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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Blenheim House (Oxfordshire).
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).   1
“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.

 Blenheim Dog.Blenheim Steps. 


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