Churchill was born at Blenheim palace on November 30, 1874 in Oxfordshire, England. He was the elder son of Lord Randolph Churchill and grandson of the 7th duke of Marlborough. His mother was Jenny Jerome, the beautiful and talented daughter of Leonard Jerome, a New York businessman. Winston idolized his mother, but his relations with his father, who died in 1895, were cold and distant.
Winston's parents spent much time taking pleasure in high life: they passionately loved riding usually they attended balls. The seven-month boy was born during one of such evenings in the room which was turned into a changing room. Winston grew, in essence without parents, because according to traditions parents didn't find time for upbringing of their children.