Our Social Psychology students headed over to Blenheim Palace yesterday, the beautiful country house located just outside of Oxford.
This historic building was built between 1705 and 1722, and it notable for even having the title of palace. Such titles are usually reserved for royal or religious homes, but Blenheim Palace is grand enough to be awarded one though it is neither. Indeed, the stately home has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, alongside Stonehenge and the Royal Botanical Gardens.
Built for John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough, to celebrate a victory over the French, the palace remained with the Churchill family for 300 years – including Sir Winston Churchill!