By 1918, aged 44, Churchill had already led a full life.
He had long been a public figure. He had served in action as an Army Officer in India and Sudan, and had been an ‘observer’ in Cuba and South Africa. He had become a prolific journalist and author. He was an MP and had served in the Cabinets of both Asquith and Lloyd George. He had had more than his share of life’s ups and downs by 1918.
Yet for all that he had achieved, he is today best remembered for his later wartime leadership, which lies outside our immediate course of study.
22nd April: Family background, birth, and early childhood
29th April: Harrow, Sandhurst, and death of father
6th May: Cuba and India
13th May: With Kitchener in The Sudan
20th May: Turns from soldiering to politics
27th May: Boer War
No class on 3rd June (Half Term)
10th June: MP and change of Parties
17th June: Reforming Minister and Marriage
24th June: First Lord of The Admiralty 1911-15
1st July: Gallipoli
8th July: On the Western Front
15th July: Back in Government
William Tyler MBE is freelance educator, lecturing, public speaking, writing and consultancy with a main focus on History. He was the Principal of The City Lit, Britain’s largest college of adult education. He was his awarded his MBE for services to education