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a palace in Woodstock in Oxfordshire: built (1705–22) by Sir John Vanbrugh for the 1st Duke of Marlborough as a reward from the nation for his victory at Blenheim; gardens laid out by Henry Wise and Capability Brown; birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill (1874)
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Collections and Recollections George William Erskine Russell
From the Bottom Up Alexander Irvine
The Motor Routes of England Gordon Home
The Charm of Oxford J. Wells


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