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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
Image: Winston Churchill and Clementine Hozier, 1908
Winston Churchill and Clementine Hozier, 1908
Entranced by the beauty, intelligence, and character of the poor, but well-born, Clementine Hozier, Churchill welcomed an opportunity to be alone with her. Strolling together on the Blenheim Palace grounds, they took refuge from a sudden rainstorm in a small building. There he used all of his formidable eloquence to persuade her to marry him. She accepted, and in September 1908, as Winston later wrote, "I married and lived happily ever afterwards."
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Copyprint. New York World-Telegram & Sun Collection, Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (48)

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