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The Churchill Documents - Volume 1 Youth: 1874-1896 von Churchill, Randolph S. (eBook)

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The Churchill Documents - Volume 1

Volume one of The Churchill Documents includes documents relevant to the first narrative volume of the official biography, Winston S. Churchill: Youth, 1874-1900. When an extract or quotation appears in the narrative volume, the complete document appears hear. Where space prevented the inclusion of a contemporary letter in the narrative volume, it is included here.


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    Sprache: Englisch
    ISBN: 9781941946046
    Verlag: Hillsdale College Press
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The Churchill Documents - Volume 1

Short Biographies
of the
to be brought before the reader in this volume

A YLESFORD Heneage, 7th Earl of (1849-85); succeeded his father two days after his marriage to Edith (1844-97), third daughter of Colonel Thomas Peers Williams. They had two daughters. A son born to Lady Aylesford in Paris in 1881 was reputed to be the child of the Marquess of Blandford (qv). Aylesford, popularly known as Sporting Joe, was renowned for his lack of success on the Turf and for his violent disposition. He settled in Texas, where he was said to be popular with the cowboys and where he died of heart failure.

B ALFOUR Arthur James (1848-1930); eldest son of James Maitland Balfour and Lady Blanche Cecil, second daughter of 2nd Marquess of Salisbury. Succeeded his uncle, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury (qv), as Prime Minister 1902-5 and leader of the Tory Party 1902-11. Conservative MP for Hertford 1874-85, for Manchester East 1885-1906, for City of London 1906-22. For a time a member with Lord Randolph Churchill of the Fourth Party. President of Local Government Board 1885-6; Secretary for Scotland 1886-7; Chief Secretary for Ireland 1887-91; Leader of the House and First Lord of the Treasury 1891-2, 1895-1905. Succeeded WSC as First Lord of the Admiralty 1915; Foreign Secretary 1916-19; Lord President of the Council 1919-22, 1925-9. Earl 1922.

B ARING Hugo (1876-1949); sixth son of 1st Baron Revelstoke. Lieutenant 4th Hussars until his resignation 1898. Rejoined Army to serve in Boer War (severely wounded), and in First World War (wounded). Married 1905 Evelyn Harriet, widow of 2nd Baron Magheramorne, second daughter of 8th Earl of Shaftesbury.

B ARNES Reginald Walter Ralph (1871-1946); son of Prebendary R. H. Barnes of Stoke Canon, near Exeter. Joined 4th Hussars 1890, adjutant 1896-1900. Served with Imperial Yeomanry in Boer War (wounded, DSO). Commanded 10th Hussars 1911. Major-General and KCB 1919.


B LANDFORD Albertha Frances Anne (Bertha), Marchioness of (1847-1932); sixth daughter of 1st Duke of Abercorn and Louisa Jane, daughter of 6th Duke of Bedford. She had seven brothers, and was one of seven sisters, all of whom married into the peerage. She married in 1869 George, Marquess of Blandford (qv), eldest son of 7th Duke of Marlborough (qv). This marriage was dissolved in 1883; the decree nisi was awarded five months before her husband succeeded to the dukedom, but was not made absolute until four months after. However, she preferred to retain the style of Marchioness of Blandford, though by 1896 she was one of five ladies then living who were or had been entitled to the style of Duchess of Marlborough. The others were Jane, widow of 6th Duke; Fanny, widow of 7th Duke; Lily, widow of 8th Duke; and Consuelo, wife of 9th Duke.

B LANDFORD George Charles, Marquess of (1844-92); eldest son of 7th Duke of Marlborough (qv) and brother of Lord Randolph Churchill (qv). He married (1) 1869, Albertha (qv above), daughter of 1st Duke of Abercorn; (2) at the Tabernacle Baptist Church, New York, Lilian Warren (Duchess Lily), widow of Louis Hammersley and daughter of Cicero Price, Commodore, US Navy. He succeeded as 8th Duke in 1883.

B LOOD General Sir Bindon (1842-1940); son of W. B. Blood of Co Clare, and a descendant of the famous Colonel Thomas Blood, who attempted to steal the Crown Jewels from the Tower of London in 1671. Major-General commanding Malakand Field Force 1897. KCB 1896, GCB 1909. Retired as General 1907.

B RABAZON John Palmer (1843-1922); son of Major H. Brabazon of Co Mayo and Eleanor Ambrosia, daughter of Sir W. H. Palmer, 3rd Bart. Served in Grenadier Guards and 10th Hussars; appointed to command 4th Hussars 1893. He was thus

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