The Green Writing Room at Blenheim

As we sit down to write our thank you letters to friends and relations for all of the thoughtful gifts they sent us, this elegant writing room at Blenheim came to mind. The Blenheim Tapestry takes pride of place against green silk damask walls bearing the Churchill family’s coat of arms. The portraits include the first Sir Winston Churchill who was born in 1620 (not shown here). He was a staunch Royalist who was stripped of his home and lands after the English Civil War. Whilst Charles II later made him a knight, he was not reimbursed for his financial losses. He therefore chose the family motto ‘faithful but not fortunate’. Would this room improve our correspondences or prove to be too much of a distraction? Those walls are such a glorious shade….