Arabella fue hija de sir Winston Churchill (un antepasado del Primer Ministro del mismo nombre) y de Elizabeth Drake. Era además hermana de John Churchill, I duque de Marlborough . La lealtad de los Churchill a la casa real era ardiente y su único sentimiento cuando Arabella logró seducir al futuro rey Jacobo II de Inglaterra parece haber sido una grata sorpresa ya que había alcanzado tan ...
Arabella Churchill (23 February 1648 – 30 May 1730) was the mistress of King James II, and the mother of four of his children (surnamed FitzJames, that is, "son of James").
- 23 February 1648
- 30 May 1730 (aged 82)
- Mistress of James II
Arabella Spencer-Churchill was an English charity founder, festival co-founder, and fundraiser. In 1971, Churchill played a major role in the development of the Glastonbury Festival. In 1979, she set up the Children's Area of the Festival and also the Theatre Area. Until her death, she ran the Theatre and Circus Fields. Her duties in the 2007 festival involved the booking and management of some 1500 separate acts. She also founded and was the director of the Children's World charity.
Churchill was born in London to Randolph Churchill and his second wife June Osborne, and was half-sister to Winston Churchill, who was born to Randolph Churchill and his first wife Pamela Beryl Digby, better known as Pamela Harriman. She appeared, at the age of two, in the portrait of Winston Churchill and his family which hangs in the National Portrait Gallery. She went to Fritham School for Girls, where she was Head Girl, and then Ladymede school, near Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire. She worked at
On Thursday 20 December 2007, Churchill died at St Edmund's Cottages, Bove Town, Glastonbury, Somerset, aged 58. She had suffered a short illness due to pancreatic cancer, for which she had refused chemotherapy and radiotherapy. Arrangements following her death reflected her Buddhism, and included a parade and simple farewell on the final evening of the Glastonbury Festival in June 2008. Festival organiser Michael Eavis, paying tribute to Churchill after her death, said "Her energy, vitality and
16/08/2021 · Born in Musbury, Devonshire, on 23 February 1648, Arabella was the eldest of Sir Winston Churchill and Elizabeth Drake’s children. (Yes, he is an ancestor of the larger-than-life twentieth ...
28/10/2020 · Arabella Churchill was born in February 1648 to Sir Winston Churchill (from the same family line as the later Prime minister with the same name) and his wife, Elizabeth Drake. Arabella’s family, the Churchills, were devoted royalists who were rewarded for their services once King Charles II was restored to the throne in 1660.
22/12/2007 · Arabella Churchill, granddaughter of Sir Winston Churchill and a co-founder of the Glastonbury pop festival, who has died aged 58 of pancreatic cancer, meant so much to so many people over the years.
11/06/2018 · Arabella was 17, and her brother, John Churchill, joined his sister as page to Anne's husband, James, Duke of York a few months later. Arabella later became one of the Duke of York's mistresses. John Churchill often accompanied the Duke of York inspecting the troops in the royal parks, and decided to pursue a military career.