By RICHARD M. LANGWORTH
Churchill knew his Shakespeare and had a near-photographic memory. Darrell Holley’s Churchill’s Literary Allusions tells us he alludes to Shakespeare more than any other English author. King John, Richard III and Hamlet are his most frequent references. Henry V also moved and inspired him. He also closely read Richard II, generally accepting Shakespeare’s portrayal of his cruelty and vindictiveness.
Tags: Archibald Sinclair, Collected Essays, Darrell Holley, George V, Henry IV, John Jellicoe, John of Gaunt, Michael Wolff, Randolph Churchill, Richard II, Richard M. Langworth, Shakespeare, Winston S. Churchill,
By LUKE BARBRICK
For Churchill, history was a dynamic process rather than an inevitable course. To secure liberty in the future, this must be recognized.
Tags: Civilization, History, Human Nature, Knowledge, Liberty, Magna Carta, Socialism, The Fabians, Winston S. Churchill,
By THE CHURCHILL PROJECT
Q: In reviewing the 1940-45 visitors books at Chequers, I was struck by how often Professor Frederick Lindemann was there—far more than anyone except Churchill family and staff, more than Bracken and Beaverbrook, let alone the Chiefs of Staff. Lindemann practically lived there and was present whenever Churchill was. What do you make of him and what's best to read on him?