But his strong personality and forceful determination made him a popular figure during the war years.
Winston Spencer-Churchill belonged to the latter category. Justifiably our world-wide fraternity takes pride in having men of stature as members: But have we at times attributed too much significance to their Masonic association? Maybe more than they themselves have done?
Both were Freemasons Few would doubt the assertion that Winston Churchill was the greatest British statesman of recent history. It was, as in so many instances of fame, both personal talent and external circumstance that thrust him into the very unique historic role he was to play as a politician and the immortality he subsequently gained.
In he became a freemason. What induced him to join the fraternity? How active was he as a freemason? Why is it recorded that he changed Lodges? Why did he resign?
And most importantly, what part did Freemasonry play in his life?
He was educated, as was his younger and only brother Jack and as befitted children of the nobility, at Harrow School and, by his own admission, was far from being a brilliant student.
He always regretted not pursuing his academic career, which, nonetheless, detracted very little from his subsequent success as an author, an artist, a soldier, a statesman and a family man.
All the more so for having had the Prince of Wales, about to be crowned monarch, Grand Master of the Fraternity. He was a great promoter of the Craft and gladly fulfilled his Masonic duties in the public eye.
He was often involved in the ceremonial laying of foundation stones of buildings, bridges, dockyards and churches. Freemasonry was being constantly publicised and Freemasons were recognised and popular in their local communities.
Edward was an immensely popular sovereign. He vindicated himself when he succeeded to the throne in Januaryresigning his Grand Mastership in the same year, and throwing himself into the role of king with energy and enthusiasm.
Britain, in this first decade of the 20th Century, was doing exceedingly well. King Edward, known as Edward the Peacemaker for his diplomacy in Europe, was reigning over the largest empire the world had ever known.
There was a sparkle to the monarchy that had been absent for the best part of 40 years.
The well publicised and welcome Anglo-French Entente Cordiale of has been credited to the king and his linguistic capacity.Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill (30 November – 24 January ) was a British politician, army officer, and writer, who was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from to and again from to As Prime Minister, Churchill led Britain to victory in the Second World War.
Winston Spencer-Churchill (10 October – 2 March ), generally known as Winston Churchill, was a British Conservative politician and a grandson of former Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill.
Early life Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill was born on November 30, , at Blenheim Palace—a home given by Queen Anne to Churchill's ancestor, the Duke of Marlborough. Winston Churchill was born in at his grandfather's home, Blenheim Palace in Marlborough, England.
His father, Lord Randolph Churchill, was a member of the British Parliament and his mother, Jennie Jerome, was an American heiress. Who Was Winston Churchill? Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill (November 30, to January 24, ) was a British politician, military officer and writer who served as the prime minister of.
First published in , Winston Churchill's memoir, "My Early Life, - ", is mainly an account of his getting into trouble, getting back out, and writing about it.