Search the Collections

Winston Churchill (1874-1965), Prime Minister

Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill

Sitter in 165 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.

List Thumbnail

x6125

Winston Churchill

by A.C. Cooper
bromide print
NPG x6125

x6126

Winston Churchill

by A.C. Cooper
bromide print
NPG x6126

x6127

Winston Churchill

by A.C. Cooper
bromide print
NPG x6127

x6128

Winston Churchill

by A.C. Cooper
bromide print
NPG x6128

x6129

Winston Churchill

by A.C. Cooper
bromide print
NPG x6129

x6130

Winston Churchill

by A.C. Cooper
bromide print
NPG x6130

x6131

Winston Churchill

by A.C. Cooper
bromide print
NPG x6131

x6132

Winston Churchill

by A.C. Cooper
bromide print
NPG x6132

x21827

Winston Churchill

by James Russell & Sons
bromide print, circa 1920
NPG x21827

x1772

Winston Churchill

by Howard Coster
bromide print
NPG x1772

x1774

Winston Churchill

by Howard Coster
bromide print
NPG x1774

x2197

Winston Churchill

by Howard Coster
bromide print
NPG x2197

x2198

Winston Churchill

by Howard Coster
bromide print
NPG x2198

x165590

Winston Churchill

by Walter Stoneman
copy negative, April 1941
NPG x165590

x6138

Winston Churchill

by Walter Stoneman
bromide print, 1 April 1941
NPG x6138

x6139

Winston Churchill

by Walter Stoneman
bromide print, 1 April 1941
NPG x6139

x5912

Winston Churchill

by Walter Stoneman
copy negative, copied February 1942
NPG x5912

x136175

Diana, Viscountess Norwich (Lady Diana Cooper); Winston Churchill

probably by Virginia Surtees
vintage snapshot print, circa 1946
NPG x136175

x136176

Group at Chantilly

probably by Virginia Surtees
vintage snapshot print, circa 1946
NPG x136176

x136243

Group at Chantilly

by Virginia Surtees
vintage snapshot print, circa 1946
NPG x136243

Family Tree

Churchill