in case of their post beig forced.
From the village of Blenheim to that of Oberglau were posted eighty squadrons in two lines, having two brigades of foot intermixed near their centre.
www.hillsdale.edu /Personal/Stewart/war/LouisXIV/1704-Blenheim-Hare.htm   (4109 words)

 Blenheim Palace
Blenheim Palace is a stately home in England.
It was built for John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough during the reign of Queen Anne as a reward for his military service in Great Britain's foreign wars and civil uprisings.
The palace itself was designed by Sir John Vanbrugh and, in 1874, became the birthplace of the Duke's famous descendant, Winston Churchill, whose life and times are commemorated by a permanent exhibition within the palace.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/bl/Blenheim_Palace.html   (310 words)

 HighBeam Encyclopedia - Blenheim, battle of   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
BLENHEIM, BATTLE OF [Blenheim, battle of] major engagement of the War of the Spanish Succession (see Spanish Succession, War of the), fought on Aug. 13, 1704, at the village of Blenheim, near Höchstädt, Bavaria.
At Blenheim their combined army overwhelmed a Franco-Bavarian force under Marshall Tallard and the elector of Bavaria.
Relative insight into a great British victory; Blenheim: Battle for Europe by Charles Spencer (Weidenfeld, [pounds sterling]20).
www.encyclopedia.com /html/B/BlenheimBat.asp   (344 words)

The battle of Blenheim was one of the turning points of history.
Under the leadership of the first Duke of Marlborough, the Army of the Grand Alliance of Britain, Holland and Austria, aided by a number of the small German states, destroyed the combined armies of France and Bavaria, thus crushing the ambition of Louis XIV of France to rule Europe.
In particular, no less than 27 battalions of infantry, nine squadrons of horse, and some guns were actually in or close to Blenheim village, where they had been bivouacing, leaving only nine battalions of infantry with a strong cavalry force to guard the whole of the four-mile centre.
www.army.mod.uk /rhf/regimental_history/blenheim.htm   (847 words)

 The Salacious Historian's Lair - Military History 1660-1715
The following are two eyewitness accounts of the Battle of Blenheim The first is the Duke of Marlborough's own account of the battle, the second is the account by Dr. Hare, the Duke's Chaplain.
The Battle of Blenheim by The Duke of Marlborough
On that side of Blenheim which was next the Danube, and was the most open, they had made a barricade with wagons and with pieces of timber laid across to cover their retreat, against our horse, in case of their post being forced.
www.kipar.org /military-history/kirkes_blenheim.html   (4735 words)

 Blenheim Palace Garden in England
Blenheim Palace is the home of the 11th Duke of Marlborough and was the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill.
The English baroque Palace was built for John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough, in recognition of his great victory over the French at the Battle of Blenheim in 1704.
Blenheim Lake, created by 'Capability' Brown and spanned by Vanburgh's Grand Bridge is the focal point of over 2,000 acres of landscaped parkland.
www.sisley.co.uk /blenheim.htm   (492 words)

 Poke's Fifteen Decisive Battles
The village of Blenheim was the extreme right of th eir position, and the village of Lutzingen, about th ree miles north of Blenheim, formed their left.
Marlborough instantly sent Lord Cutts, with a strong brigade of infantry, to assault the village of Blenheim, while he himself led the main body down the eastward slope of the valley of the Nebel, and prepared to effect the passage of the stream.
The assault on Blenheim, though bravely made, was repulsed with severe loss, and Marlborough, finding how strongly that village was garrisoned, desisted from any further attempts to carry it, and bent all his energies to breaking the enemy's line between Blenheim and Oberglau.
www.standin.se /fifteen11a.htm   (7092 words)

 Blenheim Palace, Historic Venue, Corporate Venue Oxfordshire.
The Palace, Park and gardens are now OPEN for the 2004 season until 12th December 2004.Come and celebrate the 300th anniversary of the battle of Blenheim and experience some of the exciting events that we have on offer.
Blenheim Palace is the Birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill voted BBC2''s Greatest Briton of all time, and has many attractions for the whole family.
Blenheim Palace has a wide offering of hospitality services from conferences and marquee events to an elegant dinner held in the State Apartments.
www.chooseyourevent.com /blenheimpalace   (253 words)

 Wikinfo | Battle of Blenheim   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Battle of Blenheim was a major battle in the War of the Spanish Succession, August 13, 1704.
A French and Bavarian army, under Count Camille de Tallard and the Elector of Bavaria (Maximilian II Emmanuel), were advancing on the Austrian capital of Vienna.
The battle was decisive in Austrian and English favour, and the French were thrown back across the Rhine.
www.wikinfo.org /wiki.php?title=Battle_of_Blenheim   (339 words)

 Military Prints, Spanish Succession
Blenheim was one of the few decisive battles of the world, and must be studied in conjunction with its international and political history if its effect is to be understood.
the battle fought near the Danube by the village of Blenheim in 1704.
The heroes of the Schellenberg and Blenheim fought like men resolved to die rather than lose their reputation; and the French, Spanish and Bavarians were speedily overthrown and driven headlong from the field with a terrible slaughter.
www.war-art.com /blenheim.htm   (3322 words)

 Blenheim: Battle for Europe: How Two Men Stopped the French Conquest of Europe Book at Shop Ireland
Main problem is that the battle was fought to preserve a dismal status quo in Europe and doesn't really resonate with modern mind (ie post 1789).
Blenheim: Battle for Europe" by Charles Spencer is a riveting account of that great battle fought between Allied forces under the command of John Churchill, Duke of Marlborough, and the French Army of Louis XIV on August 13, 1704.
The narrative drags you into the fighting as the allied infantry assaults the villages of Blenheim and Oberglau and then mass in the centre for the decisive offensive that was to break the back of the French forces.
www.shopireland.ie /books/reviews/0752872087   (901 words)

 The Lady - The Hero of Blenheim
In front of the force lay a swamp, a hill, the fortified village of Blenheim and the enemy camp of 60,000 French soldiers under the redoubtable Marshal Tallard.
Now Blenheim Palace, the Oxfordshire mansion Queen Anne ordered to be built for Churchill to celebrate his victory, is holding an exhibition to mark the 300th anniversary of the Battle of Blenheim.
On view are detailed maps of the battle, enlarged high-resolution pictures of the scene taken from various commemorative tapestries in the palace.
www.lady.co.uk /articles/0423artA.cfm?framed=y   (1365 words)

 Blenheim Palace - Icons of England
Blenheim Palace was built at Woodstock by a grateful Queen Anne as a thank-you present to John Churchill, first Duke of Marlborough, for decisively winning the Battle of Blenheim in 1704.
Blenheim has been the family seat of the Marlborough family since 1722, and Winston Churchill, 11th Duke, was born here in 1874.
Blenheim Palace is one of England's greatest houses.
www.icons.org.uk /nom/nominations/blenheim-palace   (249 words)

 TheHistoryNet | Military History | War of the Spanish Succession: Battle of Blenheim
Marlborough mounted his horse, turned to the circle of bewigged officers around him and said simply, "Gentlemen, to your posts." The Battle of Blenheim was about to begin.
Blenheim was an immensely strong position, and the peculiar architecture of its 300-odd stone houses made it even more so.
While the battle swirled and eddied around Blenheim, Marlborough was crossing the Nebel in front of the French center.
www.historynet.com /magazines/military_history/3038831.html?page=4&c=y   (1237 words)

 United wins the battle of Blenheim
THE takeover battle for Blenheim ended yesterday in a final dramatic twist, when United News & Media announced a last-minute, £593m agreed bid for the company.
Blenheim, a former stock market darling which fell out of favour when its acquisition-led growth dried up, has been at the centre of takeover talks since June.
He said yesterday that although the bid for Blenheim had been a "long-drawn out affair", the takeover was a "brilliant fit.
www.telegraph.co.uk /htmlContent.jhtml?html=/archive/1996/10/16/cblen16.html   (347 words)

The villages were to be the scene of some intense engagement as they were in the actual battle.
As in history, the allies begin an advance across their entire front, with the assault of Cutts' column against the village of Blindheim (Blenheim) being the focus of attention on the allied left.
Across the entire 4 mile battle field, nearly every brigade is engaged with the enemy during this pause in the game.
www.warflag.com /blenheim2004/enfilade.html   (812 words)

 The Battle of Blenheim, by Robert Southey
THIS battle was fought near the village of Blenheim, in Bavaria, on the left bank of the river Danube, on August 13, 1704.
The battle broke the prestige of the French king, Louis XIV; and when Marlborough returned to England his nation built a magnificent mansion for him and named it Blenheim Palace after this battle.
This analysis of "The Battle of Blenheim" is reprinted from Historic Poems and Ballads.
www.poetry-archive.com /s/the_battle_of_blenheim.html   (360 words)

 Blenheim Palace
Emblazoned with some of the finest tapestries and paintings, this State Room also displays the hastily written dispatch from the battlefield of Blenheim proclaiming 'a glorious victory' together with the Blenheim Standard; sent as quit-rent to the Sovereign at Windsor each year since the Battle of Blenheim on the battle'sanniversary date (13th August).
Entry to the Palace formal gardens is included in the Palace admission when the Palace is open, but is not included in the Park admission.The formal gardens are not open during the winter, 1st November 2002 to 13th March 2003; they will reopen with the Palace on 14th March 2003.
Blenheim Palace is situated in the picturesque and historic town of Woodstock, 8 miles North West of Oxford on the A44 Evesham Road, and approximately an hour's drive from both London and Birmingham.
www.e-travelguide.info /blenheim   (595 words)

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