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Blenheim, a Bavarian village on the Danube, is memorable through the famous battle in which Marlborough brilliantly defeated the French and Bavarians during the war of the Spanish succession, August 13th, 1704. Opposed to Marlborough, who had 52,000 men under him, was a force of 56,000 men. Of these last 40,000 were either killed or captured, while of the victors only 12,000 were killed or wounded. For this achievement the estate of Woodstock was conferred on Marlborough, £50,000 voted him to erect a family seat, and a perpetual pension of £4,000 per annum.