Intersting Facts About Winston Churchill
Winston Churchill was an one of the most lively and well known Statesman in all of British History. Not only did he lead Britain during World War 2, but he also served as prime minister after the war ended. Here are some remarkably interesting fun facts about Winston Churchill – all of which have been verified to be accurate:
1. Winston Churchill’s mother, Jenny Jerome, was American.
2. Winston Churchill was the only British prime minister to win the Nobel Prize in Literature.
3. Winston Churchill was the first man to be made an honorary citizen of the United States.
4. Winston Churchill serves two terms as Prime Minister. The first between 1940-1945 and the second between 1951-1955.
5. Winston Churchill had trouble pronouncing the letter ‘S’ and spoke with a lisp, like his father.
6. Winston Churchill took three tries to pass the Royal Military College entrance exam.
7. Winston Churchill was sent to Cuba in 1895 where he picked up a life long taste for Cuban Cigars.
8. Winston Churchill supplemented his officer’s pay as a war correspondent for various newspapers during his career as a soldier.
9. Winston Churchill was stationed to Cuba, India, Afghanistan, Egypt, and South Africa during his career as a soldier.
10. Winston Churchill escaped from a Prisoner of War camp during the Second Boer War between Great Britain and the Boer Republics in 1899.
11. Winston Churchill served as the First Lord of the Admiralty during World War One. He was forced to resign after the disastrous defeat at the Battle of Gallipoli.
12. Winston Churchill introduced Britain’s first minimum wage bill in parliament in 1908.
13. Winston Churchill helped draft Britain’s first unemployment pension legislation.
14. Winston Churchill was a supporter of eugenics and drafted a bill that would force the sterilization of the feeble-minded. It did not pass.
15. Winston Churchill was a life-long painter and completed hundreds of paintings. His best known pieces are impressionist scenes of landscapes.