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Looks a bit gay but totally nails

John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough. 1650 - 1722

One of the greatest military leaders Britain has ever had, alongside fellow pantheon member, the Duke of Wellington.

In an era when sieges were the norm, Marlborough believed in open combat much to the discomfort of his opponents. An extremely able administrator who was well aware that an army marches on its stomach and requires to be well provisioned to perform at its best.

Gave the French one of the greatest shoeings they had ever had (up to that point), the Battle of Blenheim. Greater shoeings awaited the French in the future ... and probably still do :o).

Great, great grand-wotsit of Winston Churchill.

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