In 1900 Winston Churchill was elected to parliament. He was almost twenty-six. His political career was to last for more than sixty-four years. He occupied various government positions, and served two terms as Prime Minister.
The wartime leader dominates our image of Churchill. Sculptor Ivor Roberts-Jones captures the bulldog spirit in his 1973 sculpture. The reality is of course far more complex.
Controversy has always dogged Churchill.
He was a radical. He changed sides twice.
As a young MP he enacted legislation to alleviate hardship.
He was a firm believer in the British Empire. But he condemned exploitation and tyranny.
And what about his decisions as Home Secretary?
We visit a memorial to the action which inspired one of Churchill’s most famous statements. But there are less obvious stories too.
This is a circular tour around Westminster. It takes in a variety of buildings which were part of Churchill’s political career. We finish back at Parliament Square, close to Westminster Station.
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Details – In Search of Churchill
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Meet: At the Churchill sculpture in the northeastern corner of Parliament Square, just by Westminster Underground Station (see HERE for details)
Duration: Two hours (approximately)
Finish: Back at Parliament Square
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