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Winston Churchill

(1874-1965), Prime Minister

Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill

Sitter in 209 portraits
Churchill was born at Blenheim Palace, his family's estate. In 1900, he entered parliament and by 1911 he had become First Lord of the Admiralty. He resigned in 1915, having been held responsible for the failure of the Dardanelles expedition. He saw active service in World War I, before returning to ministerial office in 1917. As Chancellor of the Exchequer, he returned Britain to the gold standard, which led to the General Strike of 1926. He resigned in 1931, opposing his party's policy of self-government for India. He consistently opposed appeasement with Hitler, and challenged Chamberlain's leadership in 1940, succeeding him as Prime Minister to become Britain's greatest war-time leader.

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Winston Churchill at the 'Battle of Stepney', by Unknown photographer - NPG x194246

Winston Churchill at the 'Battle of Stepney'

by Unknown photographer
vintage print, January 1911
NPG x194246

Winston Churchill, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x83586

Winston Churchill

by Bassano Ltd
bromide print, 1911
NPG x83586

Clementine Ogilvy Spencer-Churchill (née Hozier), Baroness Spencer-Churchill; Winston Churchill, by Unknown photographer - NPG x137584

Clementine Ogilvy Spencer-Churchill (née Hozier), Baroness Spencer-Churchill; Winston Churchill

by Unknown photographer
halftone reproduction tear sheet, published 4 October 1913
On display in Room 31 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG x137584

Winston Churchill, by Elliott & Fry - NPG x27772

Winston Churchill

by Elliott & Fry
photogravure, circa 1914
On display in Room 31 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG x27772

Sir William Robert Robertson, 1st Bt and Winston Churchill with unidentified others, by Unknown photographer - NPG x32105

Sir William Robert Robertson, 1st Bt and Winston Churchill with unidentified others

by Unknown photographer
bromide print, August 1919
On display in Room 31 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG x32105

Winston Churchill inspecting a guard of honour, by Unknown photographer - NPG x32181

Winston Churchill inspecting a guard of honour

by Unknown photographer
half-plate glass negative, August 1919
NPG x32181

Winston Churchill, by James Russell & Sons - NPG x21827

Winston Churchill

by James Russell & Sons
bromide print, 1920
NPG x21827

Winston Churchill, by Edward Russell, for  James Russell & Sons - NPG x38181

Winston Churchill

by Edward Russell, for James Russell & Sons
bromide print, 1920
NPG x38181

Winston Churchill, by James Russell & Sons, published by  J. Millhoff & Co Ltd - NPG x196375

Winston Churchill

by James Russell & Sons, published by J. Millhoff & Co Ltd
bromide cigarette card, 1920; published circa 1930
NPG x196375

Winston Churchill, by Vandyk - NPG x129685

Winston Churchill

by Vandyk
12 x 10 inch glass plate negative (copy of bromide print with pencil drawing), 1923, copied on 15 April 1926
NPG x129685

David Lloyd George, 1st Earl Lloyd-George; Winston Churchill, by Daily Herald - NPG x88294

David Lloyd George, 1st Earl Lloyd-George; Winston Churchill

by Daily Herald
modern bromide print from original negative, December 1934
NPG x88294

Probably Josephine ('Posy') Lee Guinness (née Strangman); Winston Churchill, by Lady Evelyn Hilda Stuart Moyne (née Erskine) - NPG Ax138135

Probably Josephine ('Posy') Lee Guinness (née Strangman); Winston Churchill

by Lady Evelyn Hilda Stuart Moyne (née Erskine)
bromide print, 1934
NPG Ax138135

Walter Edward Guinness, 1st Baron Moyne of Bury St Edmunds; Winston Churchill, by Lady Evelyn Hilda Stuart Moyne (née Erskine) - NPG Ax138139

Walter Edward Guinness, 1st Baron Moyne of Bury St Edmunds; Winston Churchill

by Lady Evelyn Hilda Stuart Moyne (née Erskine)
bromide print, 1934
NPG Ax138139

Winston Churchill; Clementine (née Hozier), Baroness Spencer-Churchill, by Lady Evelyn Hilda Stuart Moyne (née Erskine) - NPG Ax138143

Winston Churchill; Clementine (née Hozier), Baroness Spencer-Churchill

by Lady Evelyn Hilda Stuart Moyne (née Erskine)
bromide print, 1934
NPG Ax138143

Winston Churchill; Clementine (née Hozier), Baroness Spencer-Churchill, by Lady Evelyn Hilda Stuart Moyne (née Erskine) - NPG Ax138144

Winston Churchill; Clementine (née Hozier), Baroness Spencer-Churchill

by Lady Evelyn Hilda Stuart Moyne (née Erskine)
bromide print, 1934
NPG Ax138144

Winston Churchill; Violet Pearman, by Lady Evelyn Hilda Stuart Moyne (née Erskine) - NPG Ax138154

Winston Churchill; Violet Pearman

by Lady Evelyn Hilda Stuart Moyne (née Erskine)
bromide print, 1934
NPG Ax138154

Winston Churchill, by Lady Evelyn Hilda Stuart Moyne (née Erskine) - NPG Ax138188

Winston Churchill

by Lady Evelyn Hilda Stuart Moyne (née Erskine)
bromide print, 1934
NPG Ax138188

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