"Clementine Churchill, the biography of a marriage", 1980
Scope and Contents
Interview with MS for the Broadcasting Foundation of America, on her biography of her mother. Subjects include: how MS came to write the biography; Clementine's early life; her relationship with her elder sister Kitty Hozier; her education; her first meeting with Winston Churchill; Churchill's earlier loves; Churchill's affection for Blenheim Palace [Oxfordshire]; Lady Randolph Churchill [earlier Jennie Jerome]'s view of Clementine; Clementine's politics and support for women's rights; her view of Churchill's friends, including women friends; Clementine's dislike of Chartwell [Kent]; her physical frailty during the war; her role as a mother and her support for Churchill.
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Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements
The recording lasts 24 minutes.
Finding aid date
- From the Fonds: Soames, Mary, Dame, 1922 - 2014 (née Churchill, writer, wife of Baron Soames) (Person)
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