Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough, Princess of Mindelheim, Countess of Nellenburg (née Jenyns, spelled Jennings in most modern references; 5 June 1660 (Old Style) – 18 October 1744), was an English courtier who rose to be one of the most influential women of her time through her close friendship with Anne, Queen of Great Britain.
Sarah Jennings, Duchess of Marlborough, also called (1689–1702) Countess of Marlborough, (born May 29, 1660, Sandridge, Hertfordshire, Eng.—died Oct. 18, 1744, London), wife of the renowned general John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough; her close friendship with Queen Anne bolstered her husband’s career and served to aid the Whig cause.
Sarah Jennings, who later came to be known as Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough, was one of the most powerful women of her time, primarily because since childhood, she was the closest friend of Anne, Queen of Great Britain. She was named “Maid of Honour” to Mary of Modena.
Sarah Churchill, 1st Duchess of Marlborough gained notoriety through three things: 1. She was a lady-in-waiting/best friend to Queen Anne of England. She took this position of power for granted, treating the Queen much like a dumb child.
- Ophelia Field
Though the life of Sarah Churchill (1660-1744), first duchess of Marlborough and original matriarch of a still-thriving dynasty, has been well chronicled through the centuries, Field still manages to provide new insight. Sarah's intimate relationship with Queen Anne serves as the natural centerpiece of this biography.
- Ophelia Field
This volume is a biography of Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough (1660-1744). Churchill rose to be one of the most influential women of her time through her close friendship with Queen Anne of Great Britain.
Sarah Churchill Duchess of Marlborough, is a Churchillian epic story of a strong willed woman, and one of the most influential women of her time. Lady Sarah ...
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Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough (born Marlborough) was born on month day 1660, at birth place, to Richard Jennings, MP and Frances Jennings. Richard was born in 1621, in Sandridge, Hertfordshire, England. Frances was born in 1625, in Agnes Court, Kent, England. Sarah was baptized on month day 1660, at baptism place.
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