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We have not journeyed all this way across the centuries, across the oceans, across the mountains, across the prairies, because we are made of sugar candy.”
– Sir Winston Churchill
This quote attributed to Churchill’s Speech before Joint Session of the Canadian Parliament, Ottawa on December 30, 1941. It is classic Churchill. The no nonsnense British prime minister is known for his grit and determination.
A great resource for learning about Winston Churchill is The Churchill Centre. Without Winston Churchill, a video featured on The Churchill Centre’s website points out, Western society as we know it would not have survived against Hitler’s attacks. One can’t help but agree that without the leadership of The Big Three (Winston Churchill, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Joseph Stalin) during World War II we might all be speaking German.
Born: November 30, 1874
Died: January 24, 1965 (aged 90)
Father: Lord Randolph Henry Spencer (1849 -1895)
Mother: Lady Randolph Churchill (née Jennie Jerome) (1854 – 1921)
Wife: Clementine Ogilvy Spencer-Churchill (née Hozier); (1885 – 1977)
married September 12, 1908
Diana Churchill (1909 – 1963)
Randolph Churchill – (1911 – 1968)
Sarah Churchill Tuchet-Jesson – (1914 – 1982)
Marigoild Churchill (1918 – 1921)
Mary Churchill Soames (1922 – 2014)
Profession: Member of Parliament, Prime Minister (two terms 1940 – 1945 and 1951 – 1955), Staresman, Soldier, Journalist, Historian. Author, Painter
Reading List of books about Churchill
The Last Lion: Defender of the Realm, 1940 -1965 by William Manchester
The Churchill Factor: How One Man Made History by Boris Johnson
Churchill: The Power of Words by Winston Churchill and Martin Gilbert
The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill: Visions of Glory, 1874-1932 by William Manchester
The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill: Alone, 1932-1940 by William Manchester
My Early Life: 1874 – 1904 by Winston Churchill and William Manchester