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John Churchill

Full Name: John Churchill

Nationality: English

Title: Captain, in the Admiral's Regiment and Comptroller of the Household (York's Household)

Age: 27 (b. 26 May 1650)

Gender: Male

Eye Color: Blue

Hair Color: Blond

Martial Status: Single

 

Physical Attributes and Personality

A blond handsome rogue, Captain Churchill is a popular sight among court ladies. Intelligence dances in his blue eyes. He likes wearing sapphires.

 

Background

John’s father fought for the Royalists during the Civil War and, as a result, they lived in very modest circumstances until the end of the Commonwealth. His staunch support for Charles II paid off with The Restoration however, and one of the fruits of this was the appointment of 15-year-old John to the household of James, the Duke of York and Lord High Admiral, as ''Page of Honour''.

 

He and Barbara Palmer, Duchess of Cleveland were associated for some time beginning in 1668. Barbara Fitzroy was born in 1672, and, although she was acknowledged as Charles II's daughter, she was almost certainly fathered by John Churchill.

 

James gained the rank of Officer, in 1667, serving with the Foot Guard, and fought in the campaign in Tangiers, between 1668 and 1671. His conduct as an ensign in a Company of Guards that served as Marines to augment the Marines of the Admiral's Regiment during the Naval battle of Sole Bay in 1672 so impressed James, that he commissioned him a Captain in the Admiral's Regiment after four Marine Captains died during the battle. He fought in the campaigns in Flanders from 1672 to 1673, under the Duke of Monmouth. He held the office of ''Gentleman of the Bedchamber'' to James Stuart, Duke of York in 1673. He led a Battalion of the Admiral's Regiment in the Battle of Enzheim in 1674, under the command of the French general, Vicomte de Turenne. Having come to the attention of the French crown during this action, he moved on to the fighting in Alsace, where he fought with one of the leading generals of the day, Marshal Turenne. The war ended in 1674, and Churchill settled down to a peaceful life in England.

 

He is currently unmarried.

 

Family

  • Father: Sir Winston Churchill (57) b. 1620
  • Mother: Elizabeth Drake

Siblings

  • Arabella Churchill (29, mistress of James, Duke of York)
  • George Churchill (23)
  • Charles (20)
  • Theobald (14)
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George Churchill

Full Name: George Churchill

Nationality: English

Title: Lieutenant of the Royal Navy

Age: 23 (b. 1654)

Gender: Male

Eye Color: Blue

Hair Color: Blond

Marital Status: Single

 

Physical Attributes and Personality

Tall, dashing and handsome, though not quite as much as his brother. A royalist George, like his brother John, supports York.

 

He is known to be a toady to the Duke of York and a man of limited wit.

 

Background

Son of Sir Winston Churchill and Elizabeth Drake. George is the brother of John Churchill and of Arabella Churchill.

 

He is said to have served as a volunteer in the navy in the Dutch war of 1666. During the Dutch War of 1672–4 he served as a lieutenant in the York and Fairfax. Currently serving on the HMS Swan, a price conquered upon the Dutch. This is a pro forma service leaving him much time at court.

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Arabella Churchill Godfrey

 

Full Name: Arabella Churchill Godfrey

Nationality: English

Title:

Age: 29 (b. 1648)

Gender: Female

Eye Color: Blue

Hair Color: Dark Blond

Martial Status: Married

 

Physical Attributes and Personality

Arabella was described as a "tall creature, pale-faced, and nothing but skin and bone."

 

No shrinking Violet, Arabella holds opinions and is not shy of expressing herself. She is loyal to her family and to the crown, and shares her families views to their advancment. She appreciates the finer things in life, which includes enjoying the percieved fruits of her labours.

 

Background

Daughter daughter of Sir Winston Churchill, and Elizabeth Drake. The Churchills' loyalty to the royal household was ardent; the families feeling about Arabella's seduction by King James II was joyful surprise that so plain a girl had attained such high preferment.

 

She began her relationship with James, then Duke of York, around 1665, while he was still married to Anne Hyde. She became the duchess's lady-in-waiting in that year, and gave birth to two children during Anne's lifetime.

 

Known for quick wit and lively intelligence, which bound James to her through ten years and four children.

 

She has recently become married to politician Charles Godfrey, a man with further ties to Yorks household.

 

Family

  • Father: Sir Winston Churchill (57) b. 1620
  • Mother: Elizabeth Drake

Siblings

  • John Churchill (27)
  • George Churchill (23)
  • Charles (20)
  • Theobald (14)

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