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By ANDREW ROBERTS
The Splendid and the Vile is the story of the London Blitz, from the moment that Winston Churchill became prime minister on 10 May 1940, until the Luftwaffe raid that destroyed the parts of the House of Commons exactly one year later, coincidentally on the same night that Rudolf Hess flew to Scotland.
Tags: Alex Hardinge, Andrew Roberts, Averell Harriman, Dunkirk, Erik Larson, Hermann Göring, Joseph Goebbels, King George VI, London Blitz, Mary SOames, Pamela Churchill, Randolph Churchill, Rudolf Hess, Stalingrad, Winston S. Churchill,
By SIR MARTIN GILBERT
Sir Martin’s reflections after finishing the final narrative volume are reprised as Hillsdale completes the final document volume in the Great Biography.
Tags: Clementine Churchill, Enigma, Lord Moran, Martin Gilbert, Merton College Oxford, Michael Wolff, Pamela Lytton, Randolph Churchill, Winston S. Churchill,
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,