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Churchill and the Great Republic
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INTRODUCTION
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THEMES
  Forebears and Family
Warrior for Empire
Visits to America
American Presidents
The Communicator
The Politician
World War II
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The Long Sunset
OBJECTS
"Lady Randolph Churchill's Engagement," [Philadelphia] Public Ledger, July 21, 1900
Popular interest in Churchill's glamorous and irrepressible mother was increased by reports in July 1900 of her marriage to George Cornwallis West, a handsome British Army officer. He was twenty years younger than Jennie, and only sixteen days older than Winston. The Churchill family demonstrated their support for Jennie by attending the wedding, but the groom's parents, who disapproved of the match, stayed away. This news clipping announcing the couple's engagement is from an American paper and appeared seven days before the wedding.

Object Details:
Newspaper clipping. Moreton Frewen Papers, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress (39)


Related Theme:
Forebears and Family
Image: "Lady Randolph Churchill's Engagement," [Philadelphia] Public Ledger, July 21, 1900
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