Having lived in Oxfordshire for a few years I was a frequent visitor to Blenheim Palace. It is of course the home of the House of Marlborough, and where Churchill was born. He often described the view from palace as the "best in England" and I wouldn't argue, it is a stunning location.
The building of the palace was originally intended to be a reward to John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough, from a grateful nation for the Duke's military triumphs against the French and Bavarians during the War of the Spanish Succession, culminating in the 1704 Battle of Blenheim. However, with politics being fast-changing, funding was withdrawn and the Duke had to find the funds to complete the building from his own resources over many years.
He was interestingly: Colonel of the King's Own Royal Regiment of Dragoons.
Across the downs to the rear of the palace lies the village of Blaydon which Churchill considered to be his home town. Both he and Clementine are buried there in a modest grave, he having opted not to be buried in St Paul's alongside greats like:
Ethelred the Unready
Sir Christopher Wren
Duke of Wellington
Sir Alexander Fleming
An avid reader, an author, an artist, a grandfather and family man, but most of all an ability to inspire. A great orator who never failed to use humour in his speeches, even in the darkest of hours.
He was the lion who roared when the British Empire needed him most.