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 RANDOLPH S. CHURCHILL
Remarks by Randolph S. Churchill, Winston Churchill's great-grandson, at a dinner hosted by Hillsdale College on 14 June 2019 in celebration of the completion of the Official Biography of Sir Winston Churchill. The biography was begun in 1962 by Churchill's son, Randolph, and continued by Martin Gilbert until 2012, when Larry P. Arnn of Hillsdale College was appointed editor.
Tags: Darkest Hour, Franklin Roosevelt, Hillsdale College, Isaiah Berlin, Jennie Jerome, Larry Arnn, Martin Gilbert, Official Biography, Randolph Churchill, Ronald Reagan, Wendell Willkie, Winston Churchill,