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Winston Churchill

(1874-1965), Prime Minister

Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill

Sitter in 212 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, by Lady Evelyn Hilda Stuart Moyne (née Erskine) - NPG Ax183188

Winston Churchill

by Lady Evelyn Hilda Stuart Moyne (née Erskine)
bromide print, 1934
NPG Ax183188

Unknown man; Winston Churchill, by Lady Evelyn Hilda Stuart Moyne (née Erskine) - NPG Ax183190

Unknown man; Winston Churchill

by Lady Evelyn Hilda Stuart Moyne (née Erskine)
bromide print, 1934
NPG Ax183190

Winston Churchill, by Lady Evelyn Hilda Stuart Moyne (née Erskine) - NPG Ax183198

Winston Churchill

by Lady Evelyn Hilda Stuart Moyne (née Erskine)
bromide print, 1934
NPG Ax183198

Winston Churchill; probably Josephine ('Posy') Lee Guinness (née Strangman), by Lady Evelyn Hilda Stuart Moyne (née Erskine) - NPG Ax183209

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

by Lady Evelyn Hilda Stuart Moyne (née Erskine)
bromide print, 1934
NPG Ax183209

Walter Edward Guinness, 1st Baron Moyne of Bury St Edmunds; Frederick Gerard Peake; Winston Churchill, by Lady Evelyn Hilda Stuart Moyne (née Erskine) - NPG Ax183253

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

by Lady Evelyn Hilda Stuart Moyne (née Erskine)
bromide print, 1934
NPG Ax183253

Winston Churchill reviewing the police in Jericho, by Lady Evelyn Hilda Stuart Moyne (née Erskine) - NPG Ax183254

Winston Churchill reviewing the police in Jericho

by Lady Evelyn Hilda Stuart Moyne (née Erskine)
bromide print, 1934
NPG Ax183254

Winston Churchill and others, by Lady Evelyn Hilda Stuart Moyne (née Erskine) - NPG Ax183283

Winston Churchill and others

by Lady Evelyn Hilda Stuart Moyne (née Erskine)
bromide print, October 1934
NPG Ax183283

Winston Churchill and other (Herculaneum, Italy), by Lady Evelyn Hilda Stuart Moyne (née Erskine) - NPG Ax183302

Winston Churchill and other (Herculaneum, Italy)

by Lady Evelyn Hilda Stuart Moyne (née Erskine)
bromide print, October 1934
NPG Ax183302

Winston Churchill, by Lady Evelyn Hilda Stuart Moyne (née Erskine) - NPG Ax183303

Winston Churchill

by Lady Evelyn Hilda Stuart Moyne (née Erskine)
bromide print, October 1934
NPG Ax183303

Clementine Ogilvy Spencer-Churchill (née Hozier), Baroness Spencer-Churchill; Winston Churchill, by Lady Evelyn Hilda Stuart Moyne (née Erskine) - NPG Ax183304

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

by Lady Evelyn Hilda Stuart Moyne (née Erskine)
bromide print, October 1934
NPG Ax183304

Winston Churchill, possibly by Lady Evelyn Hilda Stuart Moyne (née Erskine) - NPG x183308

Winston Churchill

possibly by Lady Evelyn Hilda Stuart Moyne (née Erskine)
bromide print, circa 1934
NPG x183308

Winston Churchill, by Unknown photographer - NPG x6120

Winston Churchill

by Unknown photographer
postcard print, circa 1939
NPG x6120

Winston Churchill, by Cecil Beaton - NPG x40055

Winston Churchill

by Cecil Beaton
bromide print, 1940
NPG x40055

Winston Churchill, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x26687

Winston Churchill

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate nitrate negative, 18 January 1940
NPG x26687

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