Winston Churchill

Winston Churchill's Grandson Introduces A New Nickname For Donald Trump

Burn.<p>President Donald Trump may be a big fan of Britain’s former Prime Minister Winston Churchill.<p>But the wartime leader’s grandson, Nicholas Soames, certainly doesn’t feel the same way about the U.S. commander in chief — who he’s called a “daft twerp.”<p>On Friday, Trump appeared to blame the “spread …

News (U.S.)

We Tried It: A Grueling Pentathlon at the Same Military Academy Where Prince William and Prince Harry Trained

<b>What It Is:</b> The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst is the British version of West Point. It’s also where Prince William and Prince Harry started their …

Royal Family

Exclusive New Character Posters For Joe Wright's Darkest Hour

Gary Oldman underwent a fairly radical transformation to play Winston Churchill in forthcoming World War II drama <i>Darkest Hour</i> – and with the film …

Movies

The ruthless coup that put Churchill in power

Though he was responsible for two shameful military fiascos, Churchill was still the wartime leader we needed<p>Lord Woolton put it best: ‘Few people have succeeded in obtaining such a public demand for their promotion as the result of the failure of an enterprise.’ By that, the Tory grandee meant …

History

What do Robin Hood, Jack the Ripper and Winston Churchill have in common?

They’re all subjects of British musical flops, as Adrian Wright reveals in his hugely entertaining Must Close Saturday<p>In the expensive realm of musical comedy, it’s impossible to predict what will take off and what will crash and burn. <i>Oliver!</i> ran for 2,618 performances, but no other Dickens …

Entertainment

“The Investor Is Wise Who Diversifies.” In Many Areas of Life.

From all my schooling, from all my life experience...it's odd what I remember. The things that stick in my head often aren't the things that I might …

Win a two-night stay at a luxury London hotel frequented by Winston Churchill to celebrate the Churchill DVD release

To celebrate the arrival of Churchill – on Blu-ray and DVD now – we’re giving you the chance to win a luxury two-night stay at St. Ermin’s Hotel, …

Hotels

BOOK REVIEW: Chronicle of an enduring war friendship

Jan Smuts and Winston Churchill. Pciture: GETTY<p>Today Smuts is a prophet without honour in his home country, and Churchill is a global icon

Business (South Africa)

A Simple Guide To Naming Your Military Operation, According To Winston Churchill

What’s the most ridiculous U.S. military operation codename you’ve ever come across? Is it the dank-as-hell Operation Juniper Cobra? Or the …

Military

Conservative MP Tim Loughton 'starts day with hour in bath'

<b>A Conservative MP has revealed he spends up to an hour in the bath every morning "to relax and compose my thoughts for the day ahead".</b><p>Tim Loughton is co-chairman of a new all-party group on mindfulness, a form of meditation.<p>He has claimed "one of the greatest causes of stress in the world was the …

Referendums

BOOKS: Winston Churchill and Jan Smuts: The Friendship

Richard Steyn’s first book, a slim volume titled Jan Smuts: Unafraid of Greatness, was a highly regarded and sorely needed rehabilitation of SA’s …

World War II

The Secret of Churchill’s Darkest Hour: An American General in London

Right under the nose of an ambassador who thought the Brits were finished Raymond E. Lee told the White House it was otherwise—and he was right.<p>LONDON—In the 19 months between Winston Churchill becoming prime minister and Pearl Harbor, fascism came as close as it ever would to world domination.<p>We …

History

Churchill's unexpected rise: how the disastrous Norway campaign toppled Chamberlain

<i>David Lough reviews Six Minutes in May: How Churchill Unexpectedly Became Prime Minister by Nicholas Shakespeare</i><p>The news that Germany had invaded Norway hit London on April 9 1940 with the force of “live shells exploding at a picnic” according to one well-placed observer. A day earlier, the British …

History

Winston Churchill’s heir approves of Gary Oldman

Gary Oldman — who’s being buzzed about as an Oscar shoo-in for his role as Winston Churchill in the upcoming drama “Darkest Hour” — has the stamp of …

Half-smoked Winston Churchill cigar sells for $12,000

BOSTON — A cigar half-smoked by British Prime Minister Winston Churchill during a 1947 trip to Paris has sold for just over $12,000 during an online …

Travel

Why Sears failed: Lessons from Winston Churchill

<i>Mark Milke is a regular contributor to ROB and president of the Sir Winston Churchill Society of Calgary.</i><p>The news that Sears Canada is going under will come as no shock to anyone who walked into a Sears store in the past decade or two. I shopped at Sears as a kid, but I can count the number of …

History

Why successful people spend 10 hours a week on 'compound time'

One question has fascinated me my entire adult life: what causes some people to become world-class leaders, performers and changemakers, while most …

The Brain

First Look: Discover the Real-Life Secrets Behind The Crown in New Official Companion Book

<i>The Crown</i> kicks off its second season on December 8, but in the meantime fans can get their fix in a regal new book.<p>Secrets, interviews and …

Royal Family

Harrow's strong ethos and clear values

<b>[Sponsored Article]</b><p>Before it opened in 2012, many wondered if Harrow International School Hong Kong would live up to its billing in providing a …

Education

How much do you know about World War Two as survey reveals some people think UK and Germany on same side

Facts, figures and events from World War Two are at risk of being forgotten – with some people mistakenly believing Germany and Britain were on the …

World War II

Netflix drama The Crown to explore Royal relationship with Nazis

The Crown has so far taken no prisoners when it comes to depicting the secret life of the Royals, from the blazing arguments between the newlywed Queen and Prince Philip to the love life of Princess Margaret.<p>Next series, it is to go one step further: exploring the relationship between the Windsors …

Royal Family

10 Body Doubles And Impersonators Used Throughout History

Trained doubles have been used by politicians, artists, actors, and business people for various reasons. Political decoys have been sent into …

List-Worthy

Anthony McCarten On ‘Darkest Hour’/’Dunkirk’ Supercut | Deadline

After an impressive bow at the Toronto Film Festival, where the film spurred talk of Oscar nominations for director Joe Wright and star Gary Oldman,</i> …

Entertainment

The May 1940 War Cabinet Crisis: Churchill’s darkest hour?

<i>British prime minister Winston Churchill and home secretary John Anderson leave 10 Downing Street, London, after a War Council meeting in May 1940.</i> …

History

Richard Branson Doubles Down on this 1931 Prediction

It turns out Winston Churchill wrote an essay of predictions titled 'Fifty Years Hence'—and while he was off on the timing, some are finally coming …

Activism

Rebellious female artists at Frieze

Antarctica passports are being issued (Lucy + Jorge Orta), silkworms have been cultivated to make art (Liang Shaoji at ShanghART) and an overlooked …

Art

Theresa May’s speech was a dud because Tories can’t do rhetoric

There are many ways to make a conference speech memorable and Theresa May managed most of them. A prankster with a P45, a constant cough and a set that fell to bits as she spoke, the speech was a riot of metaphors in waiting. It may yet be pointed to as a decisive moment in her premiership but it …

Conservative Party

Lunchtime photo

This is the famous sculpture of Winston Churchill in Parliament Square, where he’s forced for all eternity to keep a watchful eye on the shambles …

The Guardian view on the Tories and Brexit: Debate? What debate?

Like Labour, the Conservatives preferred not to debate the difficult practical issues at the heart of the Brexit process<p>Last week in Brighton, Labour strong-armed the debate on the detailed issues about Brexit. This week in Manchester, the Conservatives have done almost exactly the same thing in …

Brexit

The Moral Courage of Winston Churchill’s Speech on the Munich Agreement

This week in 1938, Winston Churchill delivered one of the most remarkable speeches of the 20th century, his condemnation of the Munich Agreement. In …

Evangelical Christianity