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"Clementine Churchill, the biography of a marriage", 1980

Reference Code: GBR/0014/MCHL 12/2/13

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.


  • Creation: 1980


Conditions Governing Access

Access copy available.


1 cassette(s)

1 file(s)

Language of Materials


Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

The recording lasts 24 minutes.

Related Materials

See MCHL 5/1 for the main section on the biography.

Finding aid date

2017-10-24 11:00:09.367000+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

Churchill Archives Centre
Churchill College
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