read online pdf Clementine Churchill: The Biography of a MarriageAuthor Mary Soames –

Clementine Churchill shy, passionate, and high strung shunned publicity but was in the limelight throughout her adult life As a young woman, her character, intelligence, and good looks won the attention of the impetuous Winston Churchill Their courtship was swift, but their marriage proved immensely strong, spanning many of the major events of the twentieth century Written with affection and candor by the Churchills daughter Mary Soames, this revised and updated biography of a lionhearted couple s life together is not only of historic interest but deeply moving Clementine Churchill: The Biography of a Marriage

About the Author: Mary Soames

Mary Soames, Baroness Soames, LG, DBE, FRSL was the youngest of the five children of Winston Churchill and his wife, Clementine She was the wife of Christopher Soames.Mary Spencer Churchill was raised at Chartwell and educated at the Manor House at Limpsfield She worked for the Red Cross and the Women s Voluntary Service from 1939 to 1941, and joined the Auxiliary Territorial Service in 1941 with whom she served in London, Belgium and Germany in mixed anti aircraft batteries, rising to the rank of Junior Commander equivalent to Captain She also accompanied her father as aide de camp on several of his overseas journeys, including his post VE trip to Potsdam, where he met with Harry S Truman and Joseph Stalin.A successful author, Lady Soames wrote an acclaimed biography of her mother, Clementine Churchill, in 1979 She offered insights into the Churchill family to various biographers, prominently including Sir Martin Gilbert, who was the authorized biographer of Sir Winston Churchill Additionally, she published a book of letters between Sir Winston and Lady Churchill, editing the letters as well as providing bridging material that placed the letters in personal, family, and historical context.Lady Soames was made a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire for her public service, particularly in Rhodesia She was appointed a Lady Companion of the Order of the Garter on 23 April 2005, and was invested on 13 June at Windsor Castle.On 31 May 2014, Lady Soames died at her home in London at the age of 91 following a short illness Her ashes are buried next to those of her husband within the Churchill plot at St Martin s Church, Bladon, near Woodstock, Oxfordshire.

10 thoughts on “Clementine Churchill: The Biography of a Marriage

  1. Sarah Beth Sarah Beth says:

    A comprehensive biography of a woman whose marriage thrust her into the spotlight throughout her life and into the history books forever Clementine Hozier was born in 1885, the second daughter born into a very stormy marriage It s unlikely that her mother s husband was actually her father and Clementine was largely raised by her mot

  2. Relstuart Relstuart says:

    This book is the story of Clementine Churchill, wife of the legendary Winston Churchill written by their daughter If follows Clementine until she marries Churchill and then follows both of them as a dual biography and works in the the story of their children It is an insightful look into the lives the Churchill s Their legacy and impac

  3. Jeannie Jeannie says:

    Eye opening

  4. Wilhelmina Hoftyzer Wilhelmina Hoftyzer says:

    Having read several biographies of Winston Churchill, this was an interesting read, albeit, this biography of Clementine was written in a loving manner by their youngest daughter, and therefore should be read with this point of view with respect to her view of her parents Although it has been claimed that the Churchills had a very strong and

  5. Tim Tim says:

    A fascinating perspective on Clementine Churchill the completely overshadowed wife of Winston, yet was a singular force of strength and comfort to this powerful, consuming public figure.The author Soames steadily treks through this woman s life, how Clementine s outlook on life developed during a stressful childhood, for example, and how she an

  6. Kolumbina Kolumbina says:

    A comprehensive book on life, marriage and governing of Winston Churchill and his wife Clementine Churchill A very rich book, full of original letters between Winston and Clementine, a lot of political facts, history, family life, finances Clementine Churchill was a great companion to Winston C., great PM s wife should be an example to current PM

  7. Elizabeth Elizabeth says:

    Found this to be a fascinating biography of Winston s wife Without her, he would not have been the great man history knows She saw in him his grievous flaws and found ways to save him from himself Much like the Franklin Roosevelts, most of their children were sacrificed to the demands of history Clementine, an unloved child who never really knew who

  8. Natalie Print Natalie Print says:

    A lovely, insightful portrayal of Winston and Clementine Churchill s lives and marriage.

  9. Pam Venne Pam Venne says:

    WOW Of all the biographies I have read, this one grabbed me and held my attention Purnell, the author, did excellent research and wove it into a compelling story of the little known woman behind the infamous Winston Churchill The book follows the history of both families and how Clementine and Winston were introduced through both wars and their deaths I fo

  10. Alayne Alayne says:

    A fascinating and long biography of Clementine Churchill, wife of Winston Churchill by her youngest daughter, Mary Soames The life she lived with Winston for 57 years was quite incredible, and their love for each other for that same length of time was strong and tender She was 91 when she died, 11 years after her husband I had a vague knowledge of the life of

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