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Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill, 1874-1965

  Image copyrightPA Born 30 November 1874 at Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire. Attended Harrow and Sandhurst before embarking on army career, seeing action in India, and Sudan Became Conservative MP in 1900, but in 1904 joined the Liberal Party. Cabinet

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Attitudes towards Islam

Paul Weston, chairman of the Liberty GB party, was arrested last year on suspicion of racial harassment after reading aloud some of Churchill’s thoughts on Islam. Weston was quoting from Churchill’s 1899 book The River War, in which he wrote: “How dreadful

Treatment of strikers

Churchill’s reputation as being anti-union primarily stems from an incident in 1910. His handling of the Tonypandy Riots that year was the source of much controversy and invited ill-feeling towards him in south Wales for the rest of his life.

Sidney Street siege

Not long after the Tonypandy Riots, Churchill was under fire for rash involvement of a different sort. The siege of Sidney Street was a gunfight in London’s East End in January 1911. Some 200 police surrounded the hideout of a

Role in Ireland

Role in Ireland

World 360 Oct 10, 2017

In January 1919 Churchill assumed the role of Secretary of State for War and Air. Eleven days later the Irish War of Independence began. Churchill’s role in Ireland is most associated with deploying the controversial “Black and Tans” to fight

Cash for influence

“In return for a fee of £5,000 two oil companies, Royal Dutch Shell and Burmah Anglo-Persian Oil Company [later BP], asked him to represent them in their application to the government for a merger,” Gilbert’s official biography stated. By modern