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Churchill and the Great Republic
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INTRODUCTION
TIMELINE
THEMES
  Forebears and Family
Warrior for Empire
Visits to America
American Presidents
The Communicator
The Politician
World War II
Cold Warrior
The Long Sunset
OBJECTS
Studio portrait of Lord and Lady Randolph Churchill, ca. 1874
Winston's parents, Lord and Lady Randolph Churchill, gave him a heritage in both Great Britain and the United States. Lord Randolph was the son, though not heir, to the Duke of Marlborough, as he had an older brother to succeed to the title. Lady Randolph was christened "Jeannette" and was the second daughter of Leonard Jerome, the New York entrepreneur and founder of the American Jockey Club. Though born in Brooklyn, she was educated largely in Paris.

Object Details:
Copyprint. Churchill Papers, Churchill Archives Centre, Cambridge, U.K. (7.1)


Related Theme:
Forebears and Family
Image: Studio portrait of Lord and Lady Randolph Churchill, ca. 1874
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