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Paper artist Denise Watson puts the finishing touches to the 9th Dukes wedding.<br />
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Paper View - The 'Wedding that saved Blenheim Palace' finally appears in Oxfordshire.<br />
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The New York wedding of the 9th Duke of Marlborough to the fantastically wealthy American railroad heiress Consuelo Vanderbilt, has been recreated in paper at Blenheim Palace.<br />
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Charles Spencer-Churchill had inherited his near-bankrupt dukedom in 1892, and was forced to find a quick and drastic solution to the financial problems of his family. <br />
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Prevented by the social dictates of Victorian high society from earning money, he was left with one solution; to marry it.<br />
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Although an unhappy marriage , it did manage to save the Palace where  Winston Churchill had been born in 1874.