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A Famous Victory 

With the death of her brother-in-law William III in 1701, Princess Anne becomes Queen. She becomes a popular monarch, even is there are many Jacobites in Parliament who feel that James II ... See full summary »

Director:

David Giles

Writers:

Winston Churchill (book), Donald Wilson

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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
John Neville ... John Churchill, Duke of Marlborough
Susan Hampshire ... Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough
Margaret Tyzack ... Queen Anne
John Standing ... Sidney Godolphin
Richard Pearson ... Robert Harley
Michael Attwell ... Henry St. John
Jill Balcon ... Abigail Hill
Polly Adams ... Henrietta Godolphin
Roger Mutton Roger Mutton ... George of Denmark
Michael Culver ... Charles Churchill
John Ringham ... Lord Rochester
Job Stewart Job Stewart ... Lord Shrewsbury
Robert Robinson Robert Robinson ... Louis XIV
Roger Hammond ... D'Avaux
Freddie Wilson Freddie Wilson ... James Stuart
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Storyline

With the death of her brother-in-law William III in 1701, Princess Anne becomes Queen. She becomes a popular monarch, even is there are many Jacobites in Parliament who feel that James II is true king. Her friendship with John and Sarah Churchill continues strong, naming John the Duke of Marlborough and providing for him with an annual income that befits his new rank. On the death of Queen Anne's father, the former King James II, King Louis XIV of France recognized James' son as the rightful monarch. This and the issue of the Spanish succession again leads to war with France. Marlborough's military successes continue and his role as head of the army brings endless victories on the battlefield. He is rewarded by the Queen with a grant of 15,000 acres and palace to be built and known as Blenheim. Sarah is becoming somewhat distant from her children as she tends to pry into their lives, particularly that of her eldest daughter Henrietta Godolphin, whose marriage has turned into one of ... Written by garykmcd

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Certificate:

TV-Y
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Language:

English

Release Date:

14 March 1971 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The Rose Tree
(uncredited)
Traditional
Heard during scene of army marching to fife and drum
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