Winston Churchill Information Report Winston Churchill

Winston Churchill Information Report
Winston Churchill, in full Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill was born on the 30th of November 1874 in Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire, England. He was born to Lord and Lady Randolph Churchill in the British aristocracy. Throughout his lifetime, Winston was a British statesman, orator and prime minister (1940-45, 1951-55) who commanded the British nation through a time of near defeat to victory in World War Two.
Early Life
Winston was the eldest child of two in Lord and Lady Randolph Churchill’s
small family. Winston’s parents were very busy people, a short
time after his birth, a nanny, called Mrs. Everest was hired to look after him.
When Churchill was a child, he suffered from a minor speech impediment.
When young Winston was 7 years old, he was first educated in St. James’s
Preparatory School, next to Harrow School, on the outskirts of London
in 1888 when he was 12 years old. Winston wasn’t particularly fascinated
in learning Mathematics or Latin and spent more time studying lower level
courses, until he was able to progress when he passed the tests. Just a few Young Winston
weeks before Winston’s 8th birthday in 1882, he was sent away to St George’s Boarding School, near Ascot, Berkshire in England.
Military Journalist
Churchill proved to be daring and displayed a love for adventure that he kept throughout his long life. His first role was to be a soldier-journalist. In 1895 he set off on a journey to Cuba to write about the Spanish Army for the Daily Graphic. When Churchill went to India on the North-West Frontier in 1896 with the Malakand Field Force, he began to work on a novel called Savrola: A Tale of the Revolution in Laurania. The book was published in 1900. Savrola was followed by a book which spoke about the reconquest of Sudan (1899), in which Winston had also taken part in. As a journalist for the Morning Post, Churchill went to Africa during the Boer War (1899-1902), where the British Military Forces battled against the Dutch forces in South Africa.
Political Career
In 1900, Churchill entered Parliament as member for Oldham as a Conservative. In 1904, Winston changed to the Liberal Party and over the following decade he made his way up the ranks in the Liberal government. In 1912, Churchill was First Lord of the Admiralty (the political person in charge of the Royal Navy) when the unsuccessful Gallipoli battle took place, which he had invented. After this major mistake, he was criticised badly. Churchill decided to resign from the position of First Lord and returned to the army to fight on the front lines of France.
Interwar Years
Winston reentered politics in March 1916 and went back to the Conservative Party. By 1921, Churchill held a position as a colonial secretary. An argument with Turkish president Kemal Atatürk caused him to lose his seat in the House of Commons. The Conservative Party secured power for the first time since 1905. Winston ministered as Chancellor of the Exchequer from 1924.