Born a child of the Victorian aristocracy when the British Empire was at the peak of its power and influence, Winston S. Churchill made the greatest contribution to the survival of the western democracies and the liberties we so often take for granted today.
As a young officer he wrote his first books while serving Queen Victoria in India and in Africa. He entered the Cabinet while King Edward V11 was on the throne and commanded the Royal Navy for both King George V and then King George V1 when the two great wars of the twentieth century erupted. In between, he was a personal friend of King Edward V111.
When he resigned as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom he received the signal honour of a visit by Queen Elizabeth 2nd to 10 Downing Street. He was a leading reformer before the First World War: he foresaw the consequences of the Versailles Treaty: he was instrumental in the independence of Ireland, Israel and Jordan; and he warned of the dangers of Nazi Germany and the Iron Curtain of Soviet Russia long before those warnings were popular.
He wrote over 50 books, an uncounted number of popular articles and he painted with such talent that his work was displayed by the Royal Academy when it was submitted under an assumed name. He received the Nobel Prize for Literature for his immortal speeches and his written works.
Winston S. Churchill was indeed
the Person of the 20th Century.