The story of one of the most famous of all British families – the Churchills
There never was a Churchill from John of Marlborough down who had either morals or principles’, so said Gladstone. From the First Duke of Marlborough – soldier of genius, restless empire-builder and cuckolder of Charles II – onwards, the Churchills have been politicians, gamblers and profligates, heroes and womanisers.
The Churchills is a richly layered portrait of an extraordinary set of men and women – grandly ambitious, regularly impecunious, impulsive, arrogant and brave. And towering above the Churchill clan is the figure of Winston – his failures and his triumphs shown in a new and revealing context – ultimately our ‘greatest Briton’.
Author: Mary S Lovell