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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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Winston Churchill at the Royal Society of Arts

by Howard Coster
vintage snapshot print, circa 1950
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Winston Churchill at the Royal Society of Arts

by Howard Coster
vintage snapshot print, circa 1950
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Winston Churchill at the Royal Society of Arts

by Howard Coster
vintage snapshot print, circa 1950
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Winston Churchill at the Royal Society of Arts

by Howard Coster
vintage snapshot print, circa 1950
NPG Ax136861

x199077

Winston Churchill giving his 80th birthday speech at Westminster Hall

by Jack Esten, for Reuters
bromide press print, 30 November 1954
NPG x199077

x38189

Winston Churchill

by Paul Laib
whole-plate negative, 1957
NPG x38189

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Winston Churchill

by Paul Laib
whole-plate cellulose film negative, 1957
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Winston Churchill

by Paul Laib
whole-plate cellulose film negative, 1957
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Winston Churchill

by Paul Laib
whole-plate cellulose film negative, 1957
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Winston Churchill

by Paul Laib
whole-plate cellulose film negative, 1957
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Winston Churchill

by Paul Laib
whole-plate cellulose film negative, 1957
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Winston Churchill

by Paul Laib
whole-plate cellulose film negative, 1957
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Winston Churchill

by Paul Laib
whole-plate cellulose film negative, 1957
NPG x38196

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Winston Churchill

by Paul Laib
whole-plate cellulose film negative, 1957
NPG x38198

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Winston Churchill

by Paul Laib
whole-plate cellulose film negative, 1957
NPG x38199

x6122

Winston Churchill

by Unknown photographer
bromide print, circa 1960
NPG x6122

x176816

Winston Churchill

by Elliott & Fry, copied by Bassano Ltd
half-plate film negative, 16 January 1967
NPG x176816

D45032

Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill ('Men of the Day. No. 792.')

by Sir Leslie Ward
chromolithograph, published in Vanity Fair 27 September 1900
NPG D45032

D33259

Winston Churchill

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

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