Arabella Churchill
Arabella Churchill was the royal mistress of James II of England. She was a ancestor of Winston Churchill.

Full Name Arabella Churchill
Who royal mistress
Birth Date February 23, 1648
Death Date May 30, 1730
Country England
Born Musbury, Devonshire, England, UK
Died London, England, UK
Cause of Death old age
Education n/a
Father Winston Churchill
Mother Elizabeth Drake Churchill
Spouse Charles Godfrey

John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough

George Churchill

Charles Churchill

Winston Churchill

Henry Churchill

Jasper Churchill

Mountjoy Churchill


Henrietta FitzJames

James FitzJames, 1st Duke of Berwick

Henry FitzJames, 1st Duke of Albemarle

Arabella FitzJames

Francis Godfrey

Charlotte Godfrey Boscawen, 1st Viscountess Falmouth

Elizabeth Godfrey Dunch


Churchill was an early ancestor of Winston Churchill, Princess Diana of Wales, and Cayetana Fitz-James Stuart. She was the younger sister of John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough. 

Churchill was the royal mistress of King James II. They began their relationship in 1665, while Churchill was a lady-in-waiting to his wife, Anne Hyde. The king was open about his relationship with her, and she had four children with him, to whom he granted titles and prosperity. James valued Churchill for her clever wit and intelligence, and they were a couple for ten years. Their affair ended in 1675.

Churchill was a rival of her lover the king's wife, Anne Hyde. Two of the children that she had with the king were born during Hyde's lifetime.

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