50 years ago today saw the death of Winston Churchill who along with Charles Darwin are in my view the two greatest Britons. Churchill was imperfect and certainly made many mistakes – some huge and ghastly but nevertheless he did change the course of Europe at the very time it was needed.
There is a new website all about Churchill, his achievements, his failures and his quotes – see here.
In Kent – not far off the M25 – now owned and managed by the National Trust and well worth a visit – I expect with all the Churchill hype it will be pretty busy this year!
I’ve just finished reading Boris Johnson’s appraisal of Churchill – Boris may or may not be your of tea but he is a good writer and this book is well researched, informative and compelling. Much shorter than a lot of the other books on the man and certainly shorter than the tomes Winston wrote himself!