Struck from more than one pair of dies.
The Battle of Blenheim was fought on 13 August 1704 around the village of Blindheim on the banks of the Danube. The conflict was one of the major battles of the War of the Spanish Succession. This medal was struck to commemorate a decisive victory for England and the Grand Alliance commanded by the Duke of Marlborough and Prince Eugene of Savoy against France and the Electorate of Bavaria. The Grand Alliance successfully prevented the French occupation of Vienna and destroyed the myth of French invincibility. The French army suffered greatly with over 30,000 killed, wounded or missing, including the commander-in-chief, Marshal Tallard, who was taken captive to England.