Winston Churchill & granddaughter Celia Sandys
Celia Sandys, author of several excellent books about her grandfather Sir Winston Churchill, will interview Lady Williams of Elvel, the former Jane Portal and one of Sir Winston’s last-surviving secretaries, at the 34th International Churchill Conference, which will take place at the J. W. Marriott Essex House in New York City next October 10, 11, and 12. Follow this link to register today.
Celia’s books include The Young Churchill about her grandfather’s youth, Churchill Wanted Dead or Alive about his adventures in South Africa, and Chasing Churchill about his various travels. She is Co-Chair of the International Churchill Society Board of Advisers and a highly popular speaker.
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HRH tours Sir Winston’s bedroom with Chartwell General Manager Zoe Colbeck
On Monday, 5 June HRH The Prince of Wales, President of the National Trust, visited Chartwell to see the important collection and to thank those who have supported the “Keep Churchill at Chartwell” appeal to help reinvigorate Churchill’s legacy at Chartwell and secure hundreds of Churchill’s possessions for the nation. Zoë Colbeck, general manager for Chartwell said: “It was a great honour to welcome The Prince of Wales to Chartwell today and to introduce him to staff, volunteers and some of the many people across the world who have supported the appeal.”
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The National Churchill Library and Center in Washington, D.C.
By NATALIE M. ELLIS
Washington, D. C. is famous for the architecture that houses the primary institutions of the United States government and the lives of those that shape it. Lodged in the very center of this historic city is the National Churchill Library and Center, which is a now hosting the photographic exhibition Charting Churchill: An Architectural Biography of Sir Winston Churchill by Leslie Hossack with beautiful images drawn from her book of the same name. Read More >
Jon Meacham at the White House Historical Association
On June 7, more than 200 people gathered at the historic Decatur House on Lafayette Square in Washington, D. C. to listen to author and former Newsweek editor Jon Meacham discuss the relationship between President Franklin D. Roosevelt and Prime Minister Winston S. Churchill. The presentation was based on Meacham’s 2003 bestseller Franklin and Winston: An Intimate Portrait of an Epic Friendship. To watch a complete video of the event, please CLICK HERE. Read More >
By JIM LANCASTER
The popular Churchill Quiz is published exclusively online. Find out if you know as much about Sir Winston Churchill as you think you do and learn something new in the process. Each new edition of the quarterly feature is uploaded to the International Churchill Society website. The latest installment is now available. Click here to view the SUMMER edition of the quiz.
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By BRIAN KRAPF
This is a rather large and heavy plaster bust of Churchill measuring about 12 inches tall and 6 inches wide. He is depicted as still a fairly young man; the piece dates to 1924–1929 when he served as Chancellor of the Exchequer in the second Baldwin cabinet. For centuries British statesmen have been the subject of plaster busts, so there is no surprise that a figure as prominent as the Chancellor of the Exchequer would be recognized as well. Read More >