Spring 1887 (Age 12)

After precipitously offering his resignation to Lord Salisbury, Lord Randolph was now out of power. Winston loyally supported his father’s interest in the Primrose League, a Conservative organization founded by Lord Randolph and Sir Henry Drummond Wolff in 1883 to honour the memory of Disraeli.

On 24 May Winston wrote to Lady Randolph, “About a dozen boys have joined the Primrose League since yesterday. I am among the number and intend to join the one down here, and also the one which you have in London. Would you send me a nice badge as well as a paper of Diploma, for I want to belong to yours most tremendously.”

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