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Synopsis for JW3 afternoon class, 20th May

The Transition Period in Churchill's Life. Part 1: 1898-99


Answer to Nathan's question of last week: Kitchener and Cyprus

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  • Churchill's less than positive view of Kitchener

  • Money Troubles

  • Arguably the biggest decision in his personal life other than marriage to Clemmie

  • A spurned love - Pamela Plowden

  • Standing and losing the Oldham by-election July 1899

  • Off to South Africa and The Boer War - as a journalist

  • He just can't help himself, and lands up as a POW


One book not previously referred to: Churchill by Andrew Roberts.

Plus The Boer Wars by Ian Knight (Osprey Series)

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