Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough Biography
(Close Friend of Queen Anne)
Birthday: June 5, 1660 (Gemini)
Born In: St Albans, Hertfordshire, Kingdom of England
Sarah Jennings, who later came to be known as Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough, was one of the most powerful women of her time, primarily because since childhood, she was the closest friend of Anne, Queen of Great Britain. She was named “Maid of Honour” to Mary of Modena. She married John Churchill, an aspiring soldier, and the two remained together for over 40 years. While her husband was moving upward in his military career, Sarah cleverly made her way through the political scene of the time, choosing her allegiance carefully and becoming a truly powerful figure. Although her position was not always secure and there were moments when she seemed to lose her influence, she managed to find her way back and pull the strings at the royal court.