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Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill Focusing on his Political Career
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- Submitted: 13/01/2005
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Sir Winston Churchill
A biography of Sir Winston Churchill is almost a history of 20th century Britain. Churchill was involved in every important event of his country from the Boer War to World War II. He served six British monarchs, from Queen Victoria to Elizabeth II. Through his life he was a statesman, soldier, author, journalist and twice prime minister, Churchill's career has no parallel in modern history.
The Early Years
Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill was born at Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire, England, on November 30, 1874. His father, Lord Randolph Churchill, was a brilliant politician. His mother was the American Jennie Jerome. One of his ancestors was John Churchill, Duke of Marlborough, a great military hero.
Winston Churchill himself showed no early signs of greatness. He was in fact a stubborn, red-haired boy and a poor student. He spent four years at Harrow School at the very bottom of his class. However during this time he showed that he had a remarkable memory similar to his father's. He particularly enjoyed English.
From early childhood soldiers and warfare fascinated Churchill and he often played with a large collection of lead
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