The Place to Find All Things Churchill

Letters – Finest Hour 188

Finest Hour 189, Third Quarter 2020

Page 05

Email: [email protected]

Coming in Finest Hour 190: Churchill’s Literary World

NANTUCKET—I’ve had a chance to devour the new edition on Churchill’s Prime Ministers. Loved the whole issue especially David Cameron’s introductory article. Big Congrats! Loved being a minor contributor.—Chris Matthews

TORONTO—Not being either a political or academic historian (my degree was sixty-nine years ago in forestry!), I had but a general concept of British history. This issue has made fascinating reading for me. You managed to collect an impressive lot of authors to detail WSC’s connection with 100+ years of varied, often difficult to follow, British parliamentary history. It is a masterful brief survey, for which I congratulate you. It must have been quite a task to tie it all so well together by having the story of each of the ten prime ministers told in a logical sequence. For us amateurs in the field, it is a fascinating read, so thank you.—Fraser M. McKee, CDR, RCNR (Ret.)

BALMORAL—[25 September 1928, to Clementine] My darling One, Here I am not at all tired by a racketing journey….I caught the Scottish Express at 12.45 a.m. at Rugby & motored on here this morning from Perth—a beautiful drive. There is no one here at all except the [Royal] Family, the Household & Queen [i.e., Princess] Elizabeth aged 2. This last is a character. She has an air of authority & reflectiveness astonishing in an infant.

The King [George V] is well—but ageing. He no longer stalks but goes out on the hill where the deer are moved about for him, & it may be that some loyal stag will do his duty. He and the Q [i.e., Queen Mary] asked much after you. With tender love, your devoted —W[inston]

Related Story

Join Now

Join or Renew NowPlease join with us to help preserve the memory of Winston Churchill and continue to explore how his life, experiences and leadership are ever-more relevant in today’s chaotic world. BENEFITS >BECOME A MEMBER >

The International Churchill Society (ICS), founded in 1968 shortly after Churchill's death, is the world’s preeminent member organisation dedicated to preserving the historic legacy of Sir Winston Churchill.

At a time when leadership is challenged at every turn, that legacy looms larger and remains more relevant than ever.