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  1. 5 de jun. de 2024 · The family fortune was made in 1665 when Arabella Churchill became maid of honour to Anne Hyde and began an affair with her husband, James, Duke of York. This lasted over a decade; James had four acknowledged children by her, including James FitzJames, 1st Duke of Berwick.

  2. 22 de mai. de 2024 · Arabella Churchill (23 February 1648 – 30 May 1730) was the mistress of King James II and VII, and the mother of four of his children (surnamed FitzJames, that is, "son of James").

  3. 5 de jun. de 2024 · Even so, he kept mistresses, including Arabella Churchill and Catherine Sedley, and was reputed to be "the most unguarded ogler of his time". Samuel Pepys recorded in his diary that James "did eye my wife mightily".

  4. 3 de jun. de 2024 · From at least 1683 until 1698 the house was occupied by Colonel Charles Godfrey, who married Arabella Churchill after the termination of her connexion with James II, and who became, through the influence of his brother-in-law (the first Duke of Marlborough), Clerk Controller of the Green Cloth and Master of the Jewel Office.

  5. 3 de jun. de 2024 · For the Duke of Marlborough's first step on the ladder of advancement, as Macaulay hints in his "History of England," he was perhaps indebted to the fact of his sister Arabella Churchill being the mistress of James II., as this led to his introduction to the gay scenes of court life.

  6. 27 de mai. de 2024 · Known for being quick-witted and intelligent, Arabella Churchill was the mistress of King James II in 1665. She had four of his children. And yes, she is a distant relative of future British prime minister Winston Churchill.

  7. In Great Windmill Street lived Colonel Godfrey, whose wife, Arabella Churchill, sister of John, Duke of Marlborough, had been the mistress of James II., when Duke of York. Here, in the early part of the present century, was the great Anatomical School of the metropolis, in which nearly all the most distinguished surgeons of the last two ...