Winston Churchill PM and Polymath
Winston Churchill PM (Prime Minister) and Polymath, 50 years after his death and state funeral, the life and work of Winston is almost as controversial and in some ways more so than when he was alive, if that could be possible. Few men or women can have had such a profound experience of and impact on any century,
“Let us learn our lessons. Never, never, never believe any war will be smooth or easy, or that anyone who embarks on he strange voyage can measure the tides and hurricanes he will encounter. The Statesman who yields to war fever must realise that once the signal is given, he is no longer master of policy but the slave of unforeseeable and uncontrollable events.”
Winston Churchill in his highly respected own account My Early Life
This by a man who would witness and be involved in the Boer and two World Wars. He maybe gone but in our collective memory he is certainly not forgotten. Marking this considerable anniversary as part of our Prime Ministers List within Intriguing People here is our collection focusing on a few strands of a rich life and sharing some of the best resources we find along the way.
We are concentrating on the life and character of the man, his irascible and intriguing nature and his vast array of polymorphic interests, skills and demonstrations of those capabilities across a long rich life where he touched many lives and continues to do so. To trace his interest in innovation, science and technology and his view of some of the intriguing people he met and engaged with and what he thought of them and they of Winston. Our aim is a polymorphic collection to celebrate a life across the breadth of all his activities and fields of interest, embracing the good, the bad and the ugly, the successes and failures and inevitably his own texts provide more than a few quotations. This collection will feature video and audio artefacts which hopefully you will enjoy as much as we do. A true icon of the 20th Century and a rare particpant in the Boer and two world wars, there cannot be many men or women to rival such a varied life. Our starting points are digital portraits and reflections of that life from varied points of view, his relationships, opinions and commentary on other actors in the events he participated in and a lifelong interest in science, technology and innovation.