The Battle of Blenheim, 1704

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War of the Spanish Succession

The campaigns of the Duke of Marlborough and his allies in the War of the Spanish Succession (1701-13) stopped France dominating Europe.

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The Duke of Marlborough, 1702

The Duke of Marlborough: Corporal John

Marlborough’s long career as a soldier and statesmen spanned the reigns of five monarchs. His triumphs were not only due to his amazing military talents; they were also a result of politics and patronage.

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Battle of Blenheim, 1704

War of the Spanish Succession

The campaigns of the Duke of Marlborough in the War of the Spanish Succession (1701-13) stopped France dominating Europe. They also brought about the first popular recognition of the British Army’s fighting powers.

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The Battle of Blenheim, 13 August 1704

Battle of Blenheim

The Battle of Blenheim in 1704 saw a decisive defeat for a Franco-Bavarian force by the allied English, Dutch and Austrian armies commanded by the Duke of Marlborough and Prince Eugene of Savoy.

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