Great Britain

The Rock of Gibraltar

We had reached Gibraltar, the tiny British Overseas Territory consisting of 6.7 square kilometres around the Rock of Gibraltar, where 32,000 Gibraltarians live in a densely populated town. In 1704, Anglo-Dutch forces captured Gibraltar from Spain during the War of the Spanish Succession on behalf of the Habsburg claim to the Spanish throne. The territory was indefinitely given to Great Britain under the Treaty …

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England (8) – Blenheim – Chartwell – Canterbury

Blenheim Palace entrance The next day, Stef picked us up and together we visited Blenheim Palace, not far from Oxford. The palace is named for the 1704 Battle of Blenheim, and thus ultimately after Blindheim (also known as Blenheim) in Bavaria. It was originally intended to be a reward to John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough for his military triumphs against …

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