Interesting Fact: Winston Churchill’s mother was an American

Back in the 19th Century, it was common practice for British aristocracy to marry US heiresses. One such marriage like this took place between one Lord Randolph Churchill and Brooklyn heiress Jennie Jerome. Jennie and Lord Randy had two children, Winston in 1874 and Jack in 1880, with both children being born at Blenheim Palace on their Oxfordshire estate.


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