First Lady: The Life and Wars of Clementine Churchill
Partner Event—First Lady: The Life and Wars of Clementine Churchill
Without Winston Churchill's inspiring leadership, Britain would not have survived its darkest hour against the Nazi menace. Without his wife Clementine, however, he might never have become Prime Minister. Not only was Clementine Winston's emotional rock and most trusted confidante, she exerted influence over him and the government that would seem scandalous to modern eyes. Her charm and humanitarian efforts earned her deep respect from the public and behind closed doors at Whitehall. In Winston, she found a partner, and in his career she found her mission as Britain's "First Lady." Journalist Sonia Purnell explores the peculiar dynamics of this fascinating marriage. From personal and political upheavals, through the Churchills' "wilderness years" in the 1930s, to Clementine's efforts during World War II, Ms. Purnell presents the inspiring but often ignored story of one of the most important women in modern history.
This lecture is presented by Royal Oak Foundation and is preceded by a book signing and reception at 6pm.
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