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Winston Churchill (1874-1965), Prime Minister

Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill

Sitter in 183 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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D33258

Winston Churchill

after Alfred Egerton Cooper
collotype, (1942)
NPG D33258

x86705

Winston Churchill

by Elliott & Fry
bromide print
NPG x86705

x32179

Winston Churchill

by Unknown photographer
half-plate glass negative, December 1899
NPG x32179

x32180

Winston Churchill

by Walter Stoneman
half-plate glass copy negative, 1899
NPG x32180

x194366

Winston Churchill

by Unknown photographer, for Camera Press
bromide press print, 1899
NPG x194366

x9446

Winston Churchill

by Walter Stoneman
copy negative, 1903
NPG x9446

x197883

'King Edward & His Empire Builders'

published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd
postcard print, circa 1907
NPG x197883

x189649

Winston Churchill

by Walter Stoneman
half-plate glass copy negative, November 1948 (April 1941)
NPG x189649

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

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

x34244

Winston Churchill

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 25 September 1949
NPG x34244

Ax136855

Winston Churchill at the Royal Society of Arts

by Howard Coster
vintage snapshot print, circa 1950
NPG Ax136855

Ax136857

Winston Churchill at the Royal Society of Arts

by Howard Coster
vintage snapshot print, circa 1950
NPG Ax136857

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