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Winston Churchill

(1874-1965), Prime Minister

Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill

20th Century Portraits Catalogue Entry

Sitter in 222 portraits
Churchill was born at Blenheim Palace, his family's estate. After serving in the army, he entered parliament in 1900 and was appointed First Lord of the Admiralty in 1911. Held responsible for the failure of the Dardanelles expedition, he resigned in 1915. 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 Walter Stoneman - NPG x189235

Winston Churchill

by Walter Stoneman
half-plate glass negative, December 1947
NPG x189235

Sarah Churchill; Winston Churchill, by Planet News - NPG x184313

Sarah Churchill; Winston Churchill

by Planet News
bromide press print, 21 May 1948
NPG x184313

Winston Churchill, by Tim Gidal - NPG x138997

Winston Churchill

by Tim Gidal
vintage bromide print, 1948
NPG x138997

Winston Churchill, published by R.A. (Postcards) Ltd. - NPG x198142

Winston Churchill

published by R.A. (Postcards) Ltd.
bromide postcard print, circa 1949
NPG x198142

Winston Churchill at the Royal Society of Arts, by Howard Coster - NPG Ax136854

Winston Churchill at the Royal Society of Arts

by Howard Coster
vintage snapshot print, circa 1950
NPG Ax136854

Winston Churchill at the Royal Society of Arts, by Howard Coster - NPG Ax136855

Winston Churchill at the Royal Society of Arts

by Howard Coster
vintage snapshot print, circa 1950
NPG Ax136855

Winston Churchill at the Royal Society of Arts, by Howard Coster - NPG Ax136856

Winston Churchill at the Royal Society of Arts

by Howard Coster
vintage snapshot print, circa 1950
NPG Ax136856

Winston Churchill at the Royal Society of Arts, by Howard Coster - NPG Ax136857

Winston Churchill at the Royal Society of Arts

by Howard Coster
vintage snapshot print, circa 1950
NPG Ax136857

Winston Churchill at the Royal Society of Arts, by Howard Coster - NPG Ax136858

Winston Churchill at the Royal Society of Arts

by Howard Coster
vintage snapshot print, circa 1950
NPG Ax136858

Winston Churchill at the Royal Society of Arts, by Howard Coster - NPG Ax136859

Winston Churchill at the Royal Society of Arts

by Howard Coster
vintage snapshot print, circa 1950
NPG Ax136859

Winston Churchill at the Royal Society of Arts, by Howard Coster - NPG Ax136860

Winston Churchill at the Royal Society of Arts

by Howard Coster
vintage snapshot print, circa 1950
NPG Ax136860

Winston Churchill at the Royal Society of Arts, by Howard Coster - NPG Ax136861

Winston Churchill at the Royal Society of Arts

by Howard Coster
vintage snapshot print, circa 1950
NPG Ax136861

Winston Churchill at the Royal Society of Arts, by Howard Coster - NPG Ax136862

Winston Churchill at the Royal Society of Arts

by Howard Coster
vintage snapshot print, circa 1950
NPG Ax136862

Winston Churchill at the Royal Society of Arts, by Howard Coster - NPG Ax136863

Winston Churchill at the Royal Society of Arts

by Howard Coster
vintage snapshot print, circa 1950
NPG Ax136863

Winston Churchill, by Vivienne - NPG x45168

Winston Churchill

by Vivienne
vintage bromide print, 1951
NPG x45168

Winston Churchill, by Vivienne - NPG x45169

Winston Churchill

by Vivienne
vintage bromide print, 1951
NPG x45169

Winston Churchill, by Vivienne - NPG x45170

Winston Churchill

by Vivienne
vintage bromide print, 1951
NPG x45170

Winston Churchill, by Vivienne - NPG x45171

Winston Churchill

by Vivienne
vintage bromide print, 1951
NPG x45171

Winston Churchill, by Vivienne - NPG x45172

Winston Churchill

by Vivienne
vintage bromide print, September 1951
NPG x45172

Winston Churchill, by Vivienne - NPG x45173

Winston Churchill

by Vivienne
vintage bromide print, 1951
NPG x45173

Winston Churchill, by Vivienne - NPG x45174

Winston Churchill

by Vivienne
vintage bromide print, 1951
NPG x45174

Winston Churchill, by Vivienne - NPG x45175

Winston Churchill

by Vivienne
vintage bromide print, 1951
NPG x45175

Winston Churchill, by Vivienne - NPG x45176

Winston Churchill

by Vivienne
vintage bromide print, 1951
NPG x45176

The Churchill family, by Vivienne - NPG x45180

The Churchill family

by Vivienne
vintage bromide print, September 1951
NPG x45180

Winston Churchill, by Vivienne - NPG x6039

Winston Churchill

by Vivienne
vintage bromide print, 1951
NPG x6039

Anthony Eden, 1st Earl of Avon; Winston Churchill, by International News Photos - NPG x184363

Anthony Eden, 1st Earl of Avon; Winston Churchill

by International News Photos
vintage print, 17 December 1951
NPG x184363

The Churchill family, by Vivienne - NPG x45179

The Churchill family

by Vivienne
vintage bromide print, September 1951
NPG x45179

Winston Churchill, by Walter Stoneman - NPG x166547

Winston Churchill

by Walter Stoneman
bromide print, November 1953
NPG x166547

Winston Churchill, by Walter Stoneman - NPG x6133

Winston Churchill

by Walter Stoneman
bromide print, 1953
NPG x6133

Winston Churchill, by Walter Stoneman - NPG x6134

Winston Churchill

by Walter Stoneman
bromide print, 1953
NPG x6134

Winston Churchill, by Walter Stoneman - NPG x6135

Winston Churchill

by Walter Stoneman
bromide print, 1953
NPG x6135

Winston Churchill, by Walter Stoneman - NPG x6136

Winston Churchill

by Walter Stoneman
bromide print, 1953
NPG x6136

Winston Churchill, by Walter Stoneman - NPG x6137

Winston Churchill

by Walter Stoneman
bromide print, 1953
NPG x6137

Winston Churchill, by Unknown photographer - NPG x199326

Winston Churchill

by Unknown photographer
bromide print, 2 June 1953
NPG x199326

Winston Churchill, by Elsbeth R. Juda - NPG x132437

Winston Churchill

by Elsbeth R. Juda
bromide contact sheet, 17 October 1954
NPG x132437

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