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Lord Randolph Churchill
By CHARLES LYSAGHT
Winston Churchill was not a man to bear grudges, and firmly admired the Irish. Yet he was strangely oblivious to the widespread, albeit not universal, hostility still felt towards him in nationalist Ireland. In 1953 he faced a libel action in Ireland arising out of his memoirs. It was brought by Eric Dorman-Smith, an Irish-born general whom he had dismissed during the Desert War. He expressed doubt that “an Irish jury would necessarily be unfair or that they would be prejudiced against me.” His legal advisers knew better. They made sure the case was settled before it got to be heard before a jury in Dublin. When Churchill died in 1965, de Valera, now President of Ireland, lauded him as a great Englishman. He could not omit to add the rider that Churchill had been a “dangerous enemy” of the Irish people.
Tags: Anglo-Irish Treaty, Black and Tans, Bourke Cockran, Charles Lysaght, Éamon de Valera, Fianna Fáil, Irish Home Rule, Irish Nationalists, Irish Volunteers, Lord Randolph Churchill, Michael Collins, Neville Chamberlain, Sinn Féin, Third Home Rule bill, Winston S. Churchill,
By JOSIAH LEINBACH
Churchill looked back on the past with reverence and with regularity—thankfully so, for we owe him the same debt we owe to our history: gratitude.
Tags: David Lindsay Keir, edmund burke, Edward Gibbon, George Santayana, Harrow, Henry Hallam, J.H. Plumb, Joseph Addison, Josiah Leinbach, Lady Randolph Churchill, Lord Randolph Churchill, Neville Chamberlain, Sandhurst, Thomas Babington Macaulay, Tribe of Issachar, Two-Power Standard, William Shakespeare, Winston S. Churchill,
By RICHARD M. LANGWORTH
Churchill's racial epithets were extremely rare. Most of the few that do exist come from only one source—which leads one to question how reliable it is.
Tags: Alfred Duff Cooper, Anthony Eden, D.F. Malan, Desmond Moreton, Dwight Eisenhower, H.L. Mencken, Jacky Fisher, Jan Smuts, John Dill, Lady Randolph Churchill, Leopold Amery, Lord Moran, Lord Randolph Churchill, Maurice Hankey, Montagu Porch, Mussolini, My African Journey, Thomas Birley, Tirthankar Roy, William F. Buckley Jr., William Manchester, Winston S. Churchill,
By FRED GLUECKSTEIN
The Churchills, father and son, had close friendships with prominent, talented Jews. One was Nathaniel Mayer “Natty” Rothschild, First Baron Rothschild, head of the British branch of the famous banking family. He was the first Jewish member of the House of Lords. Another was Sir Ernest Joseph Cassel, also of Jewish origin, though he became a Catholic in 1880. A renowned merchant banker and financier, Sir Ernest was young Winston’s mentor, financial consultant and lifelong friend.
Tags: Aswan Low Dam, Clementine Churchill, Edwina Mountbatten, Ernest Cassel, Frances Duchess of Marlborough, John Strange Spencer Churchill, King Edward VII, Lord Alfred Douglas, Lord Randolph Churchill, Marquess of Queensberry, Maurice de Hirsch, Mountbatten of Burma, Nathaniel “Natty” Rothschild, National Bank of Egypt, Oscar Wilde, Winston S. Churchill,
By ANTOINE CAPET
Churchill was an early and steady supporter of a Channel Tunnel, which was first proposed in 1751. For most of his life he joined in lively and almost continuous discussion of “a fixed link with the Continent.” Indeed, during the 1924-1929 Conservative government, Churchill was seen as “the leading political advocate of a tunnel.”
Tags: Antoine Capet, Arthur Balfour, Austen Chamberlain, Channel Tunnel Company, Churchill Documents, conscience vote, David Lloyd George, Douglas Haig, Entente Cordiale, European Coal and Steel Community, Free Vote, George Curzon, H.H. Asquith, Herbert Kitchener, Herbert Morrison, Jean Monnet, Joseph Chamberlain, Lord Randolph Churchill, Maurice Hankey, Operation Sea Lion, Prince Louis of Battenberg, Ramsay MacDonald, Samuel Hoare, Sir Henry Wilson, Sir John Fisher, Sir John French, Stanley Baldwin, W.H. Smith, Winston S. Churchill,
By RICHARD M. LANGWORTH
These are just a few of the classical authors Churchill read in his self-education as a young man. They form an adjunct to the more recent and direct inspirations, the figures of more recent centuries.
Tags: Andrew Roberts, Aristotle, Bourke Cockran, Cicero, Duke of Marlborough, Georges Clemenceau, Great Contemporaries, Horatio Nelson, John Morley, Justin Lyons, Leo Strauss, Lord Randolph Churchill, Napoleon, Paul Rahe, Plato, Richard M. Langworth, Shakespeare, Socrates, Thucydides, War of Spanish Succession, Winston S. Churchill, Xenophon,
By JAMES W. MULLER
Dr. James Muller analyzes the early life of Winston Churchilll through the film "Young Winston" and Churchill's autobiography
Tags: Anne Bancroft, Harrow, John Farmer, Leo Amery, Lord Randolph Churchill, My Early Life, Richard Attenborough, Robert Shaw, Simon Ward, Winston Churchill, Young Winston,
By DAVID LOUGH
The editor of their correspondence reflects on his work, with insights into the supportive relationship between Churchill and his mother Jennie.
Tags: 5th Marquess of Salisbury, 7th Duke of Marlborough, David Lough, Elizabeth Everest, George Cornwallis-West, H.H. Kitchener, Jennie Jerome, Lady Randolph Churchill, Lord Randolph Churchill, Montagu Porch, My Early Life, Sandhurst, Winston S. Churchill,
By JOHN H. MATHER MD
Over a century on, it is impossible to say what killed Sir Winston's father. But current evidence argues against the frequent claim of syphilis
Tags: Celia Sandys, Clementine Churchill, Frank Harris, Lord Randolph Churchill, Lord Rosebery, Mary SOames, Robson Roose, Thomas Buzzard, Wilfrid Blunt, William Osler, Winston S. Churchill,
By RICHARD M. LANGWORTH
Irish self-determination is something Churchill is alleged to have opposed. The truth is quite different. Readers will do well to understand the nuances.
Tags: "The Dream", David Lloyd George, Éamon de Valera, H.H. Asquith, Henry Grattan, Irish Home Rule, Irish Treaty, King George VI, Lord Randolph Churchill, Michael Collins, Paddy Finucane, Paul Addison, Republic of Ireland Act 1948, Sean T. O'Kelly,