Report to John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough

Scope and Content

Report to John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough, upon the Ordnance Estimate for Land Service in 1715, with reasons for the increase, including details of arrears for the Land and Sea Service for 1712-1713, dated 25 Feb 1715.

Administrative / Biographical History

John Churchill (1650-1722) was an English general and statesman. His active part in suppressing Monmouth's rebellion led to him being raised to the peerage (1685), and following his support of William of Orange during the Glorious Revolution, he was created Earl of Marlborough in 1688. Mainly due to his wife Sarah's position as Queen Anne's main confidant, Marlborough rose to the height of his powers during the early part of Anne's reign, enjoying military success in the War of the Spanish Succession, and becoming politically powerful in England. Accusations of the mishandling of public funds led to his dismissal in 1711, and though he was returned to favour under George I and was again the chief commander of the Army, he played little part in public life until his death in 1722.


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Acquisition Information

Given by the Theatre Museum, via Rowan Watson, in 1986.

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Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

380 x 240 mm

Archivist's Note

Compiled by Sarah Aitchison as part of the RSLP AIM25 Project.

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