I've always been a big fan of Winston Churchill. When we were staying in the Cotswolds, Jenni and I decided to stop and see where he was born, Blenheim Palace. It's not exactly an understated country house. But next to Windsor Castle, it's probably one of the more unique homes in England. We enjoyed the gardens and grounds as much as we enjoyed the house. It had a nice cafe too. The history of Blenheim and the Churchill family is equally fascinating. If you thought the Windsors had problems, think again. I've been through quite a few stately homes, but this was the first time I took a tour that seemed outright critical of the people who built, sold off, and grossly mismanaged their own property.