Winston Churchill

Articles on the life of Winston Churchill, his most important speeches, and his place in English history

Articles on the life of Winston Churchill, his most important speeches, and his place in English history


FDR, Stalin, and Churchill

FDR, Stalin, and Churchill

FDR, Stalin, and Churchill were the primary Allied leaders in World War Two. The first two had a surprisingly respectful relationship, especially in regard to the future tensions of the Cold War. Since late 1941, FDR had been arguably guilty of gross ignorance, willful deception, or outright lying in his…

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Winston Churchill: His Childhood, Life, and Memorable Speeches

Winston Churchill (1874 – 1965) was a British politician, army officer, writer, and Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945, famous for his rousing speeches to strengthen England at the lowest point of World War Two. He was prime minister again for the Conservative Party from 1951 to 1955.…

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Churchill Family Tree: From Winston to the Duke of Marlborough

This article on the Churchill family tree is from James Humes's book Churchill: The Prophetic Statesman. You can order this book from Amazon or Barnes & Noble. Winston Churchill cared deeply about the Churchill Family Tree, because he believed that the past held the keys of understanding the future. His simple and frequently repeated advice…

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The Finest Hour Speech

This article on the Finest Hour speech is from James Humes's book Churchill: The Prophetic Statesman. You can order this book from Amazon or Barnes & Noble. For Churchill to maintain optimism of British victory in the darkest days of World War II required a sense of hope that appeared to civilians and advisors to border…

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Winston Churchill’s Iron Curtain Speech: Predicting the Cold War

This article on the Iron Curtain speech is from James Humes's book Churchill: The Prophetic Statesman. You can order this book from Amazon or Barnes & Noble. Churchill’s “Iron Curtain” speech at Fulton, Missouri, on March 5, 1946, ranks as one of the most famous and consequential speeches ever made by someone out of high office,…

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Agadir Crisis: Forerunner of World War One

This article on the Agadir Crisis is from James Humes's book Churchill: The Prophetic Statesman. You can order this book from Amazon or Barnes & Noble. Early in Winston Churchill's political career he became known for his opposition, during peacetime, to building armaments for armaments’ sake. He thought such expenditures diverted too much taxpayer money from more pressing…

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Sarah Churchill: Daughter of the Statesman, Ersatz Advisor

This article on Sarah Churchill is from James Humes's book Churchill: The Prophetic Statesman. You can order this book from Amazon or Barnes & Noble. Sarah Millicent Hermione Touchet-Jesson, Baroness Audley was a British actress and dancer who lived from 1914 to 1982. She was also known as Sarah Churchill, the daughter of the famed…

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The Churchill Wilderness Years

This article on the Churchill wilderness years is from James Humes's book Churchill: The Prophetic Statesman. You can order this book from Amazon or Barnes & Noble. In the early 1930s, Churchill no longer had a government position. He seemed out of touch by opposing such positions as giving greater independence to India. He continued to…

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Winston Churchill’s Childhood

This article on Winston Churchill's childhood is from James Humes's book Churchill: The Prophetic Statesman. You can order this book from Amazon or Barnes & Noble. Many of Churchill's views of politics, warfare, and even international affairs can be traced back to formative views that developed in Winston Churchill's childhood. He even predicted events that…

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Winston Churchill’s Death: January 24, 1964

This article on Winston Churchill's death is from James Humes's book Churchill: The Prophetic Statesman. You can order this book from Amazon or Barnes & Noble. Although his political and scientific predictions can be attributed to his historical imagination, some of Winston Churchill's predictions defy easy explanation. Perhaps the most remarkable of these was his…

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