Churchill was an improbable hero for what was to be called "the century of the common man", not only because he was personally so very uncommon, but because he was from an elite British family and was never closely in touch with "ordinary people" in Britain, let alone the rest of the world.Yet to pigeonhole Churchill that way is misleading. Winston Churchill was seen even in his own lifetime as a historic figure, one of the great men of world history, commemorated all across the world (but especially among the English-speaking peoples) in statues, memorials, streets, and schools named after him, and in a plethora of stamps, medals, plates, and other such memorabilia.This course of lectures explores Churchill's extraordinary life and his remarkable range of skills and achievements in a 60-year-long public life. It seeks to answer the question, "What was it that was great in Winston Churchill?"More
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