Lord Randolph Churchill Volume 2
RosettaBooks, Mar 28, 2014 - Biography & Autobiography - 570 pages
The second volume of the Nobel Prize-winning Prime Minister’s biography of his father, the controversial Victorian era British MP.
In 1906, Sir Winston Churchill produced a two-volume biography of his father Lord Randolph Churchill, the 19th century Member of Parliament whose political career ended in scandal. This second volume detail’s the elder Churchill’s emergence as an independent leader who challenged the old guard of his own Conservative Party.
As an obscure and overlooked backbench MP, Randolph established a cohort of Tory rebels known as the “fourth party.” Though excluded from British high society, he nevertheless made a name for himself and rose to become Chancellor of the Exchequer. But as he was on course to run for Prime Minister, his confrontational style led to a career-ending blunder.
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