|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.
Copyprint. Churchill Papers, Churchill Archives Centre, Cambridge, U.K. (7.1)
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