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The Aristocratic Adventurer David Cannadine is one of Britain's premier historians essayists and broadcasters whose books have brought erudite and entertaining social history to a wide audience As General Editor of the Penguin History of Britain series he embodies Penguin's long term commitment to uality accessible history publishing This extract from his acclaimed Aspects of Aristocracy takes a wry look at Winston Churchill's upper class origins I had no idea that Churchill was not well liked before the war or that he was an aristocrat I really liked learning about his family who don't seem like such a great bunch uiet interesting Cannadine provides a fascinating interpretative paradigm for understanding the phenomenon Churchill his 'membership' of the changing decaying British aristocracy His family relations friendships and political associations are scrutinised to indicate that his ascendancy to Prime Ministership in 1940 was not entirely expected The embrionic book opens a completely new view of British politics of the first half of the twentieth centuryCannadine se leesbare versameling 'skinnerstories' oor Churchill se familie vriende politieke konneksies en finansiƫle kwessies bied 'n fassinerende blik op die Britse politiek van die vroeƫ twintigste eeu


About the Author: David Cannadine

Sir David Cannadine FBA FRSL FSA FRHistS is a British author and historian who specialises in modern history and the history of business and philanthropy


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