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Sir Winston Churchill (1874 to 1965)

Winston Churchill: The Greatest Briton

Winston Churchill: The Greatest Briton


Winston Churchill was Grandson to the Duke of Marlborough and born at Blenheim Palace at Woodstock in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds. Buried in the church cemetary at the small village of Bladon a few miles away from Blenheim Palace.

Sir Winston Churchill, arguably the greatest parliamentarian this country has ever seen, was born at Blenheim Palace on the 30th November 1874 at 1.30am. Typical of his later impatience, he had arrived several weeks early. Blenheim may never have been Churchill’s home, for the estate and family title passed to his cousin, the 9th Duke (a lifelong friend always known as ‘Sunny’), but for five years in the 1890’s Churchill was heir presumptive to the dukedom, and it was always where his roots remained. (Source : Blenheim Palace web site)

Churchill said he made the two most important decisions of his life at Blenheim. To be born and to marry

Churchill was married to Clementine, affectionally known as Clemmie who was 10 years his junior.

Churchill won a Nobel prize for literature

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