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Marlborough 300 Pageant

30th - 31st July 2022

Celebrating the life of arguably Britain's greatest soldier and statesman.

Blenheim Palace was a gift to John Churchill, first Duke of Marlborough, from a grateful nation. In July 2022, Blenheim Palace will come alive with a spectacular Pageant to commemorate Marlborough 300, the tercentenary of his death. 

The Pageant will tell the story of John Churchill's early life, from his birth in 1650 to his emergence in society and at Court, his role as a soldier in the Sedgemoor campaign of 1685, and his relationship with his beloved wife Sarah.
With two exciting Arena shows each day re-enacting a Horse Race Meeting at the Court of Charles II and a battle from 1685, you can expect action, horses, muskets, flags, drums and cavalry charges.
Meet John and Sarah Churchill and hear their story as they interact with the audience, giving details of their life and family, and the period in which they lived. Enjoy acted historical cameos and  impressive Living History Encampments showing life in the late 17th Century.
Timings for the Saturday and Sunday...
10.00 Living History Encampments [open throughout the day]
12.00 John and Sarah at the Races [Arena]
13.00 Meet John and Sarah [John Churchill’s Pavilion at Redcoat Living History Camp]
14.00 Soldiers of 1685 [Talk in Living History Camp]
15.00 Into Battle 1685 [Arena]
16.00 Meet John and Sarah [John Churchills Pavilion] 
17.00 Living History Encampments close 
Book a space on one of our signed Marlborough 300 Pageant sessions on Saturday 30th July
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Event Information

  • Tickets required
    Palace, Park and Gardens, Park and Gardens or an Annual Pass.
  • Date 30th - 31st July 2022
  • Time Horse race meeting 12.00, 1685 battle re-enactment 15.00
  • Annual Pass Free with Annual Pass, no need to pre-book.
  • Dogs No dogs allowed.

Marlborough 300 Pageant

Marlborough 300 Pageant