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Bulletin #94 – Apr 2016

A free journal published monthly by The Churchill CentreEditor: David Freeman, Ph.D.  Contact the Editor via e-mail here.Executive Director: Lee Pollock

Sensational Sacerdotal Surprise

Churchill’s Longtime Private Secretary Revealed to be the True Father of the Archbishop of Canterbury

Welby  AMBArchbishop Justin Welby (left) and his father Anthony Montague Browne

LONDON—The Daily Telegraph newspaper scored a major scoop on April 8th when its headline announced that DNA testing has proven that Sir Winston Churchill’s onetime Private Secretary, Sir Anthony Montague Browne, was the biological father of the present Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Reverend Justin Welby. Montague Browne was an honorary member of The Churchill Centre from 1982 until his death in 2013. His book Long Sunset chronicled the dozen years he worked for Churchill.

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Announcing “Churchill Allies”

The Ultimate Search Engine for Churchill Content

Churchill Allies Churchill Allies is a collection of organisations with a common interest in Winston S Churchill. The content from the websites of each of these partner organisations is collected here together to create one authoritative source on the Internet to search for information about Churchill. Read More >

Meet Chartwell’s House Manager

KATHERINE BARNETT is House and Collections Manager for the National Trust at Churchill’s Beloved Country Home

Katherine Barnett  Jock

The Chartwell Bulletin recently met with Katherine Barnett (pictured above with Jock VI) to discuss her responsibilities as House and Collections Manager at Chartwell Manor, the National Trust property in Westerham, Kent that was the home of Sir Winston Churchill for forty years.

CB: How did you come to be House and Collections Manager of Chartwell?

KB: I started working at Chartwell in 2014, following a lifelong interest in history and having studied at Durham University. After that I studied for a Masters Degree in Museum and Artefact Studies and went on to work in the commercial world of art and antiques. I longed to get back into heritage as I really missed learning about and sharing my passion for history. After some time working for the National Trust at a different property, the opportunity to join the Chartwell team arose and I couldn’t apply quickly enough. I’ve been fascinated by early twentieth-century history for as long as I can remember so looking after the house and collection at Chartwell is a dream job—I really do have to pinch myself! Read More >

Sinews of Peace Celebrated

Washington, D. C. Program Engages Young Professionals with Churchill Legacy and U.S.-U.K. Special Relationship

UK Embassy DinnerL–R: Prof. Richard Aldous, Lee Pollock, Amb. Sir Kim Darroch, Kwame Kwei-Armah, and Amb. Matthew Barzun
This past March marked the seventieth anniversary of Churchill’s visit along with President Harry S. Truman to Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri, where the former Prime Minister delivered a speech that he called “The Sinews of Peace” but which is best remembered for introducing the term “Iron Curtain.” To mark the occasion, which signaled the importance of the Anglo-American “Special Relationship” as a bulwark for international peace and cooperation, The Churchill Centre partnered with the British Embassy in Washington. Read More >

The Atlantic Charter at 75

Secret Encounter that Shaped World History Will be Commemorated in Canada this August

Atlantic Charter

It is perhaps one of the most important, yet least-known moments in Canadian history, an event that set out a future of peace when the world was enveloped in conflict and despair. In early August 1941, just off the tiny town of Ship Harbour in Newfoundland’s Placentia Bay, two of the giants of the twentieth century had their first formal meeting. Winston Churchill and Franklin Roosevelt would meet many times, but this first encounter defined their relationship. Read More >

The Churchill Quiz—Spring Edition

Test Your Knowledge of Churchill

Churchill quiz

The popular Churchill Quiz is published exclusively online. Find out if you know as much about Sir Winston Churchill as you think you do and learn something new in the process. Each new edition of the quarterly feature is uploaded to The Churchill Centre website. The latest installment is now available. To view the SPRING edition of the quiz, please CLICK HERE.

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2016 Churchill Conference in Washington

Registration Opens for the 33rd International Churchill Conference,
27–29 October at the Historic Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D. C.

2016 Conference header

“Churchill: Friends and Contemporaries” will be the theme of The Churchill Centre’s Thirty-third International Conference, which will take place in Washington, D. C. in conjunction with the opening of the National Churchill Library on the campus of The George Washington University. Registration is now open. To register online, please CLICK HERE. To book rooms at the Mayflower Hotel, please CLICK HERE or call  1-877-212-5752 and quote “The 33rd International Churchill Conference, October 27–29.” Read More >

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