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   * **Sir Charles Drummond (1749-1820)** //(Tory, Rebirth Coalition)//​ MP for Warwick and titular opposition leader under the latter Foxite Ministry. A conservative reactionary,​ he became Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs in 1811 and Chancellor of the Exchequer in 1813 under Churchill.   * **Sir Charles Drummond (1749-1820)** //(Tory, Rebirth Coalition)//​ MP for Warwick and titular opposition leader under the latter Foxite Ministry. A conservative reactionary,​ he became Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs in 1811 and Chancellor of the Exchequer in 1813 under Churchill.
  
-  * **John Spencer-Churchill,​ 5th Duke of Marlborough (1768-)** //(Tory, Rebirth Coalition)//​ Heir to the Marlborough line, member of the House of Lords, Lord Protector from 1807, Prime Minister from 1813. Generally known as "​Churchill"​. Inherited his father'​s title - and debts - in 1784. Reactionary by instincts but largely disinterested in politics, he only attended the House of Lords to condemn the French Revolution in 1794 and in 1799 to help try and bring down the Rockingham Ministry. After Fox's ascendancy a disgusted Churchill retired to Blenheim Palace and anonymously wrote //Letters From A Concerned Gentleman//,​ condemnations of the Foxite Ministry. In 1804, with the assistance of his friend Colonel Douglas Moore of the 54th, he began a programme of training the Oxfordshire yeomanry to a higher standard. This put him in a strong position upon the invasion of England in 1807 and he took the decision to withdraw his yeomanry to protect Fort Rockingham. Being at the centre of power early on, Churchill was able to get himself made Lord Protector and Regent for the absentee and minor King Frederick II. He helped mastermind the reconquest of southern England. While being responsible for the Ostend fiasco in 1808, by this point Churchill'​s power base was too deeply entrenched and he ruled the country with an iron fist from then onwards.+  * **John Spencer-Churchill,​ 5th Duke of Marlborough (1768-1825)** //(Tory, Rebirth Coalition/Phoenix Party)// Heir to the Marlborough line, member of the House of Lords, Lord Protector from 1807, Prime Minister from 1813. Generally known as "​Churchill"​. Inherited his father'​s title - and debts - in 1784. Reactionary by instincts but largely disinterested in politics, he only attended the House of Lords to condemn the French Revolution in 1794 and in 1799 to help try and bring down the Rockingham Ministry. After Fox's ascendancy a disgusted Churchill retired to Blenheim Palace and anonymously wrote //Letters From A Concerned Gentleman//,​ condemnations of the Foxite Ministry. In 1804, with the assistance of his friend Colonel Douglas Moore of the 54th, he began a programme of training the Oxfordshire yeomanry to a higher standard. This put him in a strong position upon the invasion of England in 1807 and he took the decision to withdraw his yeomanry to protect Fort Rockingham. Being at the centre of power early on, Churchill was able to get himself made Lord Protector and Regent for the absentee and minor King Frederick II. He helped mastermind the reconquest of southern England. While being responsible for the Ostend fiasco in 1808, by this point Churchill'​s power base was too deeply entrenched and he ruled the country with an iron fist from then onwards. After Frederick II reached majority, Churchill became Prime Minister, upon which Parliament began to grow in power again. He presided over a period of authoritarian rule coupled with industrial development,​ increased trade with the east and the rebuilding of London. His most positive achievement was working to aid Ireland after the famine of 1822. Churchill died in 1825 of a gunshot, it remaining unclear whether it was murder or suicide. He was succeeded by his son Joshua as both Duke of Marlborough and Prime Minister. 
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 +  * **Joshua Spencer-Churchill,​ 6th Duke of Marlborough (1793-)** //(Tory, Rebirth Coalition/​Phoenix Party)// A brutal man always struggling to escape the shadow of his father. He commanded troops in Scotland during the French invasion of 1807, bloodily crushing the Scottish Celtic Republic rebellion there. Known as Butcher Blandford or Bloody Blandford after his earlier title of Marquess of Blandford. After the death of Conroy, rose to command the PSC '​browncoats'​ and the Unnumbered spies through which he derived his power. Fell out of favour with his father for an overzealous retaliation for vandalism that involved destroying St Giles' Cathedral in Edinburgh, but worked his way back into his father'​s graces. After Churchill the elder'​s death, quickly seized power as Prime Minister in a coup. The House of Commons refused to allow it, so he killed Radical leader David Attwood and dissolved the Commons, ruling solely through the Lords. King Frederick II fled so as not to legitimise his dictatorial rule, so Joshua imported Richard FitzGeorge from Hanover to be King Richard IV. Responsible for many atrocities and authoritarian policies. 
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 +  * **Arthur Spencer-Churchill (1794-)** //(Tory, Rebirth Coalition/​Phoenix Party)// Second son of John Spencer-Churchill. Although active in politics, primarily known for his work as part of the team heading up the RCTFI, which organised the industrialisation and recovery of Britain during the Marleburgensian period and in particular the development of new transport and communication networks. For his younger brother George, see America.
  
  
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