Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill


These are the notes from the U3A British History group meeting on Tuesday 17th February 2015. Geoff Kean gave the talk.

Note the name Spencer – we shall be looking at the life of Winston’s seventh cousin, twice removed, Diana, Princess of Wales, on Tuesday 21st July.

Winston Churchill was born on 30th November 1874 and died 24th January 1965. He was British Prime Minister from 1940 to 1945 and from 1951 to 1955. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest wartime leaders of the twentieth century. He was multi-talented and was variously a politician, army officer, historian, writer and artist. He refused to be made a duke but did accept a knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II. He was the first person to be made an honorary citizen of the USA. Continue reading


Renaissance and Reformation in European History.

On 15th October our subject was ‘Religious Earthquake’, considering  the roots of, and the impact of, the Protestant Reformation in Europe.

Read notes on this meeting here : Reformation 2

Read notes on  September meeting here: Renaissance and Reformation

Series continues in November