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 Marlborough, duchess of, 1660–1744, confidante of Queen Anne of England. Born Sarah Jennings, she was a childhood friend of Princess Anne. In 1677 she married John Churchill, later 1st duke of Marlborough. On Anne's marriage (1683) she was appointed lady of the bedchamber and became a close confidante.
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.
Lady Sarah ... 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.
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Duchess of Marlborough. Born Sarah Jenyns, the daughter of Frances Thornhurst and Richard Jenyns (sometimes recorded as Jennings) of Hertfordshire. In 1673, she went to court as Maid of Honour to James, Duke of York's second wife, Mary of Modena. She married John Churchill in October 1678. After Princess Anne's...
Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough (1660-1744) Interestingly, James II, abandoned by both his daughters, later blamed Anne’s betrayal not on Sarah but on John Churchill. James II fled with his wife and baby son to France, where they set up the exiled Jacobite court at Château de Saint-Germain-en-Laye.
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