|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."
Copyprint. New York World-Telegram & Sun Collection, Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (48)
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