Winston Churchill

The time suffragette Theresa Garnett horsewhipped Winston Churchill

Theresa Garnett in 1909

A short account of suffragette Theresa Garnett attacking then-Home Secretary Winston Churchill with a horsewhip in 1909, written by Anny Cullum.

Winston Churchill and the "second front": a reappraisal - Tuvia Ben-Moshe

This article shows how Churchill's war strategy was determined by British soldiers' reluctance to fight another bloody world war.

Churchill's plans 'to drench Germany with poison gas' and anthrax - Robert Harris and Jeremy Paxman

'... It may be several weeks or even months before I shall ask you to drench Germany with poison gas, and if we do it, let us do it 100%.' - Winston Churchill

Churchill, the Cenotaph and May Day 2000 - Practical History

This response to the graffitiing of official monuments in London on May Day 2000 looks at the origins of war memorials in the social conflicts at the end of World War One and at the myth of the Second World War as an anti-fascist crusade. See also A good day out in London? for further reflections on May Day 2000.

The peccadillos of Winston Churchill

Following a few questions and misconceptions on the man himself, I thought I'd reiterate a few of them to balance things out a bit.