Born at Blenheim Palace
30th November 1874 Born at Blenheim Palace in Woodstock, Oxfordshire. Son of Lord Randolph Churchill and Jennie Jerome.
Attended Harrow School
Attended and graduated from the Royal Military College at Sandhurst
Lord Randolph Churchill dies
24th January 1895 Lord Randolph Churchill dies (Sir Winston Churchill's father).
Joined the British Army
24th January 1895 Commisioned into the 4th Hussars, a cavalry regiment of the British Army.
Military service in Egypt, India and Sudan
1896 - 1899
Campaigns for Parliament
Elected into Parliament as MP for Oldham
Leaves the Conservative Party
Joins the Liberal Party.
Proposes to Clementine Hozier
Proposes to Clementine Hozier in the Temple of Diana, Blenheim Palace.
Marries Clementine Hozier
Becomes first Lord of Admiralty
4th August 1914
Signs the Anglo-Irish treaty
6th December 1921
Appointed Chancellor of the Exchequer
6th November 1924
3rd September 1939
"Blood, Toil, Tears and Sweat..."
13th May 1940 Winston Churchill is appointed Prime Minister and delivers his first speech to the House of Commons.
"We shall fight on the beaches..."
4th June 1940 Winston Churchill's second famous WWII speech was given to the House of Commons. In this speech, he spoke of the great military disaster that was Dunkirk and warned of the expected invasion by Nazi Germany.
"This was their finest hour..."
18th June 1940 Winston Churchill's third famous wartime speech prepares the nation for the Battle of Britain...
"Never was so much owed by so many to so few..."
20th August 1940 This speech referred to the ongoing efforts of the Royal Air Force pilots who were at the time fighting the Battle of Britain, the pivotal air battle between the German Luftwaffe and Britain’s RAF.
8th May 1945 Victory in Europe Day, also known as VE Day, marked the formal acceptance by the allied forces of Nazi Germany's unconditional surrender of its armed forces.
1st September 1945
Elected Prime Minister for a second term
25th October 1951
Awarded the Noble Prize for Literature
15th October 1953
Is made an honorary American citizen
9th April 1963
Dies at the age of 90
24th January 1965 Dies at the age of 90 and is buried at St Martin’s Churchyard in Bladon, Oxfordshire, within sight of Blenheim Palace.