Born: February 6, 1665, St James's Palace, St James's, United Kingdom
Died: August 1, 1714, Kensington Palace, London, United Kingdom
Buried: Westminster Abbey, Westminster, London, SW1P 3PA
Spouse: Prince George of Denmark (m. 1683–1708)
Successor: George I of Great Britain
Children: Prince William, Duke of Gloucester, Mary, George, Anne Sophia
Siblings: Mary II of England, James Stuart, Duke of Cambridge, more
Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough, became close to the young Princess Anne in about 1675, and the friendship grew stronger as the two grew older. Correspondence between the Duchess and the Queen reveals that the two women enjoyed a royally passionate romance. They called each other pet names: Sarah was “Mrs. Freeman” and Anne was “Mrs. Morley.” When Anne came to the throne in 1702, she named Sarah “Lady of the Bedchamber.” Anne and Sarah were virtually inseparable; no king’s mistress had ever wielded the power granted to the Duchess. Over time, Sarah became overconfident in her position and developed an arrogant attitude toward Anne, even going to far as to insult the queen in public. A cousin of Sarah’s, Abigail Hill, caught the Queen’s eye during Sarah’s frequent absences from Court, and eventually replaced her in Anne’s affections. After her final break with Anne in 1711, Sarah and her husband were dismissed from the court. Sarah enjoyed a "long and devoted" relationship with her husband of more than 40 years, John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough. The money she inherited from the Marlborough trust left her one of the richest women in Europe.
They met in 1675 and remained friends until 1711: 36 years.
Anne, Queen of Great Britain (February 6, 1665 – August 1, 1714)
Sarah Churchill (née Jenyns or Jennings), Duchess of Marlborough (June 5, 1660 – October 18, 1744)
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