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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.

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D33259

Winston Churchill

by Robert Sargent Austin, printed by The Baynard Press
chromolithograph, published 1943
NPG D33259

D33256

The Portrait (Winston Churchill)

after Victor Weisz
halftone offset lithograph, published 1954
NPG D33256

D18097

The Portrait (Winston Churchill)

after Victor Weisz
halftone offset lithograph, published 1954
NPG D18097

D33257

Winston Churchill

published by The Times Publishing Company Limited, after Sir Oswald Birley
colour offset lithograph, published 1965 (1946)
NPG D33257

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