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Bulletin #130 – Apr 2019

Winston in Washington 2019 Churchill Conference in US Capital

Registration is now open for the 36th International Churchill Conference, which will take place in Washington, D.C. at the Georgetown Marriott October 29–31. To register, please CLICK HERE.

This year’s conference will have the theme “Churchill: Masters of our Fate.” The opening night reception will take place at Anderson House, the historic headquarters of the Society of the Cincinnati. Read More >

Brexit Debate NCLC Hosts Timely Panel Discussion

On March 19, the National Churchill Library and Center on the campus of the George Washington University in Washington, D.C. welcomed a distinguished panel of guests to discuss the past, present, and future of Brexit, the UK, and the EU. British Deputy Ambassador to the United States Michael Tatham provided insight into the current stance of 10 Downing Street and advised that “to be successful with Brexit, we have to be resolutely forward thinking.” Read More >

Trust the People Lord Randolph Churchill’s Words Resonate Today

Winston Churchill memorized many of the speeches made by his father Lord Randolph and took their words closely to heart. The following remarks were reproduced by Winston in the biography that he published about his father in 1906: Read More >

All Creatures Great and Small Churchill’s Life Through Animals

Piers Brendon, Churchill’s Bestiary: His Life Through Animals, Michael O’Mara Books, 2018, 320 pages, £20. ISBN 978–1789290509


At first sight this book looks like just another addition to the pile of trivial and redundant Churchilliana seemingly published on the assumption that anything with Churchill’s name in the title can be expected to sell. But on this occasion first impressions are entirely wrong. In Churchill’s Bestiary Piers Brendon has compiled a book which is scholarly, original and beautifully written, and casts fresh light on an important and underestimated side of Churchill’s protean character. Read More >

Churchill Style The Art of Being Winston Churchill: Bibliophile


Soon after his appointment as Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies in December 1905, Winston Churchill moved into a townhouse at 12 Bolton Street near Green Park and the Ritz Hotel. He then embarked on an astonishing book-buying spree, building an exceptional gentleman’s library. Read More >

Churchilliana Churchill Collectables: Wartime Avon Ware Toby Mug


The stern and determined looking face of Winston Churchill was modeled by the Avon Company in 1941. Not to be confused with the cosmetic company, Avon was a major porcelain manufacturer that produced toby mugs and jugs that are popular amongst collectors and known as Avon ware. Read More >

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